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Review: La Societe, Toronto


I was ever so excited to meet Toronto food authorities Nicki, Stella and Beatrice this evening at La Societe. I had been eager to organize a dinner for the four of us to finally relax, chat about food, social media and our fine city. La Societe is the newest edition to Yorkville’s Bloor Street strip. With an extensive overhaul of the interior this massive restaurant space has diners lost in “The Paris Bistro,” for a few fleeting moments in the heart of Toronto. I enjoyed the restaurants custom tiles, beautiful main entrance with floral arrangements and overhead stain glass, massive bar and stunning patio seating.

As soon as we arrived we immediately ordered alcoholic beverages (it was one of those days!) We spent the next four hours slowly eating our way through the menu. I was so elated to spend the evening with these ladies chatting about blogging and sharing silly personal stories (like how challening it is to eat with friends and family who don’t understand that they need to wait for pictures to be taken before the food is devoured). When each course arrived we all took several minutes to rotate around the table to take pictures of each dish. Nicki conducted a round table conversation with her flip cam for her vlog while Stella and I both snapped photos for our food blogs.

The restaurants vibe is full of French eye candy, albeit a bit loud when fully packed at the dinner hour. I think their bar may just be the best in the city (a great spot to impress a date, wink wink). I appreciate the restaurants staff for providing stellar service and an exemplary dining experience.

Must Eats: The French Onion Soup was perfectly executed, heavy on the onions, rich with a perfect booze kick. The Torchon was a delight and suggest that you order it to share with your table as eating an entire serving would probably make your eyes roll back into your skull. We all unanimously raved over the presentation and sensory experience of the Tuna Tartar. My Steak Frites were stellar (as my mother says, “that steak was as soft as a marshmallow). Nicki ordered her favorite Creme Brulee and I pushed for the Profiteroles both of which were a sweet finish to a a sensational French Feast.

We enjoyed:

French 131

Chambourd, Belvedere Vodka, Pineapple, Bubbles

Moet St. Germain

Raspberry Vodka, Elderflower, Citrus, Moet and Chandon

Maison Roche de Bellene

Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Vieilles Vignes

Soupe A L’Oignon

Gratine with Gruyere, Emmenthal Cheese

P.E.I. Lobster Risotto

Carnaroli Risotto, Butter Poached Lobster, Asparagus

Duck and Chicken Liver Terrine

Baguette and Macerated Cherries

Foie Gras Au Torchon

Warm Brioche, Hazelnut Crumble

Tartare de Thon

Yellow Fin Tuna, Corriander, Apple and Pine Nuts

Moules Au Safran

P.E.I. Mussles Steamed with White Wine, Shallots and Saffron served with Frites

La Marsaillaise

Atlantic Cod, Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Crab, Saffron Fish Broth

Steak and Frites

4 Week Aged 10 oz New York Striploin with Shallot Confit and Maitre de Hotel Butter

Profiteroles

Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce

Creme Brulee

White Chocolate and Vanilla Custard

Espresso

#197 restaurant reviewed in Ontario since moving to Toronto in 2010. 


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2 Responses to “Review: La Societe, Toronto”

  1. Noelle
    July 29, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    Ok, I know there were four of you eating but seriously, how did you eat all those dishes???

    • dobbernation
      June 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

      You just gotta pack it in like a professional!

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