Spadina Ave. 3rd Floor
Alo opened during the summer and it's been the talk of the town, this little restaurant is right at the corner of Spadina & Queen on the third floor. The restaurant is mainly a multi course tasting menu. The menu consists of 5 courses with two options to pick from, $89. You can also have a seat at the chef's rail where you can watch the chefs prepare each course, this menu consists of about 20 tasting bites all chosen by the chef, $100.
Hamachi Loin & Belly
Foie Gras Torchon
Peau de Lait
Carolina Gold Rice
Duclair Duck Breast
Yorkshire Rack of Pork
Cheese Course, +$15
Cannele & Choux
I had the pleasure in grabbing in a seat at the chef's rail. I was blown away with every single bite they presented in front of me. My favourites were the Hamachi, Corn with corn sobet, Peau de Lait, Egg with corn, and the Pork.
The hamachi was sandwiched in between two thin pieces of bread which was reminiscent of incredibly crisp skin. The corn dishes were packed with so much corn flavour, and since corn is my one of my favourite vegetables I was in corn heaven. The Peau de Lait had the core flavours of lasagna, so rich and creamy but the tomato cut through the fattiness of the milk.
I've never had such perfectly cooked pork.
After every dish I was left wanting more and more, I could've eaten 5 plates of each dish. Everything was beautifully presented, so much detail and care was put into each plate.
The service at Alo was very attentive, they had shawls for chilly guests, purse hooks, and everyone tried to create the best experience for each guest.