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The Best Tasting Menus in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 19, 2015

tasting menu torontoThe best tasting menus in Toronto offer bespoke dining experiences featuring ultra-fresh, seasonal ingredients, a creative progression of courses, and opportunities to be surprised and delighted along the way. Less popular than in previous decades, they nevertheless remain a fixture whereby chefs can take full control of the meal.

These are the best tasting menus in Toronto.

See also: The Best Omakase in Toronto

Momofuku Shoto

Momofuku Shoto

This third floor Momofuku restaurant specializes in tasting menus featuring roughly 10 courses for $150 per person or a half dozen courses for $95. Seated along a counter surrounding the open kitchen, diners interact directly with chefs serving up seasonally driven menus that have recently included dishes like corn ravioli and szechuan veal cheeks. More »

Canoe

Canoe

The 54th floor restaurant at the TD Centre offers a seasonal progression of dishes for $100 a head or $150 including wine pairings. Look forward to dishes like lobster carrpacio and crab boudin among the parade of six or seven courses to arrive at the table. More »

Cava

Cava

Trust the kitchen at this Spanish restaurant at Yonge and St. Clair to feed you an assortment of shared dishes including pintxos and tapas for the table. Chef Doug Penfold will happily oblige requests for signature cured meats and seafood, but can also customize the experience per diner preference and restrictions starting at $65 per head. More »

Lamesa

Lamesa

This modern Filipino kitchen offers a culinary adventure that takes diners through 11+ courses for $80 per guest. Opening with a series of snacks followed by multiple main courses, this is an ultimate feast to enjoy the diverse flavours of Filipino cuisine. Reservations required with 24 hours notice. More »

Edulis

Edulis

Give Edulis carte blanche and let the kitchen cook you a five ($65) or seven ($90) course feast showcasing ingredients in their prime as the seasons unfold. While it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what to expect, recent menus have featured wild striped bass with porcini mushrooms and lake trout with squash and bacon. More »

Alo

Alo

The third floor French restaurant at Queen and Spadina is dedicated to multi-course tasting menus offered for $89 per person. The menu bills two selections for each of four savoury courses followed by dessert, but expect a few additional surprises from chef Patrick Kriss along the way. More »

People's Eatery

People's Eatery

This Chinatown restaurant offers a $65 tasting menu that encompasses a taste of Toronto's culinary diversity, kind of like “a chauffeured ride around the city.” Offered on weekends only, expect a series of six to eight dishes, which have recently featured plates of fancy latkes, thai curry bisque, and wasabi beef. More »

Rasa

Rasa

On Mondays at this restaurant in Harbord Village, take advantage of a very affordable set menu offering a snack, two courses and surprise dessert for $35 per person. Opt for wings or shrimp po’boys to start followed by a choice of truffle gnudi, burger or Bangkok bowl as a main. More »

George

George

This beacon of fine dining on Queen East promises memorable tasting menus for both lunch ($50-$60) and dinner ($110-$150 featuring five to 10 courses) and even offers menus tailored to vegetarians ($85-$99). Couples will discover that each diner will often receive different dishes for each course, offering even more opportunity to sample the chef selections. More »

Actinolite

Actinolite

The Chef's Menu ($90) features seven or so courses at this restaurant on Ossington. Dictated by freshness and seasonal availability, Chef Justin Cournoyer customizes meals per diners' personal preferences, restrictions and appetite to present an array of daily selections. While many tasting menus can take hours to work through, an abbreviated version dubbed the Summary Menu features four courses for $60. More »

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred

The option to "Let Us Cook For You" appears on the bottom of the a la carte menu at this multi-level restaurant on Richmond St. Pick a price point first, starting at $45 per person (and going up in increments of $10), and let the kitchen get creative with a multitude of signature dishes like the brussel sprout Caesar or chicken liver mousse. Vegans and vegetarians can also be accommodated. More »

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