Harbour60 … ridiculously big beignets

When I visited: March 2018

Location: Toronto

Rating in the Michelin Guide: Not rated in the Guide

Dining Owl Hoot rating: 3/5

What to wear: Men – jeans or nice trousers and a shirt; women – jeans and a smart top or a smart dress

Ambience: Intimate, dark

Course of the meal: Beignets (or the tequila lol)

If I could change one thing: Smaller portions FFS

Review:

Despite the fact this is only a 3-hoot review, I kind of loved my experience at Harbour60. The ’90s clubland music … the heavy Shiraz (Australian) red wine, the succulent 10oz filet mignons …

However, there is one big gripe with this restaurant, and that is that the portions, including standard ‘sides’ like fries and mushrooms, are so enormous that most of the guests were leaving with takeaway bags. Maybe that’s OK if that’s what you want, but personally I don’t like it when I’m enjoying my food but it’s too big to finish – it’s like my mouth wants to carry on but my stomach says no (!).

The desserts in particular were ridiculously big – a coconut cheesecake the size of most people’s heads, and apple beignets (pictured) – I might have expected 2 or 3 but not TEN BEIGNETS with cream and creme anglaise, even if they were amazing.

We also sampled a big glass (thankfully, shared) of Casamigos Blanco tequila, having been seduced by George Clooney’s association with it. Actually, it was probably the best tequila I’ve had and didn’t have much afterburn, but it might be to blame for the fact that I wasn’t too well later that evening … if nothing else, I’m going to have that tequila again though.

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