Monday, May 28, 2012

Splendido Tasting II

My Splendido Tasting I in April wasn't complete; I missed several courses at the beginning =( In all seriousness, I have been itching to go back to Splendido ever since that night. I needed to go back for a full, complete tasting 'cause not only is it not right doing things half-ass, I also don't believe in experiencing anything half-ass. Am I anal? Maybe. Maybe not.

I was actually at Splendido for Mother's Day brunch before this tasting. It was fantastic and both my parents and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn't take any pictures of the brunch because I really just wanted to relax and spend some quality time with my parents (without any interruptions).

A week later I was back to Splendido for Tasting II which comprised of 17 courses. Hope you will enjoy the food porn =D

Georgetown Storm

Beet Juice Champagne and Horseradish

Australian Blue Fin O-Toro

Spot Prawn

Princess Bay Scallop

Fried Egg Cream

Foie Gras Snow & Ontario Strawberries

Smoked Rocky Point Oyster & Acadian Caviar

Chilled English Pea Soup, Nova Scotia Lobster Salad

Janssen Farms White Asparagus & Morels

Porcini & Asparagus

Chesapeake Soft Shell Crab, Romesco

Rabbit & Carrots

Smoked Pork Dumpling, Ham & Cheese

Suckling Pig, Peas, Radish, Maitake, Gribiche

Duck Wing & Lindenhoff

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Mint Chocolate Chip

Once again, I was blown away. So happy to have the opportunity to experience the full tasting menu at Splendido the second time around (also delighted about the fact that none of the plates were repeated except for the fried egg cream...which I absolutely love anyway). Courses that stood out for me that evening were the Princess Bay Scallops, the Smoked Rocky Point Oyster & Acadian Caviar (to-die-for...please keep it on the menu!) and the suckling pig. A well-balanced tasting menu with light and fresh seafood plates to start and ending with decadent and savoury proteins at the end. Perfect.

Next up at Splendidoà la carte (the weekend after)!

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