July 9: Jump ★★★★
Jump is the rebellious and often misbehaving teenager of the O&B family; it mixes and matches flavors and ingredients, often from contrasting culinary backgrounds. However, Jump settled down for Summerlicious with a line of fresh, light and summery dishes perfect for waking you up on a Monday lunch. Both the appetizer and main looked like the same dish: a mayo on seafood on a salad. But they were both resoundingly refreshing, especially the perfectly cooked salmon. I took a gamble with the dessert and did not quite like passion fruit in Panna Cotta (I couldn’t help but wonder if artificial flavoring was being used, having been served an equally unappetizing bubble tea last night). Yet the opposing dessert (the chocolate mousse) was again, light, refreshing and chocolaty. Finally, kudos to the speedy service and getting me out in 40 minutes, which typically beats a FoodIQ run.
Canadian Rock Crab & Corn Cake
daikon and summer beet slaw, lime and wild leek aioli
Grilled Thai Spiced Salmon
bean sprout, carrot, bok choy, red cabbage, coriander, nam prik dressing, Thai basil and yuzu mayo
Passion Fruit Panna Cotta
Ontario wild blueberry sauce and Chantilly cream