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Tasting East Thirty-Six's Fall/Winter Cocktail Menu

Located in the vibrant St. Lawrence Market district is the 1920's style bar East Thirty-Six. East Thirty-Six is a restaurant and cocktail bar focusing on house-made ingredients for craft cocktails and a gourmet menu of shareable dishes. Co-owner and Mixologist, Julien Salomone, brings several years' experience to the beverage program by "infusing syrups, tinctures and liquors in-house to heighten the stunning array of cocktails."

Here you will find an extensive list of seasonal cocktails like the Island Delight, Rouge Passion, and Le Caterina. Check out their list of cocktails here.


A couple of weeks back, we had the pleasure of attending the fall/winter tasting at East Thirty-Six. That evening, guests got to try four new cocktails from their fall/winter drinks menu: 

The St-Germain - Beefeater gin, st-germain elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, syrup, and cava


Apothecary - Hayman's london dry, Hayman's sloe gin, tonic syrup, lemon juice, rosemary tincture, and perrier


Nutcracker - Lot 40 rye, drambuie, house spiced rum, walnut bitters, and black cardamom


Night Capp - coffee vanilla infused bourbon, macadamia nut syrup, and espresso


East Thirty-Six is an intricately designed and sophisticated space inspired by the Old Hollywood vibe, It's rather reminiscent of a 1920s era bar with dark furnishing, marble bar, and steel light fixtures. Patrons are greeted by a large bar space where they are welcome to enjoy an array of craft cocktails by Julien Salomone. Compliment your craft cocktail with an assortment of sharing plates from East Thirty-Six's gourmet menu of shareable dishes like the octopus, Humboldt squid, Berkshire pork belly, or a platter of oysters.





East Thirty-Six is an ideal spot for a social gathering, intimate dinners, or after work events. Many of the shareable-plated dishes are perfectly paired by the cocktails and wine accompaniment. So, it's an especially good place for group gatherings, as you can try a variety of dishes. East Thirty-Six is open daily (4 pm to 2 am), and serving food from 5 pm to 1 am (Monday to Sunday). 



Address: 36 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C9

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Entice Culinary Lounge

Entice Culinary Lounge is a new upscale bistro that opened earlier last month on Queen and Ossington. The bistro aims to offer "a globally-inspired menu" with their plentiful offerings. Entering the space, Entice Culinary Lounge's interior looks very modern and sleek with its contemporary design. I was personally enthralled by the bar counter top, as flat screens have been retrofitted to play classic silent movies on a loop. It adds quite the touch to the overall look of the bistro.  

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The menu is headed by Executive Chef Ryan Wilson-Lall who has created a very diverse menu including items such as mushroom moccachino, k-beef ribs, whipped porcini egg white, sour cherry duck breast, and butternut squash gnocchi. Wilson-Lall draws inspiration from Toronto's diverse culture, and uses a selection of fresh seasonal ingredients to create Entice Culinary Lounge's menu. Looking at their menu, I can see that they offer a wide selection of dishes that would satisfy various people's tastes. Overall, Entice Culinary Lounge doesn't adhere to one particular cuisine, but rather is a conglomerate of a global fusion of flavors which is a welcome feat. Entice Culinary Lounge is open for dinner Tues-Wed from 5 pm to 12 am, and Thurs-Sat from 5 pm to 2 am. They also offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:30 am.

I had the opportunity to attend their launch party a couple of weeks ago, where guests were treated to signature cocktails, and passed canapes that showcases what the bistro has to offer.

The Carbonara Raviolo - bacon, cremini, whipped porcini egg white, crispy basil, pecorino cheese, roasted garlic mascarpone filling is Entice's signature dish, and perfectly creamy.

 

 There were some unexpected takes on familiar dishes such as this Smoked Fish & Chips - mahi mahi, caper raisin remoulade, shaved jalapeno, crispy tortilla on the appetizer menu. The addition of the jalapeno provided a more complex flavor of sweet and spicy.



Sea Salt Crusted Lamb Shoulder - roasted tri-colour carrots, curry leaves & cauliflower ‘couscous’

 

 The robustly spiced K-Beef Ribs - apple, house made spicy kimchi, was my favorite out of all of the passed canapés that I sampled. The beef ribs was tender and the house made spicy kimchi added a whole lot of flavor to the dish.



The No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake - toasted walnuts, raspberry sorbet, definitely satisfied my sweet tooth. It had a well balanced-flavor, and you can't tell that it's flourless.

 

More Dishes from their Menu:

Mushroom Moccachino - wild mushroom espresso broth, shaved chocolate, sweetened froth


Mango & Papaya Salad - pomegranate seeds, avocado, jicama, zucchini, artisan greens, grilled clementine dressing


 Warm Scallop & Double Smoked Bacon Salad - pickled artichoke, shaved fennel, mache, lemon oil & aged balsamic


Spicy Ahi Tuna - pickled long radishes, sliced avocado, crispy mung bean noodles, mango salad, wasabi & yuzu tobiko


Sour Cherry Duck Breast - carrot purée, roasted parsnips, baby turnips, beet chips


Wild Boar Ragu - fresh house pasta, whipped sheep ricotta


 Entice Burger - spicy mustard & sharp cheddar spread, dill pickle, bacon lardons, fries or greens


Striploin - purple patatas bravas, asado mushrooms, collard greens


Tres Leche Waffles - Mexican chocolate wafer, strawberries, whip cream


Address: 1036 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H7

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnticeLounge
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/enticelounge
Website: http://enticelounge.com/

Disclaimer: The food provided in this post was complimentary. However, all of the opinions expressed in this review are of my own.

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