Media Tasting @ Hogtown Pub & Oysters

About a month ago, I was invited by Nicki Laborie from ViewTheVibe.com (@viewthevibe) to a Media Tasting for the Grand Opening of Hogtown Pub & Oysters (@HogtownPub). Located on college street in Little Italy, Hogtown Pub & Oysters is a gastropub for the gourmand, a place to enjoy amazing food & great company!

For those that don’t know,  ViewtheVibe.com is a  premier video guide for Toronto restaurants, hotels and spas. So check out the video below ViewtheVibe created for Hogtown Pub & Oysters. =)

Once we arrived at Hogtown Pub & Oysters – it was literally like a sea of people! Such a lively atmosphere!

Chef Josh Dalton (Co-owner along with Darryl Brown) crafted up a menu of some of his favourite things for the media tasting!

Chicken & Cheese

  • fried and smoked chicken, and blue mac & cheese with buffalo sauce

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Salmon on Chips

  • beet-cured salmon with crispy caper goat cheese and potato chip

Cherry and Brie Quesadilla

  • dried cherries and brie, with foie gras torchon and smoked salt

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Pulled Pork Dumplings

  • pulled pork in crispy wonton with caramelized onion, 5 year old cheddar and BBQ dip

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Potato and Asparagus Hash

  • fingerling potato and Ontario asparagus hash with ramp pesto aioli

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Chipotle Heart Taco

  • cast iron-seared marinated beef heart with roasted red pepper and poblano salsa and garlic cream

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Hogtown Cobb Cold Roll

  • crisp lettuce in a rice paper roll with smoked BBQ chicken and pork loin, egg, cucumber, Ontario tomatoes, Swiss cheese and ranch

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Caesar Salad Soup Shot

  • Ontario arugula and romaine puree with garlic crouton

Photos by Cameron McCracken

and finally… fresh OYSTERS!

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Aside from showing you photos of food served that night, I also wanted to show you items you can find on their regular menu – Enjoy the pictures =)

Pork Tacos

  • On fresh Corn Tortillas with Balderson Cheddar, Creamy Slaw and Pickled Ginger

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Potato & Chorizo “Dumplings”

  • Served atop a garlic and ramp aioli

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Cornmeal Crusted Soft Shell Crab

  • Served on Quinoa with Peppers, Ontario Asparagus and Ramps placed in a Truffle Aioli and topped with Grilled Lemon

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Coney Dog

  • Plump hot dog smothered in chilli with cheese and sour cream drizzle

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Grilled Chicken Wings

  • Brined then grilled, roasted and tossed in your choice of sauce

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Steak Frites

  • Grilled Ontario Raised Flat Iron Steak on Crispy Yukon Gold Fries topped with Sage and Pommery Mustard Sauce

Photos by Cameron McCracken

Hogtown Beef Burger

  • Ontario-raised Beef, grilled and served on a Sesame Seed Bun with Classic Garnish

Photos by Cameron McCracken

I was so thrilled to take part of the grand opening for Hogtown Pub & Oysters and indulge in some of Chef Josh’s culinary creations. Thank you for the invite Nicki!

This meal was complimentary but Foodinthecitytoronto.com remains unbiased in our content. 

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