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Dinner at Entice Culinary Lounge

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Entice Culinary Lounge is an upscale bistro on Queen West. I love the minimalist black and white decor, and the textured wall. They also have a quirky door opener if you need a hand…

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Chef Ryan

Chef Ryan Wilson

“The inspiration behind the menu is the multiculturalism of Toronto,” says Executive Chef Ryan Wilson Lall. Before Entice, he was at FRANK as the Chef de Cuisine. The menu features global comfort foods with special twists on each dish to elevate the culinary experience.

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Entice has a full bar (with built in screens on the tables) with cocktails, wine and spirits.

We started our meal with a few appetizers.

pomegranate seeds, avocado, jicama, zucchini, artisan greens, grilled clementine dressing

Mango & Papaya Salad with pomegranate seeds, avocado, jicama, zucchini, artisan greens, grilled clementine dressing

bacon, cremini, whipped porcini egg white, crispy basil, pecorino cheese, roasted garlic mascarpone filling

Carbonara Raviolo with bacon, cremini, whipped porcini egg white, crispy basil, pecorino cheese, roasted garlic mascarpone filling

This single raviolo was oversized and filled with egg. The best way to eat this delicate dish? From the centre out. This dish is designed to reflect the diamond shape of the logo.

Then we moved into the mains.

carrot purée, roasted parsnips, baby turnips, beet chips

Sour Cherry Duck Breast with carrot purée, roasted parsnips, baby turnips, beet chips

This was a rich dish that was well prepared and went well with the carrot puree, and sautéed and blanched baby turnips.

Sea Bream with zucchini spaghetti, mushrooms, wilted mustard greens and rapini.

I loved this sea bream. The fish was tender and served with a beurre blanc sauce. The vegetables were perfectly cooked to go with it. The below custom lemon squeezer was served with it, and it helps to keep your fingers lemon free. Classy.

Lemon Squeezer

apple, house made spicy kimchi

K-Beef Ribs with apple, house made spicy kimchi

The K-Beef Ribs are prefect for a quick snack or starter. The ribs are marinated for 24 hours in ginger ale, and then marinated again for 24 hours in their own spice blend. Underneath is their house made kimchi. I loved the flavour punch that these ribs packed. Sweet but with a delicious charred taste, this was my favourite dish.

Striploin with purple patatas bravas, asado mushrooms, collard greens

Striploin with purple patatas bravas, asado mushrooms, collard greens

The striploin is served with ius poured over a hot salt rock from BC to warm up and get the scent of the jus. The mushrooms on the side are roasted and then BBQed on high heat. It was an unusual way to serve mushrooms, definitely very unique.

House made butternut squash gnocchi served with fried kale and sage chips, dusted with pine nuts.

House made butternut squash gnocchi served with fried kale and sage chips, dusted with pine nuts.

We were incredibly full, but still found room for dessert! We had tea along with dessert, and I was pleased to see that they serve one of my favourite tea brands, Sloane!

Sloane Tea Box

This tea box was lit…literally. It lights up as it is opened. It was one of the most impressive ways that I’ve ever selected my tea before, and I drink a lot of tea. I’ve basically made it my life goal to own this.

Waffles

Tres Leche Waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.

For dessert, we had the tres leche waffles. These two mini waffles were doused with a liberal serving of tres leche as it was served to us. It was the perfect size to finish a meal.

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Entice is a perfect spot to grab a drink or to go on a first date. Check them out at www.enticelounge.com!

Entice Lounge is at 1036 QUEEN ST. WEST, TORONTO, ON.

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