lovely meal at Ici on Harbord
Had a wonderful dinner at Ici last night. I like that any of their dishes can be ordered in a small or large size, and that the restaurant is happy to serve the courses tapas-style. Ici offers 3 oz pours of wine, which I like.
We decided to use the tapas approach. All the dishes we ordered were the smaller size, except for the scallops and the desserts.
Here's a list of what we ordered:
basket of croquettes (bone marrow croquette, black trumpet mushroom croquettes, provencal-inspired croquettes, potato croquettes with various sauces)
scallop stuffed with crab, and cognac poached lobster
merguez sausage with goat cheese and potato croquettes
braised beef with mashed potato
lemon tart with some sort of lemon semifreddo and strawberry sorbet
cointreau creme brulee with iles flottantes
I'd recommend the merguez, the duck and the scallop dishes, if they happen to be on the menu. I plan to try the Grand Marnier souffle on a future visit.
The service was very good. I'm looking forward to going back. This was one of my top meals in Toronto this year.