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!

Brunch @ Cibo Wine Bar

Cibo Wine Bar is probably the best restaurant I have been to for Brunch in Toronto! I visited Cibo on King W. this Sunday and really enjoyed the whole experience. To start, the layout of the restaurant is absolutely stunning and very clean. It is best to make reservations ahead of time, although it was not very busy. As it was my first time having brunch at CIBO, the waitress explained how it worked. There was multiple stations including freshly made waffles, omelettes, homemade pizza and pasta, and a massive dessert section!  The brunch option @ Cibo is all you can eat and $5 mimosas, which sounds great to me 🙊. The food is all to die for and it was all worth it. I had the best arancini (rice-balls), I have ever tried and i would go back again just for those alone.  I was blown away by the amount of selection they had like the fresh to order stations.

I had dined at Cibo’s other location in Yorkville for dinner a while back and I really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend trying Cibo, especially for brunch on King W. My expectations were beyond met and I can’t wait to go back. Would love to plan a birthday or  night with friends in the private/party rooms, they are so nice!

Check out Cibo here !

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522 King St. W. Toronto

 

Old School

Old School Diner is a fun, retro and very American spot located @ 800 Dundas St., Toronto. This is a great place to go if you feel like eating unhealthy, delicious breakfast food. It was very difficult to order here because everything sounded so amazing. We then decided to ask the waitress which was the most popular menu items, and decided from there. My date and myself had decided on two different choices that we were both so happy with!

 

BLUEBERRY HILL

HOTCAKE GRIDDLE THRILLS WITH MASSIVE BLUEBERRIES & BUTCHER’S CRACK, WHIPPED BROWN SUGAR BUTTER 13

The portions were so big we could have shared and the pancakes were cooked to perfection. The sugar smoked bacon was defiantly worth adding to my meal because it was to.die.for! Prices are pretty reasonable, Old School Diner is defiantly worth a try. Apparently Saturday mornings are not super busy, there were tons of tables available. We had a great server who was very helpful and efficient.

All of the food is super yummy, but crazy unhealthy….Starting a diet so probably won’t head back here until I feel like being fat again.