Winterlicious Lunch: Sassafraz

Winterlicious can be hit or miss, so whenever I find a great spot, I spread the news far and wide! This year my favourite was the $28 lunch at Sassafraz. Located in the heart of charming Yorkville, Sassafraz has been a magnet for Toronto’s well-heeled crowd for many years. Gutted by a fire almost 10 years ago, the restaurant reemerged as a beautiful, bright and airy modern space. Below are some of the fantastic dishes we sampled….check out the ingredients and try not to drool, I dare you.

House Cured Organic BC Salmon (golden beet fennel salad / toasted caraway / crispy dill / orange blossom yogurt)

House Cured Organic BC Salmon
(golden beet fennel salad / toasted caraway / crispy dill /orange blossom yogurt)

Lovell Farms Organic Trout (roasted garlic mascarpone orzo / broccolini / pine nuts / lobster velouté)

Braised Ontario Beef Cheek (parsnip chèvre purée / herbed cannellini bean / mustard greens / rosemary reduction)

Braised Ontario Beef Cheek
(parsnip chèvre purée / herbed cannellini bean / mustard greens /rosemary reduction)

Herb Roasted Ontario Cornish Hen (squash sourdough stuffing / king oyster mushrooms / porcini velouté / macadamia nuts)

Herb Roasted Ontario Cornish Hen
(squash sourdough stuffing / king oyster mushrooms / porcini velouté / macadamia nuts)

Chocolate Torte (Baileys white chocolate ganache / cranberry caviar)

Chocolate Torte
(Baileys white chocolate ganache / cranberry caviar)

Ginger Frappé (whipped caramel / Chantilly cream / crystallized apple / dark chocolate glaze)

Ginger Frappé
(whipped caramel / Chantilly cream / crystallized apple / dark chocolate glaze)

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11 thoughts on “Winterlicious Lunch: Sassafraz

  1. Wow – it’s been 10 years already since Sassafraz burned down!! … then it’s been at least that long since I was last there.
    I confess I have never taken advantage of the winterlicious or summerlicious events. hmmm – maybe I should put summerlicious on my 52 New Things list for this year 😉

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