High end dinner for executives
As you may guess, Senior executives have pretty much been to the top restaurants throughout Toronto. I, of course, would like to do something very different.
I have 8 people in the party. I'm looking at something under $200 per person. Downtown and preferably on the East side of Yonge (i know but it is what it is).
Some ideas to date: tasting menu's at some of the top restos, underground dinner clubs private events, etc.
Has anyone had a memorable dining experience that was a little outside of the typical fancy dinner? Let's keep the answers clean ;)
What about George? In my experience it is often overlooked due to its location (outide the core).
Origin can be fun/different and I have entertained there often with success, but I don't know if it is "high end enough" Same chef owner, but higher end is Colborne Lane (though I have not been in quite some time).
Completely in a different vain BUT what about approaching Star Fish to do an oyster and champagne tasting and then into a three course pre-fix, Not at all white table clothes but the back room there is lovely and the food is always good quality and for $200 pp you should get a very good meal.
I love George so if you're looking for something more traditional that would be my recommendation.
Great suggestions! If it was up to me I'd hit StarFish buut I'm not sure of any food issues. So I may save that idea for a personal party - THANKS..
I think we're all on the same page with George and Colbourne lane.. Also thinking Trevor.. tasting menu and private room..
Rice table at Quince would be awesome too but not close..
So many fellow chowhounders recommending Colborne Lane!!!!! Has anyone been RECENTLY to confirm current 'food status??
Reason I asked is that I heard from a number of non-chowhound foodie friends the food has really gone down hill!! Even Toronto Life has lowered its rating to only 1.5 stars!! ( my last meal there last year, the rating was still 3.0 or 3.5 stars!! )
re: Charles Yu
seafood is tricky for 8, but surely Starfish can have something for the inevitable "allergic" person. If you think your crew could agree on japanese, the private tatami rooms with knee well at the back of Kirei (Church and Adelaide) are perfect for 8 if the 8 don't need an audience to feel festive, and the food is very good even though it is a Korean-run Japanese restaurant. If you partly fix a menu in advance, pending whatever is market-special that day, I'm sure they can do a great job. Ask to include the chawan-mushi(special order only) and let them suggest a menu.
Colborne Lane only works if you have no interest in talking to each other. You cannot hear yourselves in there, regardless of food quality.