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Review: Pure Spirits Oyster House, Toronto


After a few depressing weather days in April featuring rain, snow and gloom I was thrilled to wake up to a sunny day. I hopped on my bike with blue skies in the air and zoomed south towards the lake in search of the Distillery. I was pleased to see a patio ready for pouring at Pure Spirits Oyster House.

After locking up my bike I hopped into the dining room which offered an industrial vibe featuring metal bar stools and dining chairs. I was joined at the table by my good friend from Corby’s wine expert Penelope Irving. We hadn’t seen each other since before I left for my trip to South Africa last Fall so had a lot of catching up to do! We spent the next two hours chatting about Toronto’s food scene, blog life, our favourite wines and exciting upcoming travel plans. We enjoyed a light lunch featuring shrimp, chop salad and savoury spiced squash cannelloni. I peddled away inspired by the promise of patio season. Rush into me summer I’m ready for you!

The Feast:

Grilled Jumbo Black Tiger Shrimp

lemongrass and tumeric sweet and sour dipping sauce

Chopped Salad

grilled branford bay chicken, corn, avocado, bell pepper, chickpeas, feta, cilantro jalapeno dressing

Spiced Squash Cannelloni

fresh ricotta, sage, amaretto crumble, sauce soubise

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

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