albacore tuna crudo, appetizer

albacore tuna crudo, appetizer

pan roasted perth county pork, main

pan roasted perth county pork, main

cherries jubilee, dessert

cherries jubilee, dessert

almond milk tofu, dessert

almond milk tofu, dessert

This gem is nestled on the edge of the financial district and the St. Lawrence Market and serves up well crafted continental cuisine. Personally, I love dining in small restaurants, the feeling is much more homey and welcoming. The service here was also fantastic and something I had to take a note of. The server with us that day knew the menu very well and had very well-informed suggestions for the menu.

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Albacore Tuna Crudo: Smooth and melts in your mouth. I’ve had my fair share of sushi and I have never had tuna quite like this before. The ponzu sauce with the orange chunks gave it a refreshing burst of flavour.

Pan Roasted Pork: Moist, tender and delicious all-around. The pork was roasted to perfection with the heirloom tomato confit perfectly complementing the flavour of the pork. A definite must-try.

Cherries Jubilee:  Absolutely delightful. The cherry cake worked pleasantly with the vanilla ice cream and the cherry puree reduction on the side.

Almond Milk Tofu: So I stole a bite from a fellow diner to try his dessert and it was very light and delicate and went well with the pink lemon sorbet. Preference still goes towards the Cherries Jubilee however.

Notes

I would give this place a 10/10, excellent food, excellent service and unique enough for me to visit again outside of the Summerlicious season. Check out their website, one of the reason’s I decided to visit:¬†http://lucienrestaurant.com/

Until we dine again,

-The Piquey Eater

PS. I started using the hashtag #PiqueyEater on twitter so if you have suggestions as to where I should go next, let me know!

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