If you’re after a wonderful gastronomic experience, go directly to Ruby Watcho. Having heard the food was ‘good’ I wasn’t prepared for the treat we received – a four course meal for $49. Included in this gastronomic dream was a starter; a beautiful salad of living greens, buffalo mozzarella, eggplant and a dressing to die for, a main; tea brined chicken with tea & lemon gravy and sides that included sautéed red cabbage with bacon & hazelnuts, old-fashioned potato salad and charred broccoli with duck confit, followed by artisanal cheeses which melted in your mouth, and finished off with rhubarb and mixed berry crisp with cinnamon whip cream. Yum X 10.
Add a crazy couple of waiters, cocktails that burst on your tongue and finishing the meal with a perfect cup of coffee, then you have reached food nirvana.
In a sea of somewhat mediocre and/or pricey eating establishments in Leslieville, Ruby Watchco proved to have a landslide advantage. A set price which more than delivers in terms of taste &portions (doggie bags left us with several days of eating ahead of us) vs a la carte menus which can add up, beautiful cocktails/wine and the best coffee west of the Mercury, it was the best foodie experience I’ve had in many months.
Warning: The cocktails and wine will add up – so treat yourself gently in the alcohol department. Or go for an occasion and let your wallet loose. You won’t be disappointed.