Monday, July 7, 2014

Azure [Summerlicious 2014]

We were once again invited back to Azure Restaurant & Bar inside InterContinental Toronto Centre (@ICTorontoCentre) for Summerlicious, had so much fun here and here.
As I've said it before and I will said it again, the space it a bit outdated but they can't do much about it but the food and service are amazing.

Heirloom Tomatoes
~ buffalo mozzarella + basil + figs + balsamic glaze
Love the bright color and it's so fresh and light, perfect for a hot summer day.

 Seared Tuna & compressed Watermelon
~ watercress + avocado + orange + cucumber + micro cress
Love love love the pickled compressed watermelon, this was my favorite dish of the night. Wish the tuna was a bit less cooked, a little red/raw center would be great. But love the tuna with the watermelon, even better with the creamy avocado.

Lemon Basil Pesto Tagliatelle
~ zucchini + roasted peppers + ricotta cheese + toasted almonds
I was having a pasta craving, so this was perfect and it smelled amazing when it came.  Love all the bright colors of the dishes, this just scream summer.

 Ontario Beef Striploin
~ pink peppercorns + truffle pomme purée + scallions + king mushrooms + au jus
Ben ordered medium rare but it was more like medium well done, I would have ask for another one but he seems fine with it. They really need to work on how they cook their steak, happened the first time we were here as well (see post here)

 Chef's Daily Sorbet
It was a hugemongous. I was told it was raspberry which was delicious by the way, `but it also come with a yellow one which was really icy and which our waiter didn't knew the flavors. I assume it's passion fruit but a not very passion fruit tasting passion fruit if you know what I mean.

 Lindt Milk Chocolate Torte
~ chocolate mousse + marshmallow crème + ganache + sour cherry + praline

Verdict :
Service was just as great as ever and love the lighter and bright color dishes this time
This place is definitely under recognize, the most attentive service that most places lack these days especially during licious.
They will also be extending Summerlicious to Azurelicious through the month of August
*** This meal was complimentary. Opinions are my own***

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