Walking into Colette reminded me of a walk through Paris. It’s almost as though you are in a different city while in the heart of Toronto.
They say first impressions are most important. And that’s precisely what was received as I was welcomed by warm smiles from the hostesses as I entered the Grand Cafe. I slowed my pace as I made my way through the main dining room to take in the stunning architecture and elegant decor.
More smiles greeted me as I found my way to meet my lunch date. At this point I was more than prepared to take in this strikingly beautiful venue and all it had to offer, especially after passing the salad buffet layout!
I found the tables to be very well decorated and there were sufficient space in between the seating so you did not feel over crowded. It was a peaceful and intimate setting. The salad bar included an assortment of fresh seasonal salads, freshly squeezed juices, salmon fillets, quiche, charcuterie, sandwiches, fine cheeses and delicious jams were just a select few that had my taste buds watering!
The hostesses and severs were so sociable and courteous which made the experience a divine one. I recently had dinner at The Chase which is one of the restaurants in the Chase Hospitality Group, and was blown away by the food and the service! That may have been somewhat influenced by my brother who is a Chef de Partie at that restaurant. He has spoiled me so much in the past with phenomenal dinners around the world in restaurants he has worked at!
Into our first plate of lunch, a colleague of my brother who is one of the Chefs at Colette, sent out a plate of duck confit! We graciously dove into the dish and devoured it to the last bite! I am now very excited to have dinner at Colette.
Then it was time for dessert!! A variety of macarons, followed by lemon tarts, shortbread and cookies to name just a few were so scrumptious! I consider myself a macaron addict, and these were absolutely PERFECT!!
A very special thank you to all of the staff at Colette for making my visit such a delight!! With your convivial smiles and heartfelt hospitality, rest assured you will be seeing me on the regular!