What I love about Winterlicious is that it’s a chance to try new restaurants across the city that you might never otherwise had the opportunity to. Dining through a custom three course meal makes you feel like a king… a king that’s getting great value!
This year I headed to the Park-Hyatt’s Annona, for a meal that almost looked too pretty to eat – the key word being almost. We started off at the hotel’s rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the city and moved down to the restaurant for a delicious meal.
Here is the run down:
While crab cakes aren’t usually my go-to, this one set the bar pretty high for any others I consume in the future. It had a super crispy outside filled with loads of succulent crab meat, balanced with a fresh slaw and sweet-acidy balsamic.
Grilled Arctic Char
So pretty much whenever I see this fish on a menu, I feel like I need to get it. It has an undeniably moist and buttery texture, complimented by perfectly crispy skin. This fish was accompanied by a parsnip puree and curry cream sauce along with steamed white asparagus and roasted beets.
I would almost describe this main as decadent. With rich, bold flavours, it was truly a treat to eat. A grilled beef medallion, golden shrimp, and seared scallops topped with a peppercorn jus, red pepper beurre blanc and a side of lobster mash and roasted vegetables.
No meal is complete without a sweet ending. There is just something about warm chocolate oozing out of a moist cake. This, combined with a caramelized hazelnut ice cream to cool it all off.
I had to get in one more picture of the melting chocolate because that’s just a thing of beauty.