Sunday, July 28, 2013

Annona at The Park Hyatt

4 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON

The last time I visited Annona was probably around 4 years ago with my family for Summerlicious, I really enjoyed the food at the time so I figured I would take them back to Annona this year. For their summerlicious menu they were serving up $20 lunches and $35 dinners.
We started off with a plate of bread, mix grain flat bread and feta & olive bread served with olive oil.

It took a while for the food to arrive so we just nibbled on the bread till it was all gone, My favourite was the olive and feta bread!

I started off with the Charred Cream of Corn Soup served with Crème Fraiche, Sweet Corn and Pepper Salsa Lemon Oil. For some reason I thought the soup was going to be served chilled so needless to say I was taken back when I shoved a spoonful of hot soup into my mouth. Full of corn flavour, it was light and delicate.

Everyone else at the table got the Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Chipotle Cilantro Vinaigrette, Avocado Salsa Mango & Cucumber Slaw. I had a bite of my mom's shrimp and it was sweet and sour and the shrimp was plump and perfectly cooked.

Half the table got the Grilled 8oz Angus Ribeye Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, Merlot Demi-glace, Crispy Smashed Red Skin Potatoes, Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms, Roasted Pearl Onions Steamed Asparagus. The steak was tender and cooked nicely, my dad is incredibly picky and not a lot of things impress him but he was pretty impressed with Annona's steak.

My sister and I got the Seared Halibut with Dungeness Crab Crust with Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime & Coconut Sauce, Fried New Potatoes, Sautéed Kale, Steamed Baby Beets & Fava Beans. I really enjoyed my entree. The thai flavours in the sauce were really light and refreshing. I didn't think there was going to be so much crab either, I would definitely order this again.

For our desserts you had a choice of two; Raspberry Lemon Tart Fresh Raspberries or Frozen Apricot White Chocolate Parfait Grilled Apricot or Sorbet of the day served with Shortbread or Mini Warm Molten Chocolate Lava Cake.

This is the Raspberry Lemon Tart with Fresh Raspberries, Lemon Curd, Whipped Cream, Mint Chiffonade & Red Berry Coulis and the sorbet of the day was mango.

Chris got two Mini Warm Molten Chocolate Lava Cake served with Caramelized Hazelnut Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Sauce.

Overall the meal was good and definitely worth $35. The service was slow and the food took longer to come out then expected, through the night we only had one hiccup and it was about the dessert but nothing major. The servers were attentive and the food was above average for the price we paid.

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