Address: 169 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1J4
Sleek and modern, the decor combines elements of wood, glass, exposed brick and an interesting use of light. The music is front and center here. It’s not the calm ambient music you find at other restaurants, instead the music is loud (not blaring though) and they play popular songs that you could sing along to (I tend to dance in my seat…)
– Palak Paneer Naan: Truffle Oil, Jalapeño, Peppered Honey (vegetarian) – (no photo, sorry)
– Complimentary dish: I think they were poppodom chips with a mango chutney… (no photo)
(Photo Credit: Dianne)
– Breakfast at Tiffany’s Cocktail
– Coke (or Pepsi?)
There were 4 of us at dinner. We all shared, so I was able to taste everything 🙂
$35 per person, for the 3-course meal. Drinks are extra. (Summerlicious pricing)
I’m torn between two items, so I’m going to pick both: one sweet, one savoury.
Savoury: Mushroom Orecchiette
This dish combines the sweetness of pears, the earthiness of mushrooms, and the richness of cheese to create a creamy, delicious pasta that I absolutely love. The portion size is small, but it’s so rich that you wouldn’t want much more than that.
Sweet: Flourless Chocolate Cake
This dessert combines my love for lemon with my cravings for chocolate. I took forever to finish eating this, because I was savouring every bite. It’s rich, creamy, tangy, sweet…*sigh*
– The apple sorbet was outstanding. It could have made it to my favourites list too, to be honest. It was tart and refreshing, and I want to eat a bowl of this while sitting outside in the sun…
– The Mediterranean chicken samosas are crispy and have a tasty ground chicken filling inside. Also, my brother would like to have a jar of the spiced apple gari chutney at home, so he can eat it whenever he wants…
– The sushi pizza wasn’t very pizza-like, but it was pretty! Tasted good too 😛
– I’m generally not a fan of store-bought or franchise-coffee-shop doughnut holes…they’re either heavy and cloying, or so tough they could be used as golf balls. The ones at Kultura are light with a crunchy coating of sugar, and I enjoy being able to dip them in one of both of the sauces served with them. Yummy!!
*Note: During Summerlicious, each person just picks 1 item per category as part of their prix fixe meal.
There is no sign that says “Kultura” at the entrance of the restaurant. It’s very easy to miss it! Look for glass-front with a red pole in the middle. I wish I had taken a photograph to show you…
Discloure: The executive chef of this restaurant is Roger Mooking. I do know Roger personally, but that does not affect my opinions of this restaurant. *EDIT: Roger Mooking is no longer affiliated with Kultura Social Dining (Dec. 10 2010)