The Weekly Whisk - 1/22/24

Musings from a foodie…

We recently had the opportunity to visit Toronto – which is becoming one of the world class cities from my perspective. One of the policies that the local town government has established is that each high rise approved for construction in the central city must also include a significant piece of sculpted artwork either as a freestanding piece or as an integral part of the building. It makes for a very interesting visual experience throughout downtown. And, to top it off, the restaurant scene is quite wonderful as well. We decided upon Constantine [ * * * * * ] where Chef Adam Lafleur and Executive Chef Julian D’Ippolito construct an array of culinary delights.

For starters, we had the Tomato and Cucumber Salad accompaniment of Ontario strawberry, sesame, shredded Mountain Ok Gouda, and a sherry vinaigrette. If that were not enough, the other appetizer we chose was the Chicken Liver Mousse accompanied with blueberry jam (of the Maine type where the blueberries are “pea” size), chive and toasted focaccia. I gave it 5* rating for that alone… We were on a roll, so we also had the Welsh Brothers Corn Agnolotti made with charred corn butter sauce and chili oil. Again – quite wonderful!! For the mains, we had the Short Rib Cavatelli with tomato and celery sofrito, the Wood-Fired Half Chicken drenched in a preserved lemon and olive sauce along with Crispy Broccoli flavored with a sherry gastrique and Grilled Carolinian Farms Carrots with Greek Yogurt and Za’atar (naturally, what else would you expect from a Grecophile 😊). The entire dinner plus the ambiance, the staff and all was a great experience. Try it. You’ll like it. Trust Kevy on this one!! – Constantine – The Anndore House – 14 Charles Street East – Toronto ON M4Y 1S1 Canada – +1 647-475-4436.

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