Aug 22: Woods ★★★
The uncanny twig-filled abode of Colborne Lane ★★★★★ (which closed soon after Randwalk gave it a 5-star review) returns ominously as Woods, where sparse patrons are spread out spaciously in the shrouded darkness. To start, as should any high-brow expense-account restaurant, foie gras is pompously advertised in both seared and pressed forms. It is a slice of heaven, at least according to one omnivorous yet liver-starved diner. Next, a thick, undulating slice of halloumi flavours a dry and tasteless bison patty. On a cutting board, wedges of perfectly crispy potato dip into homemade condiments. Finally, a freaky dessert (apparently one of the “Best in Toronto”) that has some shrivelled berry falling off of a dark chocolate tree. A sphere of black sesame ice cream is impaled by pointy cracker. The story-telling is great but the intrigue ends there.
FOIE GRAS AND DUCK TERRINE $18
BISON BURGER $20
6oz Alberta Bison burger, milk bun, frites, halloumi, bread and butter pickle, house condiments
BUCKTHORN PAVLOVA $11
Buckthorn curd, milk chocolate ganache, black sesame ice cream