Looking for somewhere romantic to take your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Check out George, a great Toronto restaurant on Queen Street East.
Classy and Romantic
With a classy, clean and sophisticated setting, nothing is better than George for a romantic night out. George is definitely a fine dining experience, but forget the stuffy uptight feeling of traditional upscale Toronto restaurants. The friendly staff and comfortable ambience at this unique establishment make everyone feel welcome. Cushioned bucket chairs, crisp white linens, classic glass chandeliers and French inspired decor create a beautiful and romantic dining environment. The never-ending baskets of fresh baked bread are an added bonus!
George offers an amazing dining adventure for those willing to put their stomachs in the capable hands of chef Lorenzo Lesoto. Order from the surprise tasting menu and receive five, seven or ten courses of delectable dishes, including cheese and dessert. The tasting menu changes frequently so even seasoned patrons of George have the opportunity to taste a range of new dishes all the time. If you are not a fan of surprises, there is an à la carte menu available. My dining companion and I visited George at lunch and opted to order from the à la carte menu. We both started with the Thai Curry Chicken, Pumpkin Seed, Fennel Slaw. This delightfully light and delicious appetizer was unlike any dish I’d ever tasted. The sweet curry mixed with pumpkin and fennel was unbelievably good.
Next, I opted for the Cornish Hen with Roasted Artichokes and Potato Perogies, while my companion ordered Beef Tenderloin with Curry Brussels and Ginger Lyonnaise.
We were both thoroughly satisfied with our choices. The portions were refreshingly reasonably sized, so that we didn’t feel overstuffed before our next course, and the flavours were to die for. I was especially fond of my potato perogies, while the moist cut of tenderloin impressed my guest.
Dessert was next. I ordered the daily special, a Crème Brûlée with Pomegranates and Brown Sugar Dumplings. The unexpected combination of the crème brûlée with the fruity pomegranate seeds was divine.
My dining partner went for the Baked Apple Sponge Cake and was kind enough to offer me a taste. The delicious ice cream almost made me regret my dessert choice — almost. Of course, then I tasted my yummy dish again and decided no matter how good the ice cream was it couldn’t top the brown sugar deliciousness of my crème brûlée.
What would a romantic Valentine’s dinner be without a nice glass of wine? George offers a wide selection of ever-changing wines from all around the world. Led by General Manager JP Potters, George’s seasoned sommeliers have created a wine list that features over 450 different choices. We opted for a lovely Portuguese red, which complimented our meals perfectly. If you are overwhelmed by the wide choice of wines available, the qualified staff will be more than happy to help you make a selection.
111c Queen Street East, Toronto 416-368-6093