July 14th, 2013

Ladies Who Lunch (at Toula)

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Every year in July, some of Toronto’s top restaurants open their doors for Summerlicious, a culinary festival of fabulous three-course prix fixe menus at reduced price points.

It’s a great opportunity to enjoy fine dining and taste new dishes, so we try to take advantage every summer.

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This year the five of us made lunch reservations at Toula, a restaurant with a killer view perched high atop a hotel, overlooking the waterfront.

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That’s me! I’m wearing a sleeveless coral peplum top with a black bandage skirt, black heels, gold statement necklace, and bright coral sunnies, in case you were wondering. ;)

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None of my photos of the view really do it justice, but it was beautiful: the waves glittering in the sunlight as yachts and sailboats gently cruised by.

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We were all pretty excited when the appetizers arrived. The salads were gorgeously plated, but I ordered the gazpacho soup instead.

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It was delicious. Chilled gazpacho is the perfect antidote to a hot summer’s day, because it’s cool and refreshing. Wendy had the same!

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For my entrée, I had the black truffle stuffed cornish hen. Need I say more?

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As a group we were split: half of us went with the cornish hen, and the rest the Mediterranean pan-seared sea bass.

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They were both incredible, but I was happy with my choice. I’ve been eating so much fish lately, it was nice to have a change of pace.

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Without any further ado, we all happily tucked in.

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For dessert, I had their “special tiramisu”. Definitely the highlight of the meal: soft, creamy, and luscious. Very special indeed!

After that luxurious meal, we all enjoyed the sunshine by taking a stroll down the boardwalk. Walk it off, ladies.

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A delicious day, in every sense of the word. xx

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