Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summerlicious - 259 Host

Summerlicious is on in Toronto!

"Discover the finest dishes in the city at one of Toronto’s favourite culinary celebrations. Enjoy delicious three-course prix fixe menus at 195 of the city’s top restaurants, all at fantastic price points." This year it takes place from July 5 to 21 and there are lunch and dinner options. Lunches are offered for $15, $20 and $25, and dinners are offered for $25, $35 and $45 at participating restaurants.

Check out the website for more information and to see the menus.

This evening I had dinner with my best friend at 259 Host, an Indian restaurant in downtown Toronto. They were offering a $25 dinner which included an appetizer, an entree with a choice of side, nan bread and rice, as well as a dessert to finish. You can view their Summerlicious menu here.

The menu was large compared to other restaurants I've been to during past Summerlicious and even Winterlicious events. There was lots of variety and we found it very difficult to choose because everything sounded delicious!

The food was great. The atmosphere was nice, it was quiet but started to get busier throughout the meal. We had a great table with a view into the immaculate kitchen. The host and waitress were very attentive and we didn't have to wait too long between courses. The restaurant was clean and had beautiful decorations.

The main level is accessible to wheelchair users, but the washrooms are not. Typical Toronto restaurant.

Overall, our experience was wonderful! I would go back there and I definitely recommend 259 Host.  

Our meal:
Matching glasses of Riesling
Lentil Sprout Salad with cucumber, potatoes, limes, mangoes, peppers in a cumin olive dressing 

Lazeez Nan, tandoori baked bread stuffed with spinach and goat cheese
Butter Chicken served with Chana Masala (chick peas), rice and salad
Saag Paneer served with Dal Bukhara (black lentils), rice and salad
Kesari Gulab Jamun Cheese Ball in saffron flavoured sugar syrup
Rasmalai Spongy homemade cheesecake in thick, sweetened flavoured milk

1 comment:

  1. Paneer is the best thing on earth.... this all looked loverly!