Summerlicious wrapped on Sunday, after 2 weeks filled with culinary pleasures. Every year, I have at least one Summerlicious and Winterlicious meal. This year, I checked out 2 restos from my ambitious short list.
Talk about perfect place for post-work eats. If you work around Bay & Wellington, or have a thing for suits – this is the place to be on a Thursday after 5 p.m. I’d been there before a couple of times and always enjoyed my meal – especially the homemade pasta – but never for Winter-Summerlicious. The $35 prix-fixe Summerlicious dinner menu looked awesome, so why not?
What I Ordered
Heirloom Carrot & Jalapeño Soup
coconut milk, maple prosciutto crackling and chives
Olive & Tomato Mezzaluna Pasta
cherry tomato pomodorina sauce, ricotta salata and basil
Coconut Rum Cake
dulce di leche cream cheese icing and mango jam
What I Thought
Safe and scrumptious choice. I must admit, I saw a few of the regular menu items pass by my table and wished I could have ordered that instead. But, when the meal was through, I felt great about my selections. I’m not typically a soup-eater, but I was curious about the carrot/jalapeno puree. It was perfect. The portion sizes were perfect and my dessert was AMAZING (I’m pretty sure I made the best choice). And the caramel chocolate cups were a great finish (who needs a mint when you could have an extra little dessert?)
I’m in love with chocolate. Why it’s taken me this long to eat at MoRoCo Chocolat? I have NO idea. Let’s just say it was worth the wait. Although MoRoCo Chocolat is known for its sweets, the $35 prix-fixe Summerlicious dinner menu was pretty well-rounded. So no, it’s wasn’t a 3-course chocolate meal (although that sounds awesome).
Moroco Caesar salad
Traditional Caesar salad, with home-made croutons & Smoked bacon tossed in a caesar vinaigrette
Truffle Mac & Cheese
Red Velvet crepe filled with a cream cheese, Mascarpone cheese, fresh strawberries, Red velvet cake crumbs, finished with a chocolate sauce, mascareted berries
What I Thought
RED VELVET (plus) CREPE (equals) match made in heaven. Of course I start with dessert, it truly was the highlight of the meal and was probably the largest dish of the entire feast (not a complaint). The Caesar salad was good, nothing extraordinary, but perfectly dressed (not too creamy, not too dry). The Mac & Cheese was delish. And although it was a small portion, it was filling (and sometimes too creamy). All in all, it was wonderful and I will definitely return…many times. As @erinnmacfarlane put it – “Totally worth every bit of gluten” Not to mention, the place had a great ambience and was perfect for casual post-work meal with girls.
*They also have Afternoon Tea!
On My Winterlicious 2012 Radar