layered marinated watermelon with feta, appetizer

layered marinated watermelon with feta, appetizer

seared orata served with a tomato salsa and a panella, main

seared orata served with a tomato salsa and a panella, main

white chocolate panna cotta, dessert

white chocolate panna cotta, dessert

chocolate salami with fresh raspberries and zabaglione

chocolate salami with fresh raspberries and zabaglione

A fine dining spot that is partially owned by Massimo Capra, a celebrity chef based out of Toronto. Mistura is serving up some pretty mean Italian dishes in the Yorkville area that you would have to try.

Food

Marinated watermelon and feta: Delicious combination of flavours from the watermelon, balsamic reduction and the feta cheese. The salt from the feta serves as a lovely contrast to the sweetness from the watermelon and the mix of textures was amazing as well. My only preference is that the dish can be shrunk in size significantly because there was far too much cheese (but hey, these are Italian portions right?).

Seared Orata: Love this orata. Perfectly seared. Great flavour of the fish with an excellent tomato salsa to accompany the orata.

White Chocolate Panna Cotta: Delicate, silky, and decadent. One of the best panna cottas I have had.

Chocolate Salami: An interesting dessert that has an interesting flavour profile. It has a shot of chocolate liqueur in it so if you’re not used to eating desserts with an alcohol aftertaste, this might not be for you.

Notes

The food here is worth the try and definitely met my expectations for a restaurant in Yorkville. The server that was with us that day didn’t seem to know the menu very well and mistakenly told a fellow diner with me that the Orata was like a sea bass (for all you foodies out there, orata is the portugese term to refer to a gilt-head bream).

Gilt-Head Bream aka Orata, source: Wikipedia

Gilt-Head Bream aka Orata, source: Wikipedia

I give this restaurant 8.5/10, would visit again.

Until we dine again,

-The Piquey Eater

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