I live In Toronto and eat out all the time. My girlfriend and I enjoy eating at different restaurants in the city once or twice a month. And after years of eating and trying new places this place just rocketed to the top of my list! FOODIES LISTEN UP THIS IS GOOD STUFF.
Girlfriend wanted to take me here for my birthday and its Game 6 at Halftime Raptors are down and she has reservations for 9:30pm FAK! Please don't take me to a pretentious place over priced and tasteless that we leave hungry from Please! Oh well No big deal I can put the game on my phone!
The Staff are really happy and in a great mood.
We had the chefs menu. Modestly priced at $60 each and then the magic began. We also had a couple of pinot noir that complemented the meal perfectly.
An amuse-bouche came out and startled my palette I have no idea what was on that cracker but it was delicious.
then it started with THE CHOPPED SALAD,
vegetables, quinoa, jalapeno feta, harissa chickpeas These flavors these harmonized in your mouth. And it wasn't too much of anything and the perfect amount of everything. Wow that was a tasty start. Ok this isn't going to be so bad.
I believe they Brought out something baked and made of Ricotta Cheese that was so delicious that the score of the game wasn't bothering me at all.
After came out
steelhead trout, crème fraiche, sauerkraut, mustard seed, caraway
I the Mustard Seed was pickled and brought excitement to the Trout This was A hit.
At this point I turned my phone off and just was focused on how tasty everything was so far. So far this place has knocked the first two out of the park whats next....
gulf shrimp, XO sauce, black garlic, shitakes, ramps, puffed farro
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Another home run? how is this happening? this tasted better then the last thing they sent out. And it's not pretentious portions its just the right amount of food as there is still more to come. Wow at this point I'm just excited to see what is next.So just after that dish made me happy like Kevin Pillar climbing a wall to make a catch came the
mushrooms, portobello soil, pickled shimeji, walnut pesto
I start thinking these guys sold souls to get this good. How ? How? How could they put this food in this order so that you will always be tasting these flavors in layers. Everything and I mean Everything is so damb good wtf.
after which the chef sends out these crispy cheese covered goodness
scotch bonnet vinegar, cauliflower cheese, fried onion
And then Lamb done the way it should be
SPIDUCCI, lamb tenderloin, halloumi, labneh, pomegranate, pine nut gremolata
This Fusion was like a mix of Italy and Lebennon and Iran in every bite just marvelous. My Girlfriend and I are just in Awe truly unexpected greatness And the knock out punch came
yellow fin tuna, calamari, mango jicama slaw, smoked peanuts
And then they finished it off with a beautiful and very tasty dessert
cornflake ice cream, malt chocolate, clusters, malt pudding
JEEBUZZ Who? how? what? why? when? as in
WHO ARE THESE AMAZING PEOPLE?
HOW IS IT WE DID WE NOT COME HERE BEFORE?
WHAT JUST HAPPENED? DID WE JUST EAT HERE?
WHY WERE WE LATE TO THE RASA EXISTENCE?
WHEN ARE WE COMING BACK?
I am now looking forward to finding any reason to eat here!
I now know why the staff is so happy.. NO ONE IS LEAVING DISAPPOINTED that would mean no complaints about the food the price and great tips. Hats off to you people at Rasa this place is going to be around for a very long time! Thank you for that experience!
If any of you want to know where it is here it is. Website is here www.rasabar.ca