You know if I had to choose my ideal neighbourhood in Toronto to live in, I would probably rank midtown Toronto between Summerhill and Rosedale as one of the highest. There is something beautifully quaint about the streets along here on a Sunday that you don’t really get anywhere else.
This time, my adventures (a date nonetheless) brought me to the Terroni restaurant on Yonge and Price.
I was a bit early to the restaurant so I decided to check out the area for any other interesting food related finds and I came across ALl the Best Fine Foods which is a specialty food business that features artisanal foods such as specialty cheeses, pastas, breads, baked desserts, and many more. This is a really popular local spot it seems as by midday, they were already sold out of some of their freshly baked artisanal bread.
Alright, so back to the restaurant experience, Terroni if you can’t tell by the name is an Italian restaurant. I started off thinking that sitting by the patio was going to be a good idea since the weather was nice and sunny out, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. I was seated by one of the few tables that weren’t under their large patio umbrellas and I was baking under the blazing sun.
Luckily they had tables left indoors for me to be seated at which was much more pleasurable to sit at.
Now onto the food.
I tried their duck confit ravioli in a light cream sauce made with oyster mushrooms and button mushrooms. Duck confit is basically duck meat cooked in duck fat, so this duck on duck action results in this rich and flavourful meat mixture that is absolutely decadent when served in small portions.
Luckily when you stuff ravioli with the stuff, there is just the right amount of duck confit in each bite so it wasn’t too rich. The mushroom sauce adds an earthiness to the gamey duck which gave this dish a beautiful overall rustic flavour profile.
The menu items here at Terroni are presented in Italian but you’ll be fine in ordering the dish with its commonly known English name (i.e. seafood pasta vs. Spaghetti in Canna a Mare).
I loved the ambiance and the wait staff they had available as they were very knowledgeable of the menu and were very courteous.
A definite visit if you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisines and dishes that take normal Italian dishes to the next level.
Until we dine again,
-The Piquey Eater