Sunday, June 15, 2014

Toronto Taste 2014

For the 24th year of Toronto Taste, the annual foodie fundraiser decided to switch things up.  The event, which raises funds for Second Harvest, usually moves around but for the last few years it was held at the ROM and shut down a portion of University Avenue.  This years Taste goers travelled to the Corus Building by the lake and sampled food inside its grandiose lobby (along with its massive living wall) and outside along the boardwalk by Lake Ontario.  The standouts for this year came from Petite Thuet, Richmond Station, Cafe Boulud, The McEwan Group, Mildred's Temple Kitchen, Pizza Libretto, Enoteca Sociale and Gelato Fresco.
        
(Asian pulled buffalo brisket with beef tongue on beignet from Petite Thuet)
(Duck liver pate from Richmond Station) 
(Crispy duck egg with jambon de Paris from Cafe Boulud)
(Duck pastrami on rye waffle from Mildred's Temple Kitchen)
(Veal meatball with ricotta ravioli from The McEwan Group)
(Mini deep fried pizzas from Pizza Libretto)
(Soft potato gnocchi with smoked ricotta from Enoteca Sociale) 
(Gelato Fresco) 
(Panino bagnato from Buca) 
(Grilled beef salami from The Saint) 
(Pulled pork tostada from Nota Bene and The Carbon Bar) 
(Smoked whitefish from Le Select Bistro) 
(Lamb ragu orecchiette from Cibo Wine Bar)
(Sweets from The Paintbox Bistro)
(Ruth Chris Steak House) 
(Chicken fried oysters from The Drake)
(The Chase) 
(Fried goat cheese from Ici Bistro)
(Potato croquettes with smoked scamorza from Woodlot) 
(Caesar salad 'dog' from Cantine Bar) 
(Braised short ribs from Sotto Sotto) 
(Maple mousse tarts from Dufflet) 
(Gelato Fresco's Sherab & Hart Melvin and Bonnie Stern) 
(Sullivan & Bleeker's amazing cookies on the way out)