Monday, May 25, 2015

Thoroughbred Food & Drink [Canadian]

Heard so many amazing thing about Thoroughbred Food & Drink (@ThoroughbredTO)
 that I have no idea why it took me so long to pay them a visit.

Bought to us by Chef Ariel Coplan previously George & Splendido which are two of my fav restaurants, I do have high expectations and let's just say I wasn't disappointed.

With a long bar thought the first floor of the narrow space with a DJ table at the end, we were quickly escorted upstairs to a more casual dinning area.

Burrata $13
~ Ramps, Beets, Watermelon Radish
Delicious, refreshing and pretty, love the simplicity of the dish but wish there was a tad more of that burrata. 

Kung Pao Cauliflower $11
~ Cashews, Cilantro, Chili
Deep fried and coated with spicy sweet sauce topped with crunchy nuts, this was just simply AMAZING!!!

Mushroom Wellington $16
~ Watercress, Portabella, Parmesan
The puff pastry made in house, it was a buttery flaky goodness and I didn't even miss the beef with the meaty portabella. And I can't help but love the presentation here, it looks like a fallen log in the forest where you would sit and relax which tied it with the earthy mushroom taste of this dish. 

Smoked Duck Breast $27
~ Ginger, Creamed Cabbage, Tamarind
Love the very subtle of smokiness, perfectly cooked and so thinly slice; it was perfect. A little bit on the under seasoned side, wish there was a little bit more of the tamarind sauce.

Assador de Barro $25
~ House Made Sausage Cooked Table Side
Don't you love the flaming piggy here, totally unnecessary but can't help but love this. The final moment on the flame helps to crisp up the casing.

Yes it's green because the sausage of the day have rapini in it, love the sausage with the perfect crisp casing but wish it came with a side of bread since it was rather salty and heavy on it's own.

I really really really wanted to try their Foie Gras Macchiato but they didn't have it that day; Foie Gras infused coffee who would want that. To compensate, I had one of their Jell-O shot which was amazing, tasty but strong.
Molotov Pudding $7
Molotov Pudding is a tradition Portuguese egg white flan and it's the first time we had it. I am usually not an almond flavor person but this wasn't "fake" tasting and the flan was so light. The pear slices also pairs surprisingly well with the almond flavor.

Chocolate Bar Truffles $2.50/ea
Ben couldn't resist getting the Reese Peanut Butter and the Coffee Crisp Truffles.

There have mostly Craft Beer here which is amazing since you all know that I am all about supporting local...
A very easy drinking lager with smooth balanced and slightly sweet finish. This was perfect with the Kung Pao Cauliflower

Open kitchen on the second floor with a Chef's Table on the side that can easily host 10 people (this is definitely on my list for our next dinner party)

Love everything we had and can't wait to come back for more.
They just start serving Brunch, maybe we should come back for that.
They have a tasting menu call "Let us Cook For You", would definitely love to do that next time

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