Lately, I’ve been hearing many good things about the city of Toronto. It’s an 8 hour drive from Chicago, which isn’t too bad! I finally found myself with some time to visit and thought I’d take the opportunity. The first dinner I had was inside the Shangri-La hotel at their Bosk restaurant. The restaurant had a good buzz online, and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about!
The first thing I noticed when entering Bosk was the intricate designs everywhere. Lots of beautiful wooden patterns on the walls, and lovely colorful lighting. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. Allow me to remind you that this was winter time, so I sat inside to avoid the snow.
Bosk has a fairly extensive food offering, including a three course, four course and the chef’s 10 course menus. The chef’s menu had the most intrigue because I wanted to get a real feel for all that the restaurant had to offer. I took some time to think over this life or death decision, and after a little bit of deliberation, I decided to tough it out and go with the 10 courses, along with the wine pairing of course. When in Rome and as Drake says, you only live once. Unlike the other set menus, this menu was a complete surprise. Exciting indeed.
The meal started off with some very well presented amuse-bouches. All looked beautiful, but there were a few that were definitely better than others. As the meal progressed, the dishes improved and became more and more mouth-watering.
I believe the moment when I started getting excited, was while eating the tuna. This was paired with a lovely sauvignon blanc. The course following this wonderful tuna, was a fantastic foie gras. Normally, I’m not a huge foie gras fan, but this one was just perfect. Not overpowering, just great! It was a melt in your mouth experience. From here on out, it was one glorious course after the next.
I’ll have to mention the perfectly seared scallops with a beautiful presentation. When it was all said and done, the course that I was most excited about, was the salmon from Vancouver. Along with looking phenomenal, it was cooked to perfection!
After a marathon of eating, it was time for dessert, which was accompanied with a very tasty 2014 ice wine. I’ve never met an ice wine that I didn’t love!
The Bosk restaurant made me happy. The dining room was simply gorgeous and the food matched wonderfully. I’d love to revisit in the summertime, to sit outdoors. The service was also great and worth mentioning. Mathew took great care of me and there was never a dull moment! It was definitely a meal to remember, making the Bosk restaurant inside of the Shangri-La hotel Toronto a solid choice for your next meal.
The Nitty Gritty
Taste - 7.5
Value - 7.7
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 9
Service - 9.5
188 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 0A3
Phone: +1(647) 788-8294