Before our weekend came to a close, Jessica and I enjoyed one last dinner in Toronto at Kiin. After a day of wine tasting, we opted for these delicious mocktails. The Sweet Pea (front) was made with hibiscus water, seedlip garden, egg white, pineapple, lemon, simple syrup, and angostura bitters. The Tree Swing was made with strong mango tea, honey, mango juice, lime, and ginger beer.
We shared the Khao Yum: jasmine rice, long beans, lemongrass, sawtooth coriander, kar lime leaves, cucumber, toasted coconut, pomelo, fried chili, sunflower sprouts, edible flowers, and tamarind soy bean sauce. It’s delivered like this, and then someone at the table squeezes the lime as it’s mixed together.
For breakfast, we grabbed a healthy breakfast at Kupfert and Kim before Jessica headed to the airport. The blue smoothie bowl was really good and healthy. It included avocado, organic blueberries, cashew butter, lemon, dates, organic vanilla, seeds, granola, and flax. Their branding was also cute and stylish. A great start to a long day of work meetings!
After work, I enjoyed a four-course Italian meal with my colleagues in the wine cellar of Enoteca Sociale. It ended with two cauldrons of Sticky Toffee Pudding, served with cardamom syrup and vanilla bean ice cream. It was so good!
On Wednesday, I had an incredible Eastern Mediterranean dinner with two of my teammates at Byblos. I ordered this delicious cocktail called The Geographer. Comprised of Tanqueray gin, pistachio orgeat, apricot, orange blossom, lemon, egg white, and sumac, it was tart and tasty. And pretty too)!
Another highlight of our meal was the M’taabal – eggplant, cabbage, pomegranate, and the most amazing pita bread.
The vegetable sides were too enticing not to order three. We had the sweet potato mash with lime pickle and mint; the cauliflower with green tahini, za’atar, and Persian feta; and the brussel sprouts with halloumi, tahini, and yogurt. They did not disappoint.
After a couple more days of meetings and group meals, it was down to my last night in Toronto. Feeling a bit tired, I decided to grab some pizza and a beer at General Assembly. This is the vegetarian version of their “Sweet Heat” pizza – which was quite spicy, and very good.
In all, it was a pretty good week with some treats along the way. Thanks for stopping by and hope you can get yourself to Toronto at some point. It’s a city not to miss!