Té – Toronto

This Monday, I ate at Té; a tapas style restaurant. Té demonstrates its Asian and American influences, when it comes to the food and drinks.  I tried a number of things on the menu, which were all amazing and super fresh. The owners of the restaurant, Grace and Tina were both very nice and helpful when it came to choosing the most popular dishes. Té has only been open for a few months and are off to a great start.They are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late nights and have a wide variety of menu options.


I absolutely loved the style and white layout that the restaurant had, the look of the marble table makes everything look so clean. Our beautiful table was located at the front and was big enough for about six people. There is also an outdoor area out back and more tables at the end of the restaurant.

 

We tried a few of the cocktails, which were all so unique and delicious. My favorite was the Green Té Mojito, I thought it was so refreshing and just the perfect summer drink. The Chai Milk Té was amazing too, but I feel would go better with desert. We also tried The Spicy Chai, which I loved because anything with ginger is awesome! The drinks are priced fairly, around $10 a cocktail. I would for sure go back just for the drinks alone.

I fell involve with Kimchi Ravioli! I have never heard of Kimchi Ravioli in my life, it was so perfectly done… I was very impressed. Just the right about of crispness on the outside, spice from the kimchi and creaminess from the ricotta. I could have eaten the entire plate of these, one of my top menu picks @ Té. Also, tried the Braised Pork Crostini which was really flavourful and filling.

 


These were both really good, The Braised Beef Poutine was another favorite of mine that evening. This is a must have and great to share with others, as it is pretty heavy. The gravy on it has a flavour that I can’t quite put my finger on, but leaves you wanting more.


This was another one of my faves, everything about it was so good! The dough balls are made out of asian steamed rice, which I haven’t seen done before. This had a spicy tomato sauce with mozzarella cheese. This reminded me of Gnocchi pasta, with an asian twist to it. I loved this dish and next time I go back, this will be the first thing I re-order.

 

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Bulgogi Sliders

The Bulgogi sliders were the perfect combination of Asian and American inspired ingredients. The meat on the slider was juicy and seasoned just right! This was topped with a quail egg and a savory wasabi mayo.
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Overall, Té is an awesome choice for a night out with friends and family. They have such a creative menu and have not seen anything like it before. I would highly recommend ordering the “pizza” that they make, it was one of a kind. I can’t wait to go back with a group of friends for brunch , would love to try The Huevos Mash-up ( SOUNDS SO GOOD).

Thank you Grace and Tina for an amazing evening Té Toronto. Keep up the excellent work!

RIZ on Yonge St.

A few years back for my birthday, my boyfriend took me to a restaurant we had both never tried before. Riz, is Asian food and the menu is gluten-free. I really enjoyed myself that evening and everything I tried, I loved! Everything about Riz is amazing and is my absolute favourite place to go and eat. The all you can eat menu is huge for lunch and dinner, I have been for both. Both locations are great, but I prefer the Riz on Yonge St because it is more spacious and they have a larger menu. The black maki is a menu option that only Riz on Yonge offers and it is to die for, I love it! Everything is so fresh and the food does not taste gluten-free at all.

A lot of people believe that eating gluten-free is bland and boring, but at Riz you can’t even tell the difference. Riz is actually the only restaurant in Ontario that offers gluten-free dim sum and tempura, which is amazing!  There are also tons of Vegan and Vegetarian options aswell, which makes this restaurant an option for almost anyone.

I am so happy that I was introduced to such a great restaurant! This is one you do not want to miss.

CHECK OUT RIZ ON YONGE !

 

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