Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Hyatt Regency [Winterlicious 2015 Media Preview]

I was invited to The King Street Social Kitchen at the Hyatt Regency (@HyattOnKing) for their Winterlicious and Valentine menu preview and what an amazing time with the good food and even better company.

This is my first time dinning here and I was excited to see what they have to offer. Love the private room we got with all the full side dishes on the side for us to take pictures which is great since we can dig in right away when dinner is served (we got sample sizes to taste but the pictures below are all actual portion size).

Executive Chef Wesley Boodhram inspired by Asian streetfood, created an Asian themed Winterlicious menu.

Tofu and Vegetable Steamed Wonton Soup
~ served w/ a Lemongrass and Tamarind gremolata and Soy miso
Definitely had a twist with the lemongrass and tamarind flavor in the broth which is rather refreshing and great way to start the meal.

Red Oak and Aged Ontario's Goat Cheese
~ with Roasted Pecans, Grape Tomatoes, Soft Herbs, Sweet Mirin Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Satay
~ w/ a Fresh Pineapple and Apple Slaw, a Bambu Kacang Sauce
This felt like a summer dish with the light and refreshing slaw and the grilled skewers which was a nice change from the usually heavier winter dishes. The chicken was very tender, only wish the sauce had a little bit more flavor and texture to it.

Homemade Tofu & Black Bean
~ Stir Fried Tofu and black bean w/ ginger, Crisp Veg, Snow Peas, Shitake, Udon Noodles
If the menu didn't say black bean, I wouldn't have known, it was kind of sweet instead.

King Street Beef Lo Mein
~ Yakisoba Noodles, Local Tenderloin Beef, Snow Peas, Lotus Root, Soft Herbs, Fungi, Mango, Jicima Relish

Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Buttered Poached Jumbo Pawn
~ w/ cauliflower mash, heirloom carrots, horseradish reduction
This was served medium well which was a bit too cooked for me since it felt dry and tough, so make sure to mention to your server for rare or medium rare when ordering this. I especially enjoyed the cauliflower mash here which was sweet, soft and not too smooth.

Passion Fruit Crème Brulee

 Above dishes are what they decided to serve us from their Winterlicious & Valentine Menu and the ones to follow, we didn't get to get a taste:
Poached Haddock and Wasabi Emulsion
~ served w/ red jasmine, toasted almonds & pan fried kale

Brick Oven Baked Sweet Corn & Local Soft Goat's Cheese Soup
~ w/ toasted panettone croutons

Pan Roasted Ricotta and Baby Spinach stuffed Chicken Breast
~ w/ root vegetable gratin, pot jus, acorn squash

Portabella Mushroom En Croute
~ served w/ fragrant Champagne sauce and grilled heirloom tomatoes

Pan Seared King Crab Cakes
~ w/ red pepper remoulade, micro cress salad aged 10 year old Balsamic

40 Day Aged Rib Eye Steak & Teriyaki Prawns
~ Fire Charred Five Spice marinated beef, ginger scented glass noodles and lotus chips tempura

 Warm Bread Pudding
 ~ w/ a Lychee Creme

Lemon & Raspberry Tart

Frozen Grapes
~ w/ Grand Marnier Crème Fraiche

Dinner was served with Trius Winery (@TriusWines)

The dishes was nothing spectacular or out of the ordinary but there's flavors and twist here and there that kept surprising me.
With the convenient location, I would definitely recommend dropping for some of their Asian Fusion.
Thanks Mary (@themary_tang) for the invite, it was such amazing company.

For their Winterlicious Lunch $23 and Dinner $35 Menu => Click here

*** This meal was complimentary but opinions are my own ***

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