Saturday, January 31, 2009
WINTERLICIOUS - TAKE 1
Last night was the start of Toronto's Winterlicious event, where over a hundred restaurants in the city offer discounted pre-fix three course meals. As a person who loves eating out and trying new restaurants, I look forward to this event every winter.
Last night I met up with five girlfriends to try the Moroccan fare of 93 Harbord, it's their street address as well as their name. I started with an arugula salad, with goat cheese, walnuts and a pomegranate vinaigrette. It was very tasty and a fair size starter salad. For my entree I had fesenjan chicken, in a pomegranate-walnut sauce with steamed couscous, again, another delicious dish, and I cleaned my plate. For dessert I had the walnut and pear stuffed phyllo with honey date syrup. This was the perfect ending to a lovely meal as it wasn't too heavy. Highlights of this restaurant for me were; having one of my favorite Rieslings on the wine list, Angels Gate, as well as the pita bread and olive dip for the table.
During this event you sometimes get the feeling that the restaurant isn't too thrilled to be taking part, not so here. Our waiter was very friendly, the service and food were excellent, as well as the portion sizes and we weren't rushed, spending over 2 hours at our table. The $25 pre-fix price was more then reasonable. It was a lovely evening out and I would definitely go back. My one complaint, we weren't offered coffee with our dessert, but that may of kept us lingering longer, and they did have another party coming in for our table.
I will be visiting three more restaurant while this events runs, and look forward to sharing my review.