My family and I returned to Toronto for a weekend visit with no plans other than going to the St. Lawrence Market and Royal Ontario Museum, both of which we accomplished. We stayed in Yorkville so most of our dining was done in the area.
We had lunch at the Market our first day, peameal bacon sandwiches with mustard from Carousel Bakery and lobster rolls with clam chowder from Buster's. Everything was hot and tasty, though next time I think I'll try the veal sandwich from Uno Mustachio.
Dinner was at Cafe Boulud in the Four Seasons and we were impressed with the decor, service and food. Lamb shank and the dry aged NY steak were our choices, each dish perfectly cooked and delicious. A bit on the pricey side but we felt it was good value, especially for an anniversary celebration, our 27th.
Lunch the next day was at King Noodle on our way to Kennsington Market. Char siu won ton min, beef chow fund and crispy roast pork with choy sum on rice were our choices. Everything was good, but my roast pork was excellent, crispy skin, just the right amount of fat and meat. The staff carried a whole roast pig by our table and the skin was perfectly done, very impressive work there by the chef.
Dinner our second night was at Terroni on Adelaide. Very good Italian restaurant with great fresh pasta dishes. The tagliatelle bolognese and spaghetti with spicy sausage and truffles were outstanding. The only issue for us was how close the tables were placed, we could hear every word the couple on their first date next to us were talking about.
Our last dinner was also at the Four Seasons, this time downstairs at the dBar. We enjoyed our dinner upstairs so much we figured the extensive bar menu would be fun on Thanksgiving night. Everyone ate and drank to their hearts content. The charcuterie board was an excellent combination of meats and cheese, a great start with drinks. This was followed by crab croquettes, brisket sliders and the outstanding Yankee burger with hot crispy fries. The casual atmosphere and seating was relaxing and we enjoyed our time here.
We also enjoyed coffee at the ubiquitous 2nd Cup which does a really nice job by the way and Jimmy's Coffee in Kennsington on the back porch. A return breakfast at Over Easy was quick, convenient and rather tasty. We enjoyed our visit to Toronto and hope to return again in a few years.