370 King Street West, Toronto
Last Friday I attended a media event, hosted by fellow blogger Mary Tang, at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto. Mary invited seven other bloggers to join her at the King Street Social Restaurant (inside the Hyatt) so that we could try the Summerlicious menu.
We ate all kinds of yummy food, from Pan Roasted Rock Snapper to Fire Charred Rib Eye Steak, and more desserts than anyone could possibly eat. I can eat a lot, but we literally tasted every appetizer, main course and dessert from the Summerlicious menu and I was bursting at the seams by the time we were done.
Throughout the meal the Executive Chef, Wesley Boodhram, explained that most of the dishes are farm-to-table, and locally sourced. Chef Wesley is obviously passionate about creating good food from local ingredients, and it shows in his cuisine.
Here are a few of my favourite dishes from the tasting:
Toasted Portabella and Brie
Grilled fungi, toasted Brie, grilled asparagus, cold pressed truffle oil
Captain Jack’s Classic Fish and Chips
Fresh Halibut, home style fries, signature tartar sauce
(Possibly the BEST fish and chips I have ever eaten!)
From the Garden (vegetarian)
Coconut sweet potato mash, summer garden vegetables, red pepper and parsley extra virgin olive oil
(The coconut sweet potato mash was fabulous!)
Homemade Key Lime Tart (local)
Fresh berries, candied Lime
After our meal we headed upstairs to check out the outdoor rooftop pool and bar area. There were a few people sunning themselves when we visited, and I’m sure they thought we were a bit weird for taking photos of the empty pool, but they seemed to be enjoying themselves. The sundeck is perfect for relaxing in the sun, and the view from the roof is pretty cool too.
The best part of the rooftop area is that you don’t have to be a hotel guest to use the facility. The Hyatt Regency has introduced a new pool program that runs from Thursday to Sunday. Obviously the pool program is complimentary for anyone staying at the Hyatt Regency on King, but outside guests can buy a pass for $39/person per day. The price includes a complimentary glass of Hyatt’s Signature Sangria, towels, and locker for the day. It is best to make reservations due to the capacity. You can purchase tickets online at http://torontoregency.hyatt.com.
This meal was complimentary, however, my opinions are genuine.
This is not a sponsored post.