Chutney Bar Winterlicious Must
This is by far my best experience from winterlicious. The service was great friendly unrushed and even went on friday night.
If you go I suggest the
Jamican Jump Soup
Chocolate Cake Dessert
Can't wait to go after winterlicious and try the Beef Tenderloin
For what it's worth in terms of a thumbs up, a foodie couple we often have dinner with said they had a very nice Winterlicious dinner at Greg Couillard's Chutney Bar over the weekend. Makes me want to see if they still have openings!
I had a decent dinner meal there this week, but nothing really earth shattering. The soup was truly excellent. In fact, it was so good the rest of the meal seemed pale in comparison. I don't know who wrote the 3 course menu, but it was very choppy from a flavour cohesion perspective. I felt like I ate three separate dishes that had nothing to do with one another.
I differed in that I had the Osso Buco. Unbelievably good! From my first taste I was in complete love. The flavours were so deep and rich and the portion generous. We were also given an apple caramel tart with the chef's compliments. It was fantastic.
It was my first visit and was struck by how attentive and friendly the staff were. We were made to feel very welcome and very comfortable. I have since recommended it to many others.
re: Julie McCoy
I AGREE!!! I have been participating in both winter and summer-licious events for over two years now and I try to go to atleast two restaurants per licious.
Our meal last nite (wed. Jan 30th) was outstanding..the soup, my salmon, the choc. dessert...the service was amazing, and we werent rushed at all.
(we had a 6:30 p.m reservation and left close to 9 p.m.).
My friends were equally happy with their selections...the salad, the osso buco, and their sherberts.
we went last night and i was impressed - amazing service, and i'll definitely be going back after winterlicious
the place is cosy and intimate, and i loved some of the artwork on the walls
i had the jamaican jump up soup, the chicken and the chocolate dessert
started with some delicious coconut buns, we had an early reservation so the waiter gave us a couple each, and they were so soft they practially melted in your mouth...
next, i had Greg Couillard's acclaimed soup...the soup was very flavourful, with nice big chunks of chicken and a medley of peppers...there were many layers to the heat and it definitely built up by the time i got to the bottom of the bowl
after this we both ordered the chicken, although i was torn between that and the salmon, i'd say the chicken was decent, nothing mind blowing, but it had a nice flavour, big hearty portion, tender and the sauce was nice, this was served on a bed of coconut rice with stirfried vegetables
the thing i liked was that the portions were just the perfect size, not overwhelmingly large but enough that you weren't left hungry
then came the moment i'd been waiting for: the molten lava cake infused with chipotle...simply delicious! the chipotle flavour was very muted, and the cake was garnished with berries and a piece of brittle which had a very familiar spice in it which i couldnt place, but went well with the chocolate
also, the pastry chef sent out another complimentary dessert to all diners that night - a strawberry napoleon, which we thought was an unexpected but nice touch
we didnt feel rushed at all, and the service was very attentive, the waiter was great
as we were leaving, there was no one at the coat check right away so the bartender actually came out and got our coats for us and apologized that he was a bit clumsy at getting the coats off the hangers
all in all, it was a fantastic dinner and i'm planning to go back, which i think is the whole point of winterlicious, to get new clientele in the doors and impress them enough that they'll come back...definitely worth it