When I think about LOVE, I think about FOOD.
It does't matter what you do on Valentine's Day, as long as you are surrounded by delicious food, excellent wine and even better company to share the night with.
If you haven't already ventured out to Bosk at the Shangri-La in Toronto, it definitely should be on your list this Valentine's Day! Their dinner menu is filled with so much flavour that it will sure to have you coming back to try other delicious dishes on the menu.
The Chef de Cuisine is Richard Singh. His career blossomed in London, England at one of the top restaurants in the world, The Fat Duck. He then moved to New York City to continue his journey with Per Se, which is one of the many restaurants by Chef extraordinaire, Thomas Keller. He returned to Toronto and made Bosk his home where his dishes are a true mark on what he stands for: perfection. Oh, and did I mention that he is my baby brother? Proud sister indeed!
Now let's move on to the absolutely heavenly meal I had at Bosk which is being offered for Valentine's Day....
To start, I had the "Shades of Red" which was a butter poached lobster with roasted beets, pickled beets, beet soil, beet gel and beet butter sauce. I was never a beet fan until I put the first bite into my mouth, and literally fell in LOVE. The lobster was so sweet and delicate and the beets just had the right amount of flavour to enhance the already perfect butter flavoured lobster.
The second dish I had was the "Yukon Gold Potato Agnolotti". With chestnut cream, a hen egg yolk, forest mushrooms and black truffle, you will simply melt in your seat as the spoon hits your lips.
The third dish on the menu was "Halibut Veronique". This fish was cooked to perfection! No words to even describe the delicacy and flavour of the halibut.
At the end of the main courses, there is a family style tasting of desserts! I don't know about you, but family style means I get to indulge in a little more than what I am supposed to ;)
The trio consisted of Bailey's Gateau which included chocolate praline, whisky mousse and coffee cremeux. The Cointreau & Almond Dulce had vanilla rooibos, tangerine gelee and pomegranate. The Raspberry Chocolate Bombe was my absolute fav! It's combination of praline crunch, vanilla brûlée and chocolate biscuit had me savouring it to the very last bite!
And while the food is exemplary, the atmosphere was cosy and romantic enough for two, and perfect for a girls get together.
Bosk is a must visit restaurant when you are in the city of Toronto! Be sure to let me know how you enjoyed your experience and the food so I can pass on your compliments to the Chef!