Wednesday, October 19, 2016

72. Sugar for My Honey: Austria

Sugar for My Honey
3399 Lake Shore Blvd W
(between Kipling and Browns Line)
M8W 1N2
647 933 2099

Since we were the only patrons in the restaurant for the entire time we were there, we had exclusive service. Palatshinken, traditional Austrian crepes, are the staples here and are offered in many sweet and savory versions. I try the feta, spinach and sun dried tomato served with a side salad for $10.99. The crepe has a very pleasing texture but I find the balsamic vinaigrette a bit over done for my taste. The schnitzel Vienna style with potato salad is a generous portion for $14.75. Excellent fresh coffee provides a nice foil for the authentic, made in house Sacher Torte, $5.95.

Rating: Ambiance (3)
Service (4)
Food Presentation (3)
Food Quality (3)
Value for Money (3)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

71. Pero Restaurant and Lounge: Eritrean & Ethiopian

Pero Restaurant and Lounge 
812 Bloor Street West (just west of Ossington) 416 915-7225

My Eritrean dining companion guided me through the menu, pointing out the subtle distinction between Ethiopian dishes and those from her homeland. Good thing, as the server was not very well informed and not very attentive.
The coffee ceremony is quite a treat and is accompanied by salty popcorn. As my friend was expecting her first child, I savoured it solo.

Rating: Ambiance (3)
Service (3)
Food Presentation (3)
Food Quality (3)
Value for Money (2)