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
Beet Juice Champagne and Horseradish
Australian Blue Fin O-Toro
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 Splendido: à la carte (the weekend after)!