This past week, my friends Lily, Jess, Nat and I went to Sassafraz for Summerlicious. Summerlicious is an event that takes place in Toronto every year and offers 3-course pre-fixe menus at great prices. Over 150 restaurants in the city take part in it. Sassafraz is a French-inspired Canadian cuisine located in the heart of Yorkville and is known for being the "little yellow house".
To start, we all had the "Vichyssoisse with Lobster and Truffle Essence". It was like a cold lobster chowder/soup.
For my main course, I had the "Mushroom Ravioli in Truffle Scented Broth with Braised Leeks and Pecorino Tartuffo".
Jess and Lily had the "Double Cut Hot Smoked Berkshire Pork Chop with Ancho Glaze, Braised Collards and Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes".
Nat had the "Chorizo Stuffed Cornish Hen with Coddled Rice Cakes, Creamed Spinach and Habenero Chutney".
All of us had a bite of everything and it was all amazingly good.
For dessert, we all shared the "Blueberry Tartlet with White Chocolate Creme Diplomat, Toasted Meringue and Lime Gelee", "Rose Water Scented Chilled Cherry Soup with Dark Chocolate Mousse and Crisped Rice Croquant, Vanilla Tuille", and the "Luis d'Or: rind washed Jura Style Cheese, Served with Fresh Fruits and Flatbreads"
It was a great night with the ladies followed by a stroll down Yorkville and story-telling until late in the night.
(photo cred: Jess Cheng)