All Summerlicious fans know that Canoe is arguably THE hardest place to book, and this year I was lucky again to be able to squeeze in a late lunch seating for 2:15 pm (big thanks to Sandy and your friend that bailed on you!) The key to scoring a reservation at Canoe is persistence! Just keep calling and they'll eventually pick up! In the past, I always had to come during the week for lunch, so I'm very thankful that they opened up lunch service for Sunday this year.
Mona, aka the salad lover, predictably went for the Romaine & Endive Salad with Thunder oak gouda, toasted seeds and roasted tomato vinaigrette. The salad was very pretty with many components. Sadly, I didn't get to try any, but Mona enjoyed it.
|After the impressive appetizers, we all had high expectations for the mains. Thankfully, they did not disappoint. We all experienced serious dish-envy when Sandy's entrée arrived- tree syrup glazed beef short rib with creamy Alliston spuds, green beans and crispy onions. After sampling the short ribs and a piece of those addictive onion rings, I immediately regretted my choice of entrée. The short ribs were beautifully caramelized and slicked with the most amazingly delectable tree-syrup glaze. The meat was fall-off-the-bone tender but not to the point of disintegration, so it was still toothsome enough to retain its integrity. And if this ginormous portion of meat didn't fill you up, that creamy mashed potato certainly would! This was indisputably the standout dish of the entire meal.|