Saturday 9 July 2005

Southern Accent, Toronto, ON

From ~ Stroll up to the 1940s bar for Cajun martinis, fresh-lime margaritas, and bourbon sours. Then step over to your dining table for entrees from a menu that changes every two weeks. Of course, certain basics don't change, such as the preference for organic ingredients and the insistence on fresh foods. At the same time, there aren't too many joints in town where you can enjoy catfish, as well as staples like calamari, steamed mussels, crab and lobster.

Every summer, we have Summerlicious here in Toronto. 120 restaurants around the City offer fixed menus/fixed prices. It's a good chance to check out restaurants at lower prices than usual.

We checked out Southern Accent tonight (Bathurst/Bloor). It's a Cajun restaurant. I had mixed greens salad, blackened chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and rhubarb/strawberry crumble. Gord had a chilled cucumber soup, jambalaya (with chicken and shrimp) and bread pudding. The food was very good and we'll be back. We split a pitcher of sangria.

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