best dishes at Mistura?
Has anyone been to Mistura lately? What would you recommend as their most exceptional dishes?
I'm leaning towards the beet risotto for one of my courses, but would love to hear your feedback for other dishes you've enjoyed.
Thanks for any of your comments.
265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J9, CA
The menu's changed a fair bit since my last visit in the summer, but here's my two cents....
The beet risotto is definitely fantastic (and I'm not even a huge beet fan). On request, they let me have it as a starter rather than a middle or main course.
Loved the Bufala mozzarella salad, but I wonder if the tomatoes would be as good in the winter? Oh, just looked again and I see that the tomatoes are now roasted (they were raw in the summer) so obviously they've accounted for the change in season).
Overall, I've generally been more wowed by the pastas and apps than the mains.
Everything is fabulous at Mistura but my absolute favorites have to be the beet risotto and the lamb ribs. Beef carpaccio is excellent also. We usually order the beet risotto as a starter dish for the table so that we can have a llittle taste but still order other dishes. For a party of 4, you would normally end up with a little bit more than a heaping tablespoon per person. And I agree with someone else above that the fish dishes are very good. Last time we were my SO ordered the beef tenderloin served on the bone, it was quite expensive but worth every bite. Hubby said it was the best piece of red meat he's ever had. Apparently they don't serve this often as it is difficult to get.
The wild boar agnolotti with dried cherries was ridiculously good. So were the black truffled gnocci, and the beet risotto. And the lamb ribs. And the Kobe beef flatiron steak. Wow-wee. Easily one of the best meals I've ever had in my life, ever, and that's not something you'll hear me readily admit for Toronto either! :p 5/5
Oh, and if that wasn't enough, dessert came along and totally changed my life in the form of...A PINE NUT TARTE!