Winterlicious is an annual Toronto culinary celebration. It allows people the opportunity to try prix fixe menus from a variety of restaurants across the city and offers unique culinary events. During Winterlicious I always take the chance to try a place I’ve never been to, allowing me to taste some of the best dishes on their menu at a (usually) discounted price!
This weekend I decided to try Piola’s $15 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu. As their sign says, they are “Famosi Per La Pizza”, and they didn’t disappoint!!! They’re located at 1165 Queen St W, and they offer classic italian dishes like thin crust pizza & pasta.
I started with a strong, delicious, Italian coffee (….and ordered a couple more after that)!
Homemade bread sliced, oven toasted and topped with fresh tomatoes, basil and olive oil
Mixed greens, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, black pitted olives and cucumbers in a vinaigrette dressing
Fusilli al Pesto Pasta
Pesto sauce made with fresh basil, virgin olive oil, pine nuts, Grana Padano cheese and garlic
Mozzarella, goat cheese, grilled vegetables and cherry tomatoes
The classic pizza topped with mozzarella and fresh basil
(It smelled so good, I couldn’t wait to take a bite!)
Gelato al Limone & Gelato alla Vaniglia
My favourite was the Margherita Pizza and the Aristotele Salad! The Fusilli Pasta was particularly good the next day and I would DEFINITELY go back for a coffee!!
Momofuku Milk Bar
Today was the day that our long awaited dreams finally came true…..
Anna and I would be heading over to Momofuku Milk Bar to finally get our hands on all of the yummy treats we always hear so much about.
Located at 190 University Ave, Toronto, ON, this little slice of heaven is connected to the Shangri-La hotel.
Not only do they offer these amazing sweets, there are also 4 different restaurants inside, all hosted by Momofuku; which range in a wide variety of dishes to choose from.
We only had the chance to visit the milk bar, but definitely plan on going back and trying out the restaurants, the menus looked great!
Our favourites? The crack pie and b’day truffles were to die for.
In terms of the cookies they offered – if you are a coffee lover, the compost cookie is great because there are coffee beans within it, along with a million other amazing things.
But if you’re looking for something sweet and savoury, the corn cookie was beyond.
– Amanda and Anna, xx
Home of The Brave
So every time I seem to walk by this place, there’s none stop action going on – not to mention the fact that there’s constant hip hop music playing (which is a win in my books). So, in turn, this has all enticed me to want to try this place out and see what all the fuss is about. It’s located at 589 King Street W. just above Lou Dawgs.
When we arrived, it was around 6pm, just before the place picked up another 20 notches and was jam packed.
The menu had a vast variety of things to choose from, all of which sounded incredible.
This is what we ended up getting……
Chicken and Waffles with Sour Cream
last but not least, Red Velvet Funnel Cake with House-made Bourbon Ice Cream
I recommend everyone go and try this restaurant – It surpassed my expectations, and everything was amazinnnnnnnggg.
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Hey everyone, so I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, and share with you all how UH-MAZ-ING this restaurant is.
The place is called Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, and its located in Liberty Village – at 85 Hanna Ave #104, Toronto, ON. This place is definitely not your average restaurant – being known for their “infamous” bathrooms; this restaurant is a mix of cool, chic and sophisticated – while still always remaining on point with every meal they send out.
The first meal I ordered were the “Green Eggs and Ham – served with a fresh salad, I really love them Sam I am!” This play on words definitely peeked my interest, and the taste was right up there with it.
The second meal on my to-do list was the “Veda’s Choice – Mildred’s classic poached eggs on a flakey croissant with your choice of smoked salmon, or rosemary bacon, topped with béarnaise sauce and served with mixed greens.”
Now, listen up everyone – when I say this is to die for, I really mean that this is TO DIE FOR. Not only did it look amazing, the taste completely surpassed my expectations. The fresh, warm flakey croissant, with the perfectly poached eggs drenched in the delectable sauce, not to mention the bacon that was cured to perfection – basically made me shut up until the plate was clean.
Now, last but certainly NOT least – the pièce de résistance, “Mrs. Bierderhof’s Legendary Light and Fluffy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes – served with Lanark County maple syrup and whipped cream. Mrs. Bierderhof’s pancakes make people happy!” and boy do they ever. The overwhelming warmth and sweetness will literally melt your heart – and I highly recommend leaving them as the desert portion of your meal.
Now stop drooling on your computer!!