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SUMMERLICIOUS – LA MAQUETTE -CONTINUE…

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It was raining last Saturday while we were on our way to La Maquette.

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Arriving to La Maquette, we were first seated on the first floor then we told the hostess that we would like to change our seats to 2nd floor. The views are amazing upstair. It would be nice seating in the patio outside too if only it was not raining.

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Me while waiting for the food coming…

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La Maquette

$35 Dinner

Plus taxes and gratuity

Appetizer

LA MAQUETTE’S SPECIALTY SOUP OF THE DAY (butternut squash soup with sourcream)

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The soup is warm and delicious.
or
WILD BOAR APRICOT AND CHERRY TERRINE
served with blackberry coulis

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I like the apricot – really delicious. Only the bread is a little hard to chew on.

or
GREEN LEAF, RADICCHIO AND BELGIUM ENDIVE (vegan)
parmigiano shavings and balsamic vinaigrette

Main Entree

VEAL TENDERLOIN AND A DUET OF GRILLED SCALLOPS
served with a light mustard cream sauce and Ontario market vegetables

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This is so tasty!!! especially the scallop (so soft & sweet), I was turn off a bit because the saltiness in the veal but when I tried to eat both the veal & scallop & dip with sauce & mashed potatoes, it actually amazing delicious, so much nom nom ❤ ❤

or
TWO 4 OZ LOBSTER TAILS
with a white wine cream sauce, jasmine rice and Ontario farm vegetables

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The lobster and the veal look kinda similar. haha. I would say it is not as good as the lobster I ate in Fred’s Not Here. One of them was burned more than the other.

or
SMOKED CHICKEN LINGUINE TOSSED
with rustic tomato and julienne of vegetables
or
CHEF’S VEGETARIAN OPTION OF THE DAY (vegan)

Dessert

PROFITEROLE WITH BUTTERSCOTCH ICE CREAM
and drizzle of chocolate sauce

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La Maquette have the best deserts out of three restaurants I tried this Summerlicious. And The butterscotch Ice Cream is the best, not only fulfilling my chocolate thirst, it is so fresh and make me to eat more even after the 2 previous courses .  The profiterole is genius too, i love how I can feel the chocolate kicks to my nose and the crunchiness and softness of the cream puff.
or
FRESH FRUIT BOWL (vegan)
or
PAVLOVA WITH STRAWBERRY CREAM

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This totally good looking guy have too much sugar for me.  It seem like I come home carry 2 more pounds of fat with me. Well. Great presentation. ❤

Rating:

Appetizer: 3.5/5 Good but not stand out

Main Entree: 4/5. Delicious but inconsistent among dishes

Desert: 4.5/5. Nom nom

Service: 5/5. Good services

Atmosphere: 5/5 Romantic Date, excellent music- they have live music and their own guitarist. Def coming back again.

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Summerlicious Update (Continue…)

1. Fred’s Not Here

Appetizer

Wood Grilled Calamari & Chorizo Sausage with Arugula

Good sauce. Hmm… the portion is really small & less delicious compared to the famous lobster soup that my friends have…

Baked Our Famous Lobster & Crab Soup

Main Entree

Wood Grilled “California Cut” New York Strip Steak
with Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms, Duck Fat Frites & Vegetables

The steak is medium rare. It is little dry but overall good.

Roasted East Coast Lobster & Mussels
with Linguine Marinara

The lobster is excellent!!!. great combination of tomato pasta with seafood. This dish worth my $35 ! & Never mind the way i hold my folk T,T

Wood Grilled Salmon & Jumbo Tiger Shrimp
with Lemon Asparagus Risotto

My friend did not like her pick with the salmon & tiger shrimp. :<

Dessert.

My dessert is horrible. My caramel popcorn is so hard i cant chew it.. so i munched all the chocolate ice cream. T.T

Caramel Pop Corn Chocolate Hazelnut Sundae

From the top Daily Selection Cheesecake, Mixed Berry Shortcake(right) & Fresh Fruit Ice (vegetarian) (left)

We tried each other desert. Not so good :\

Rating:

1. Appetizer : 3.5/5

2. Main Entree: 4/5

3. Desert: 2/5

4. Atmosphere: 4/5 (family, friend, co-worker)

5. Service: 2.5/5 (the server forgot to bring the cracker for the lobster & constantly going back to rush us, he gave us the bill when we have not finish it & said they have full reservation & lots of customers while we saw so many vacant table around. he just want to clear his table to get more customers for himself.. such bad work ethic.)

 

Summerlicious- Morgans On The Danforth

Located in Greek Town Further East of Toronto, the restaurant seem to separate its self from all the noises of the busier part of the Danforth. It is small but cozy with friendly atmosphere and great service staff.  We did not order any alcohol due the recent hungover last “throw back Thursday”, kinda regret it since they are known for their craft beers. And we picked the restaurant for its highly rated reviews…

This is our $25 order from their Summerlicious Menu

Moroccan Carrot Soup (vegetarian/local) with Toasted Cumin and Candied Ginger 

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Green Chili and Corn Fritter “Stack”
with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes and Arugula with an Ancho Chili Crema

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This is my winner for the whole meal, you could not underestimate this normal looking guys cuz the moment you chew it, it is so crunchy & open up to so many tastes inside. The corn is a perfect mix with chilli, so many deli taste & nomnom. ❤

Main dishes

Steak Frites
AAA 8oz Strip grilled to order with Thyme and Merlot Demi and Golden Frites

Quicos Crusted Ontario White Fish (local)
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The steak is good but i feel like it lacks of something for it to stand out, maybe sauce or more seasoning..

The fish is another winner here, so crunchy & soft, good mix with tomato & the rice but the rice disappointed me, it was hard.

Desert

Wild Blueberry Kuchen
Oma Strikes again with this Delicious Crumb Cake studded with Wild Blueberries, served warm with Vanilla Ice Cream

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The Betty Page Sundae
Dark Chocolate Brownie Chunks with Vanilla Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Sauce, Whipped Cream and a Cherry on top

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For the dessert, it was average good. i prefer less sugar. 🙂

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