Monday, 11 July 2011

Guu Sakabar, a great place to eat, drink and blow off some steam!

Finally got a chance to go to the new Guu Sakabar on Bloor St. West last Friday.  This is a perfect place to be after a long day of work and you can be as loud and rowdy as you want.  This new location has a tatami section as well as the regular table and bar seating areas.  There were only two of us, so we sat by the bar, but the tatami section would be great for bigger groups and probably not as noisy as the bar area if you are afraid of the noise.
I find that Guu tends to have pretty fresh sashimi.  The uni is typically fresher than most places in Toronto, but of course, you're not going to find the sweetness in the uni that you would get from Hokkaido uni.  We tried the takowasabi, uni, negi toro and beef carpaccio.
For cooked food, we got the gindara, oshi zushi (pressed sushi Kansai-style),  and deep fried brie: yum yum!

For all the ladies out there, they have wonderful cocktails made with sake like the limojito.
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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Summerlicious 2011 at Starfish

I was happy to find out from HHH that Starfish is taking part in Summerlicious this year (I didn't think they did in previous years?) because they have a great selection of oysters and seafood!  The $35 dinner menu offered a choice of half a dozen oysters, clam chowder or fish cakes as appetizer, a rainbow trout, pork or moules - frites as main, and a toffee pudding, peach & raspberry cobbler or chocolate brownie as dessert.  The appetizer was an easy choice.  I went with the oysters which were fresh and delightful as always from Starfish.
For those who don't like raw oysters like HHH, you can try the fish cakes.

For our mains, we all ordered the rainbow trout which was a great choice.  It was cooked perfectly and the skin was nice and crispy.
I was surprised to find the frites at Starfish quite tasty.  They remind me of the frites from Montreal.

The dessert selection was quite disappointing though.  I don't think any of them passed in my books especially the peach & raspberry cobbler.  I wouldn't recommend getting dessert at Starfish if you were not ordering from the Summerlicious menu.
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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Brunch at School and Billy Elliot

We had such nice weather this past weekend; it was perfect for enjoying brunch on a patio.  We headed over to School in Liberty Village before our Sunday matinee.  We started with some mini muffins, followed by the crunchy French toast and Spiced Benni.  The food was just ok.  I think I prefer Mildred's Temple Kitchen over this place.

After brunch, we went to see the dancing talent of Billy Elliot.  It was an awesome show especially considering that we bought one ticket and got the second for $1.44! School Bakery & CafĂ© on Urbanspoon

Friday, 1 July 2011

Happy Canada Day!

Prince William and Kate Middleton were in Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day.  I like how she dressed up for the occasion!