had such a nice meal last night at sugar cafe on queen st. w....the owner (her name might be susan) is such a gracious and humble hostess. the food was delicious, obviously made with care and very reasonably priced....had a bottle of their house italian table wine (don't remember the name) for $22...good enough, drinkable...there's only a handful of wine but many are available in 1/2 litre. small dinner menu but very well executed.
started with the smoked paprika shrimp served with avocado, orange segments and mixed greens and their chickpea morrocan 'stew'....the stew won out here...very flavorful and delicious. for mains had the halibut done with oven roasted potatoes, spinach and mashed potatoes...perfectly cooked and very hearty....also had their coconut milk curried chicken served with basmati rice and some kind of mushroom i think...i was really looking forward to this dish but i would have liked a little more curry and a little more coconut milk but it was regardless very tasty...the halibut won the mains race for me.....we listened to the dessert list with watering mouths (amaretto bread pudding, lemon tart and flourless chocolate cake)....after much hmmming and hawing decided on just a yummy latte....shockingly the wonderful owner/server/hostess brought us over a 1/2 slice of each of the bread pudding and the lemon tart....wow! definitely save room for dessert at sugar cafe (or go just for dessert!)....had a wonderful evening....bottle of wine, 2 apps, 2 mains, 1 latte (and free dessert :o)) was just over $100 before tip.
can't wait to return.