This is Chef Anthony Rose's latest and it joins his other spots on Dupont including Rose & Sons, Big Crow, Fat Pasha and Schmaltz Appetizing (plus Rose & Sons Swan on Queen Street West). Begonia, open 7 days a week, is housed in an odd shaped white building that's been vacant since 2005. Chef Rose has painted the outside dark grey and done wonders to the interior giving it major Parisian/Brooklyn vibes. Those vibes are also reflected in the drink menu with classic cocktails, others that are inventive and fun, Manhattans and Negronis are on tap and there's a well curated wine selection. As for the food menu, it's made up of 8 different sections including - petites bouches, raw (oysters, steak and trout), tartines, foie gras, cured + confited, le fromage, 'after 5pm' and sucree. All of the dishes are meant to be shared.
Come Spring Bar Begonia's back parking lot will transform into a grassy oasis. Until then though, cozy up inside, and be sure to smile.
(Blinker - Canadian rye whisky, grapefruit and raspberry)
(The Sun also Rises - gin, grenadine, clementine, pastis and sparkling wine)
(Radish with Quebec butter)
(Potted Brandade - whipped cod and potato)
(Pomme frites and aioli)
(Squash and potato gratin with herbs)