Canada 150 @ Burger’s Priest

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of visiting Burger’s Priest for a preview of their Confederation Burger in celebration of Canada 150. The Confederation Burger is only available to the public on July 1st – while quantities last (and they sell out fast!)

The Confederation Burger is served with the heaps of butter poached Nova Scotia lobster tail, sweet Canadian maple syrup, juicy premium beef patty and Ontario farmed Bacon with lettuce. I’ve visited Burger’s Priest on several occasions and found their burgers to be really consistent. I thoroughly enjoyed their confederation burger and look forward to re-visiting them again on Canada’s Day!

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Our feast @ Jacobs & Co Steakhouse

When my boss asked us to pick a restaurant for our team appreciation dinner – I did little to no research and told our group we would be eating at Jacobs & Co Steakhouse 🙂 So a few months ago (January to be exact), our team ended up at Jacobs on a random weeknight after work. The service at Jacobs was the complete opposite of what I had in mind. Servers were down to earth, super friendly and attentive. However, I did find it odd that hostess table did not offer to take any of our jackets before we were shown to our table. I noticed patrons in the dining room had their jackets hanging on the back of their chairs.

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Our waitress was incredibly friendly and helpful. Not knowing the large portions of appetizers and sides offered at Jacobs, our waitress didn’t hesitate at all to tell us we over ordered. This was definitely true – the appetizer & side portions are very large and generous. (see photos below)

Complimentary Bread to Start

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Beef Tartar ($26.00)

  • anchovy, caper, egg yolk, truffle oil

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Jacob Caesar Salad ($19.00)

  • prepared tableside

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Duck Fat French Fried Potatoes ($14.00)

  • tarragon

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Potato Gratin ($15.00)

  • Cheddar, Shallots

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Stuffed Baked Potato ($16.00)

  • Bacon, Sour Cream, Cheddar

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4oz Ribeye – Mishima Reserve Wagyu ($200.00)

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Crème Brûlée ($14.00)

  • brûléed vanilla crème with fresh berries and triple chocolate biscotti

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I was told prior to my visit that any ribeye on the menu is a must order so  I ordered the 4oz Ribeye – Mishima Reserve Wagyu and it was  incredibly tender. Every bite literally melted in my mouth especially the fatty ends of the ribeye. I started off dinner with the beef tartare – a whole chunk of it. Followed  by a caesar salad made table side that feeds two. I enjoyed the infamous caesar salad and but thought it was overhyped but nonetheless, it was a good starter. I also ordered a baked potato that took me 3 separate meals to finish. I can’t stress again that the appetizers and side dishes at Jacob’s are very generous in portions.

Overall I enjoyed my very first dining experience at Jacob’s but unfortunately this restaurant is not in my day to day budget so will probably return for a special occasion.

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#GoodFoodPromise at Fionn MacCool

We recently visited Fionn MacCool over on Front Street to sample some of their items from their new #GoodFoodPromise menu. This menu introduces Fionn MacCool‘s new approach by serving quality ingredients sourced from responsible Canadian family farms; Beef, Chicken and Bacon raised to the highest food safety and animal care standards, and fish caught sustainably that Fionn MacCool‘s knows and trusts.

The #GoodFoodPromise also means giving back to local charities. It’s all part of their community food print.

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{Left} White Sangria ($8.50) – Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka, Sauvignon Blanc, Fresh Lime Juice, Pear Juice, Ginger soda, Fresh Seasonal Fruit
{Right} Red Sangria ($8.50) Alize Red Passion liqueur, Cabernet-Merlot, passion fruit juice, pomegranate-ginger-passion fruit soda, fresh seasonal fruit

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Chicken Tacos ($14.95)

  • 3 tacos with fresh pulled chicken, cilantro-lime coleslaw and mango salsa packed into flour tortillas. Drizzled with fresh lime cream sauce and finished with a little Sriracha for some heat.

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The Chicken Tacos came with a choice of side: fries or salad

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Buffalo Chicken Nachos (Half Order $13.95 / Full Order $19.95)

  • Corn tortillas piled high with shredded cheddar cheese, fresh pulled chicken tossed in medium wing sauce, celery, hot peppers and green onions. Comes with salsa and sour cream with chives dip on the side.
  • We opted for a half order

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Shrimp Fettuccine ($16.50)

  • Sautéed shrimp with roasted garlic and baby spinach tossed in a fire-roasted red pepper sauce with fettuccine noodles

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No.1 Fish & Chips (1 piece $13,95 / 2 piece $17.95)

  • The only two food groups that matter. Keep it classic with a cod fillet fried to order in our made-in-Pub Barking Squirrel amber lager beer batter. It’s served with rainbow slaw, our Dungloe Sauce and fresh-cut fries.

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Korean Food 101 with Chopsticks & Fork

Several weeks ago, we ventured off to Thornhill area to visit Song Cook’s Authentic Korean Restaurant. We attended a ‘Korean Food 101’ Dinner hosted by Jusep Sim who recently launched his own Food Experience Company in Toronto called Chopsticks & Forks. Jusep guided guests through the tasting menu (consisting of 9 dishes) of Korean Cuisine

This unique Dining Experience on Sundays will be wrapping up on July 30th, 2017. However, Jusep is still open and flexible to host these dinners at Song Cook’s Authentic Korean Restaurant for private groups of 4 or more.

Rice

  • Not just a staple – Rice is the foundation of Korean cuisine

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Banchan

  • Side dishes served in every traditional Korean Meal

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Man-doo

  • Korean Style Dumplings

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Cha-Jang Myun

  • A dark black noodle dish

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Bulgogi

  • Thinly sliced marinated beef

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Tang Su Yuk

  • Deep fried sweet and sour pork

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Donkatsu

  • Korean version of the pork schnitzel

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Tdeukguk

  • A traditional rice cake soup eaten on New Years

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Jap Chae

  • “Glass Noodle” dish of Imperial decent

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If you’re interested in joining Jusep for this Korean Food 101 dining experience on Sundays (until July 30th, 2017), you can book your spots now at www.chopsticksandforks.com

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Swiss Chalet: Crispy Chicken meets Chalet Sauce

Swiss Chalet has upped the ante on its chicken game. For a limited time only (May 17 to June 11), a uniquely Canada twist of fried chicken will hit restaurants nationwide, offering juicy and tender Kick’n Crispy Chicken. Hand cut and marinated for over 24 hours, this Canadian farmed chicken is always-fresh, never-frozen, and hand-dusted in a special blend of Swiss Chalet seasonings and spices. Cooked to crispy, golden brown perfection, Swiss Chalet’s crunchy chicken coating is ideal for maximizing coverage of the signature dipping sauce.

Swiss Chalet’s Kick’n Crispy Chicken will be available in a half chicken and quarter chicken.

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