Winterlicious – Mildred’s Temple Kitchen 

This next post features The City of Toronto‘s Annual Winterlicious, which starts on Friday, January 27 to Thursday, February 9. This is an amazing event for all food-lovers in the Toronto area! My restaurant of choice for this event was Mildred’s Temple Kitchen. As you’ll see, there is no better way to chase away those winter doldrums than an evening with Mildred!


On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, my friend and I decided to check out the Mildred’s Temple Kitchen for the Winterlicious event. It was a great way to catch-up over an awesome 3-course meal.
The decor of the restaurant was very wintery and puts you in the winter spirit because of the sparkly, snow themed decorations. As we entered the restaurant, you see a wall on the right made of glass, making you feel like you’re in a Winter Wonderland, as the snowflakes drop down from the ceiling and the clean white stools sit next to the bar.

Here’s is the option we picked for our 3-Course Meal:

They started us off with Mildred’s Famous cheddar & roasted garlic biscuits with butter; it was made to perfection! We were happy to start eating as it became challenging to hold off our hunger since we were off work right at 5pm.

Mildred’s Famous Cheddar & Roasted Garlic Biscuits

We ordered our drinks as well and chose the Blue Sky & Mint Ginger. It was not my favourite; I didn’t taste any Vodka that was added to my “Blue Sky drink”, and although they didn’t have the best cocktails drink selection option, their brunch menu was amazing.

They also had an amazing oysters deal, Buck-A-Shuck Oysters that is on Thursdays from 5pm – 7pm:

Thursday deal $1.00 CAD, “Buck-A-Shuck Oysters”.

Our Appetizers Selection:

My Roasted Beets Salad was not bad, but my friend selected Mildred’s Famous Crab Cake and it was much better – I thought the crab cake would be too dry, but they served it with a mixed salad which paired nicely with the sweet & sour sauce!

Roasted Beets Salad – on a bed of arugula with Monforte chèvre & spiced pecans drizzled with a yuzu vinaigrette

 

MILDRED’S Famous Crab Cakes – crab & shrimp with kaffir lime & jicama crisped in crunchy panko served with a chilli lime emulsion

Our Main Course Selection:

I went with Duck and Waffles” for the main course. I thought the duck was a bit dry, but they served it with an egg cooked sunny-side-up, which made it much better. Although I am not much of a duck fan, I thought I would try something new for the night.

Savoury waffles topped with confit duck served with rhubarb gastrique & wild blueberry/green peppercorn chutney

Duck and Waffles
Duck and Waffles

My friend ordered a Pan Seared Cod which is a great option if you are watching your weight. The cod was light and served with beans, which was not her favourite, but I thought the flavour blended it out nicely.

Pan Seared Cod – with a succotash of shell bean & double smoked bacon

Lastly, our dessert option:

Apple Crumble: Ontario Honey Crisp apples with a hint of Madagascar cinnamon (vegan & gluten free) vanilla ice cream optional.

White Chocolate Cheesecake: with red wine cranberry compote

Apple Crumble
White Chocolate Cheesecake

 

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