What's Cooking In Mildred's Kitchen?
There are three major things you need to know about me and my family: 1) we love travelling, 2) we love eating, and 3) we love eating while travelling. Exploring and new experiences are what we enjoy doing together. Some weeks ago, when I was visiting Toronto, my parents took me to a cozy restaurant at Liberty Village, called Mildred's Temple Kitchen. As soon as I walked in, I felt the industrial vibes akin to the rest of the area, as well as a sense of warmth. Like Café Belong in a previous post, the restaurants ingredients are locally sourced and seasonal, providing a fresh dining experience. Healthy choices = a happy me!
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I always get so excited (and indecisive) when I look at menus. But first things first: drinks: my dad tried Beau's Lugtread Beer per my suggestion, my mom had a chamomile tea (she likes being really healthy), and I selected the GINger Fizz, which was basically ginger beer + alcohol. As for the meals, keeping to her healthy eating, my mom chose the Roasted Beet Salad with a side of sweet potato mash, my dad enjoyed a Pan Seared Pacific Cod, and I cleared a plate of the Roast Chicken Biryani. Everything was very delicious, but I especially LOVED the Milk & Honey Semifreddo - so very light, and the contrast of the sweetness of the semifreddo with the pomegranate molasses sauce was perfection. Our second selection of sweets, the Venus Bar, did not disappoint either - it was so rich in chocolate, and the salted peanut nougat added a nice kick to it. I very much enjoyed my dinner here.
Beau's Lugtread Beer
Chamomile Flower Tea
GINger Fizz (Bombay Sapphire gin, mint, ginger beer and lemon)
Roasted Beet Salad
Served with Monforte chèvre & spiced pecans, topped with baby arugula & drizzled with yuzu dressing
Mash of sweet potato finished with maple syrup
Pan Seared Pacific Cod
With a succotash of shell bean, edamame and smoked bacon
Roast Chicken Biryani
Segar’s adaptation of this dish of kings was inspired by fragrant notes of clove, cardamom & roasted onion sauce, served with basmati rice pilau, honey yogurt & house made pear chutney
Venus Bar - layers of dark chocolate marquis, whipped ganache, caramel, salted peanut nougat & toasted banana marshmallow
Milk & Honey Semifreddo - with pistachio crumble & pomegranate molasses
I'm looking at the pictures right now, and I just want to eat it all again, it was that good! OH, one more thing, before I leave you yearning for this food: I found it really neat that their washroom "music" was the pre-flight message from Air Canada, as well as various airport noise, such as travellers' hustle and bustle, and staff speaking on the PA system. I managed to record a snippet of it here.
All in all, it was a fantastic dining experience - definitely worth the travel.