My wife and I visited Toque for a Friday lunch and it was absolutely divine. For starters, it's a lovely atmosphere inside, and although it's what I would classify as fine dining, it's not stuffy or snooty.
Our server Perrine was fantastic. Knowledgeable, friendly and hard working. My wife loved her Cremant and I loved my "Italians Do It Bitter" cocktail - it's very unique and tasty. I wanted another one (I didn't.) We had a nice bottle of Nebbiolo which improved as it breathed.
My wife's butternut squash soup was very good, but almost laughably tiny. I mean, about five or six spoonfuls. This was about the only complaint we had... it could have been double the size and still a reasonably small appetizer. My foie gras was exquisite and the spiced bread cubes really added a unique flavour. It became apparent quickly that this place has an inventive chef.
I had the venison dish which was delicious, and my wife had the guinea fowl which was even better. It's rare that I prefer her choice of main dish to my own, but it was just so beautifully prepared and served, we both couldn't believe it. Truly excellent.
For dessert, the carrot cake for me was rich and delicious - and not the standard hunk of cake with icing, it was served in a bowl with raisin puree and a cream poured on top... and for my wife, the apple boulangere (with whipped popcorn creme anglaise, toffee popcorn, pine nut brittle and apple sorbet.) You can probably tell by the description just how good these both were.
A couple of post-meal drinks to finish things off, and we left very satisfied and very impressed. We will definitely return, and definitely recommend it to friends!
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