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Sweet, Sweet Nectar


You may recall that I was looking forward to giving Nectar a trial run with Summerlicious. My anticipation did not go to waste.

Known for it's "deconstructivist" approached and located in one of the trendiest (and most pretentious) neighbourhoods to eat or drink in, Nectar could pose a potential turn-off for those not tuned into the high-end restaurant circuit. But based on my experience, if you're willing to splurge in exchange for good food - food you will really enjoy eating, not just evaluating - Nectar is a safe bet for satisfying, straight-forward indulgence.

The Summerlicious prix fixe included a choice of two entries: salmon (lemon/lime) or chicken (chino/latino). These are the cheapest entrees on the menu but both were excellent: beautiful presentation, surprisingly hefty portions, sumptous flavours and a creative (although in no way outlandish) use of ingrediants. While perhaps not particularly memorable, the meal was very good - we cleaned our plates at every stage, and went home satisfied.

My only word of warning for those wanting to join in on the Summerlicious event is that it's not exactly a great bargain. For about $5 - $10 more you could order off the regular menu, and your appetizer and dessert would probably be (I'm guessing) something a little more spectacular than the gazpacho soup or green salad and vanilla creme brulee or caramel pudding that they're currently offering.

If you're really willing to blow the budget, the tasting menu sounds fantastic. Until then, the $35 special is a safe way to get a taste of sweet, sweet Nectar.


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