Internationally acclaimed chef Susur Lee’s, Lee Restaurant brings excellence in food, ambiance, service and overall experience. This is a great spot for a special night that showcases Lee’s international food journey.
Located at King and Portland, scattered among the slew of trendy restaurants on King West, this spot stands out with it’s vibrant sign and keeps customers coming back with their cool ambiance, stylish low-lit space, and of course the impeccable food. It’s a classic spot yet does not feel pretentious.
You can tell when someone is an expert something and at Lee Restaurant you can sense the expertise and experience that comes from the guidance of chef Susur Lee. This sharing style menu showcases Asian tastes with European techniques resulting in inventive fusion cuisine with items such as Hunanese Lobster Ravioli and Cheeseburger Spring Rolls.
The Lee Lemonade
To start, an inventive cocktail – containing Ginger Lemonade, Tarragon, Lemon Zest, Chamomile Tea Citrus Syrup, Fresh Grated Ginger, Belvedere Vodka.
Signature Singaporean-style Slaw
Next up was Susur’s Signature Singaporean-style Slaw. Looking around, this was a dish that everyone had on their table. And for good reason. Even with 19 different ingredients this dish sang together cohesively.
Check out how Susur makes this signature dish: http://www.cbc.ca/stevenandchris/food/singaporean-style-slaw
Tempura Crab Cake Roll
This wasn’t you’re everyday average piece of sushi containing, nori, rice, wasabi & yuzu ponzu, miso mayo, spiced chorizo and a perfectly crunchy tempura exterior.
For our main, we got the night’s show stopping special. Even the description was quite a mouthful and we had to ask our server to repeat it a few times to get a clear sense of everything that was said!
We had the pleasure of trying the coffee marinated strip loin paired with a fois gras marsala reduction and cranberry sauce along side a crispy potato rosti topped with roasted cauliflower and a side of porcini mushrooms and butternut squash puree.
Like I said, I mouthful to describe and to eat but oh so delicious!
Last up was a special birthday surprise dessert ( even accompanied by show-tune singing waiter!)
Warm molten chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream. With the first bite warm chocolate comes oozing out of this mouth watering cake.
Head to Lee Restaurant for an amazing culinary experience of your own!
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