Today I went to Trio during lunch for their $15 Winterlicious menu. This restaurant was chosen purely for it’s closeness to work, so I didn’t have any expectations. Which turned out to be a good thing, because this meal was pretty underwhelming. Trio is located inside the Novotel Hotel in North York. They have some funky looking lights, and a nice modern decor.
To start with, I had the Roasted Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup, topped with Maple & Cinnamon Crème Fraiche. I decided to go with this because I like nice thick soups in the winter.
This soup was terribly bland, and had an odd thin consistency for a squash and carrot soup. It’s almost like the soup was vegetable stock. I also didn’t like the way that they squirted the crème fraiche in a long swirl in the soup. It broke up oddly in the bowl, and was also quite tasteless.
My friend got the quiche florentine with mesculin field greens, and I thought it was good portion for an appetizer. She said it was good.
Next up were our disappointing main courses.
I really like chicken pot pie, so I went with the traditional creamy chicken pot pie. My favourite part of the crust is the pie, so I hate when restaurants just plop a puff pastry on top. A true pot pie needs a delicious savory filling encased in a handmade crust. Needless to say, that isn’t what I got here. The puff pastry was okay, and the filling was unremarkable and a bit bland.
I thought that my friend’s Tri Colored Cheese Tortellini with Winter Vegetables looked good, but she said that it was just okay.
For dessert, we both finished with the Sticky Toffee Pudding. It was served warm, and it was sticky and sweet. A nice way to end a so-so meal. I wouldn’t go back here, although the staff were very friendly and provided good service.