Restaurant of the Month: Frank

Like Winterlicious earlier this year (my visit to Scarpetta), Toronto also has Summerlicious – two plus weeks where participating restaurants offer 3 course lunch and dinner set menus anywhere from $15-$45, a steal of a deal.  Such a great concept that originally started in New York City, only problem is that the Toronto restaurant list has been pretty static for a number of years.  Located at the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), Frank restaurant opened during the renovation of the AGO and is a Frank Gehry designed space, very modern and of course, art inspired.  But not only was the space beautiful but so was the food.  Having dinner with friends (S, I and F – so aptly named by I as the “Finer Things Club”, if any of you watch the Office), we all tried different items on the shortened menu.  The best dish of the night – the shrimp cake, an appetizer – think crab cake but made of shrimp!  Just the perfect size, not greasy and perfectly pan-fried.  The desserts were also a pleasant surprise, especially the summer berry pudding!  When you take a bite, all you can think of is “this is what summer tastes like”!  Perfect finish to a really good meal!

Appetizer – Shrimp Cake

Appetizer – Watermelon and Queso Fresco salad

Appetizer – Gazpacho

Appetizer – Grilled oyster mushroom and cucumber salad

Main – Pan-seared rainbow trout

Main – Saffron honey roasted chicken

Dessert – Chocolate Sour Cherry Bouchon (basically a cake)

Dessert – Churros with caramel and chocolate dipping sauces

Dessert – Summer Berry Pudding, I have to say this was my FAVOURITE!!!












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