Lee - a review
First time at Lee for YYZSolly. Had just returned from a business trip to Bogota and was looking forward to a first time visit to Lee with Wifey.
So, we shared the following (dish names aren't exact...working from memory):
- Yucatan salad
- Miso cod
- Slow cooked beef
- Matchstick potatoes
- Shrimp with potato croquettes
and, for dessert, we shared:
- Molten chocolate cake
- Apricot sorbet
And, to drink, we had a new drink not even on their menu yet. It was Chambord, sparkling wine (a Cava, I assume), vodka and an Asian jelly. The drink was superb.
As for the meal, it's was fine. Nothing speactacular and I would not return. Let's review the highs and lows.
- For a very simple dish, the matchstick potatoes were great. A big mound of fried shredded potatoes with spiced mayo and dry, curry-like spices. Really tasty and kind of complex.
- The apricot sorbet and the accompanying biscotti were wonderful. Very tart sorbet and a crunchy biscotti with a full, broad flavour.
- The slow cooked beef was right on. Rich, hearty, tasty, very melt-in-your mouth. Just like my mom would have made, had she known how to cook.
- The cod was okay, but, in comparison to the miso cod at Rain, for example, it had no flavour. Nicely presented and perfectly cooked, just was too subtle.
- The Yucatan salad. VERY crunchy and I liked the jicama. But, again, not what I would call super flavourful.
- The shrimp dish had zero taste. The Croquettes were brutal. How can a fried potato ball have no appeal?
- The cake...no molten, no chocolate flavour...really inedible. Dark brown styrofoam.
Service was, overall, good...felt a bit rushed to hurry up and leave, but they had a full house.
So, in sum, I was very excited about going, am glad that I went, and have no burning desire to return.