Tasting/Chef's Menus in Toronto - Post existing/new offers here
Looking to take out some family members for a tasting menu later in February. Figured I would keep track of what I come across here and hope for some recs from other people. I find that some times the chef's menu isn't specified on the menu so you need to find out elsewhere to know it is even offered. If you have had a tasting menu at a particular location reviews are appreciated too.
All tasting/chef's menu require all patrons to participate unless otherwise noted. Prices based on what I could find as of Feb 6, 2013
(While I was typing this I decided to do a search in case I missed a thread posted and I saw this one - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/886750 by mkhall). That would be a good thread for general discussion but I thought it would be good to have more of an informational thread with an idea of price ranges and website/menu links here. I will use that thread and others to pull up details on various tasting menus on offer. I have not included wine pairing options
I have broken it down into over $100 and less than $100
Less than $100
The Grove - $50
Yours truly - $55 or market price? I am a bit confused by the online menu:
Richmond Station - $50 per person. We did this in the pantry room with 8 or 9 people so I don't know if there is a minimum number of people. Good selection of various menu items. Served family style - http://richmondstation.ca/ - Doesn't seem to show up on their menu. Best to ask about it when booking.
Edulis - Carte Blanche menu - $50 per person - smaller, $70 per person larger
http://edulisrestaurant.com/wp-conten... - No details there but just a listing on the menu.
Splendido - Can't find a link to the tasting menu on the main page but through google I came across this menu which might be an older menu - http://splendido.ca/menus/tasting/ - approx $130
Canoe - $100 per person - http://www.oliverbonacini.com/OliverB...
Auberge du Pommier - $100 person
http://www.oliverbonacini.com/OliverB... (1st page, 2nd page is normal menu
George (Falls into the over and under $100):
Five Courses 99
Seven Courses 125
Ten Courses 140
Five Courses Vegetarian 80
Also Lunch tasting menu available for cheaper:
Shoto - $150 -
Colborne Lane - $99 to $140 range for 8 to 10 courses - currently $129 Valentine's day menu
Also a $179 15 course kitchen tasting menu:
Mentioned in another thread that ICI Bistro does tasting menu but I don't see the details on the website
To come - Chantecler - sometime this month - 2 nights a week http://restaurantchantecler.ca/
i asked about their tasting and they said they would be offering it friday and saturday only (to start). first guy told me it would be 9 courses and someone else chimmed in and said it was more like 5, with extras... i'm assuming he meant amuses, palate cleansers, etc.
anyhow, $40 should be an awesome "deal".
re: Charles Yu
And Beast (http://thebeastrestaurant.com/?page_i...) does tasting menus (doesn't have to be a whole animal dinner, you can work with them to decide what you want). Costs vary but I think minimum is around $65 for 5 courses. I've had a lot of fun with these; I've had both a whole animal and regular-type tasting menu. It's nice having some control over the menu while keeping the surprise of a tasting menu.
In response to your question about Yours Truly, the regular 4-course menu is $55 (not really a tasting menu, you get to choose what your item is in terms of what the main ingredient is -- you just don't know how it's going to be prepared).
The Carte Blance is the tasting menu. 15 to 20 courses at Market Price (I've heard it usually is around $90 or $95 or so?)