Tasting Notes | George

By Shivana Maharaj
March 18, 2012

 

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Photography K&S Media

Headed to Toronto? Don’t miss one of the best restaurants in the city, George. Located on queen Street, George is set within an unassuming 55, 000 square feet space encompassing a women’s club and small boutique hotel. At the helm is Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto. “The chef here is a genius. I think we probably have the most interesting food in the city. It‘s very diverse,” manager JP Potters proclaims. Chef Loseto does not disappoint, creating a double- faced tasting menu (two entirely different menus) including a vegetarian tasting on our  visit. The details of each plate are remarkably complex, with uncharacteristic flavour combinations that make each bite more interesting than the last. The silky 24 hour cured steelhead  rout salad with lentil confetti is luscious and light, while the Dungeness crab salad with pear dashi puree, grapefruit and avocado has a play of textures and a perfect balance of acidity and  sweetness from the crab. The meal climaxes with dessert- a chocolate tasting plate and apple tasting plate showcasing each ingredient using several differing techniques. Service is razor  sharp, with chic waiters marching to and from tables like trained soldiers. best of all, the open kitchen lends a sly view of the culinary team working in tandem to create a true gastronomic  experience.

George on Queen
www.georgeonqueen.com

Read more from our article on Toronto in the Spring 2012 issue of City Style and Living magazine.