Monday, May 14, 2012

Oro Restaurant

Oro Restaurant
45 Elm St Toronto, ON

My apologies for my lack of consistent posts the past month! I was in a little bit of a blogging funk but I'm back again after much nagging from a couple of friends (thanks).

I've been to Oro Restaurant once before and the food was delicious, Cherry took me here for my belated birthday dinner and I was quite happy about that. We came on a Saturday night and it wasn't as packed as I thought it was going to be.
They did a really good job on creating a warm atmosphere with brick walls, comfy chairs and dim lighting.

We started off with two appetizers to share.

Sweet Shrimp Ceviche, $13.95, Fresh citrus, serrano chili, green apple, radish and fennel. The shrimp were so good but we both felt that everything else was way to sour, to the point where it was kind of hard to eat. It was my first time ever having ceviche so I'm not sure if it was supposed to be that sour.

We also got the Grilled Octopus Salad, $14.95, Kalamata olives, roasted garlic, arugula, marinated red pepper, grainy mustard balsamic. The octopus was super tender but the salad was slightly over dressed and we both thought that was octopus salad from Fabbrica.

Cherry got the House Made Sausage Tagliatelle, $19.95, Nagano pork sausage, basil pesto, Unionville mushrooms. The pasta was earthy and filling, even though it looks like such a small portion. Also Cherry didn't complain and gobbled it all up so it was good! She probably just got it cause of the "Unionville mushrooms" (haha).

I opted to get the Ricotta Gnocchi,$19.95, Amatriciana, house made guancaile, basil and Grana Padano.

(sorry for the blurry picture)
The gnocchi was soft and melt-in-your-mouth good! The sauce had a little kick to it, which I absolutely loved. Oh! Did I mention the pieces of bacon? Fabulous. Everyone must try the gnocchi! And to think I was going to pick the Carbonara over the gnocchi, I'm so silly.

We were definitely too full to order dessert.
Super good meal, great company, and a very adventurous night after, what else could I ask for?   

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