Saturday 22 July 2006

Czehoski, Toronto, ON

Our final Summerlicious adventure was tonight and we checked out Czehoski. Czehoski is a former Polish deli on Queen Street W that has morphed into a three floor bar/lounge/restaurant with a huge patio. I'd never been in it when it was a deli but it's really nice now ... kind of upper end.

As we were early, we started off with a drink on their rooftop Garden Patio. Gord saw they had mojitoes so had to have one to continue his mojito battle. It was okay, not great, so won't be added to his list of top three (theDrake is winning apparently). I had a bellini. They aren't at all similar to my favs at Milestones and was also just okay. But the patio is quite nice and we'll be back!

We had supper in the dining room downstairs. My appetizer was the salad of 20 different organic greens from cookstown in aged sherry vinegar and arbequinas olive oil (the dressing was a bit bland) and Gord had the white port-mushroom veloute with grilled wild mushrooms. We both had the grain-fed cornish game hen brined, then cooked under heavy things with arborio nero risotto, spring garlic oil, baby arugula. And for dessert, baked cru chocolate mousse. Very good, especially for $25 each. Czehoski has the second more expensive burger in Toronto ... $35! Fries are $5 extra!

We stopped at a couple bars on Queen Street W on our way home ... Squirly's and Done Right Inn (we've never been to either). Both had cool small patios in the back. And we finished the night watching karoake at the Gladstone.

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