Mideastro location in Yorkville
- prima Feb 9, 2012 11:30 AM
I have been twice, and really enjoyed both visits.
I really like the lamb pizza, and other appetizers with their pickled-in-house vegetables. Falafel shrimp are tasty.
I had the lamb kefta main. It's served in a metal pan, with a roof of baked bread. There are three very large kefta under the bread, simmering in a delicious mixture of eggplant, tomato, onions, and Moroccan spices. Really tasty. And it's unique. They are doing something that no one else in town does: fancy, creative, Middle-Eastern inspired cuisine.
The service could not be friendlier.
A group of wine writers went at the end of January...The Food: it was really very stunning. Here was the Menu
Canapes Served at the Bar with Reception wines:
olive oil and garlic, tomato spread, tapenade – all with black olive bread.
Canapés Served at the Table:
mini babaganoush, hummus, matbuha, fried eggplant
Served with black olive bread
1st Course [excellent, best plate of the evening]
Black truffle carpaccio
12 week aged Wagyu tenderloin rolled on arugula, Parmiggiano Reggiano, balsamic and black truffle oil on a layer of pomegranate honey reduction
Served on lime root vegetable cream and ox tail caviar lentil pot au feu
4oz Sea-bream Couscous, Tripoli-style couscous
8oz New York Steak [I was so full, I took half my steak home with me]
On black truffle mashed potatoes, sea asparagus & baked bone marrow in balsamic & chestnut demi-glace
Stuffed with dry fruit, dark chocolate ganache with coconut semifreddo and garnished with mint and white chocolate coulis.
Just got an email from Dining Date Night about this restaurant. They are adding it to their list of participating restaurants. Basically, if you pay $10, you can get 30% off at the restaurant. They have some other great participating restaurants as well: https://www.diningdatenight.com/
Seems like a good deal if you intend on trying it out!
Was there earlier this year and absolutely loved it. Call me crazy but they have incredibly good gnocchi, definitely top 3 gnocchi in Toronto in my books.
And the service is very good (but might be a matter of taste). The waiter I had was a very polite mild-mannered gentleman, very nice guy.
I was at a function catered by them last week - food was really good, especially the small lamb burgers which were juicy and perfectly cooked. Very impressive quality of food.