When it came to my recent stay at the Hilton in downtown Toronto, I must admit that my favorite part of the entire experience was dinner at their Tundra restaurant. At first glance, the Tundra restaurant appears to be a typical hotel lobby restaurant. However, in reality it is far from typical, and actually a high-end gourmet eatery. I must say that after speaking with the chef, I became very impressed with how they operate.
I was fortunate enough to try their latest menu before it was released to the public. I started with the mussel salad. This was a dish that just me in the right mood. It had a smoked onion soubise which had a very exquisite flavor. All was complemented with a beautiful riesling from the Niagara area. Fantastically refreshing.
This may come as a shocker to many of you, but I must admit that this was the first time I’ve ever tried bone marrow. From the first bite, I fell in love. It had all of the flavors I adore. It was served with a parsley caper salad which was nice and salty, a triple crunch mustard alongside a few pieces of toast. I truly couldn’t get enough and would return simply for this dish!
The third course was a roasted duck breast and house made wild rabbit sausage. This was served alongside turnip, radishes, grapes and braised celery. The favorite for me in this dish was the homemade sausage. I did appreciate the beautiful presentation with all of the colors as well.
Of course, to finish off such a grand meal, needed a grand dessert. Lucky for me, the chef had a beautifully presented dessert ready to go. It was a chocolate ganache accompanied, pistachio ice cream along with red jelly. It just looked beautiful, my favorite part was the ice cream.
You can really feel the love at the Tundra restaurant inside of the Toronto Hilton hotel. They go the extra mile whether their ingredients, service or just amazing food. Our server George took wonderful care of us and I really appreciate his efforts. Nothing better than amazing food and a smiling staff! It was a fantastic evening and I can highly recommend that you eat at Tundra in downtown Toronto!
The Nitty Gritty
Taste - 8.7
Value - 7.9
Feng Shui - 7.2
Convenience - 8.8
Service - 9.5
Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2, Canada
Phone: +1 416-860-6800