Food Review: Restaurant Weeks At Sul Verde

January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman]

After dining at Tempest Bistro and The Loren, I wanted to hop out of the $52 category to see what there was to sample in the $42 category.

Sul Verde [Menu PDF] was my pick because it’s close to home, I love it there and I was in the mood for Italian.

I decided to eat there on Sunday night, thinking it wouldn’t be too busy. It was but the service was great as usual.

When I arrived, I ordered a glass of Montepulciano, an Italian red I always drink there and dove into the incredible bread basket.

For my starter, I went with Tuna Crudo. It was light, refreshing and full of flavor. There was a fennel arugula salad on top and fried capers scattered on top of the fish. I haven’t had crudo in quite some time and this was excellent.

For the main, I chose risotto because Italian restaurants seem to always make a good risotto. It was pumpkin risotto with spiced shrimp and fried leeks. I nicely asked for fish instead of shrimp since I don’t really eat shrimp and the chef obliged!

The dish was incredible – the risotto was incredibly creamy and well seasoned. The pumpkin added depth of flavour while the leeks added nice texture. This risotto is exactly what I want when I order risotto – a bowl full of comforting yum!

Even though I was a bit full, I had to try dessert. I ordered the Chocolate Almond Cake with cinnamon ice cream. The cake had an intense but not overpowering chocolate flavour and was incredibly rich.

The cinnamon ice cream was a nice contrast from the deep, dark chocolate. If you’re a chocolate love like me, you would’ve loved it. This has been my favorite dessert so far.

Overall, the meal and service were excellent. I would go back just to order a bowl of that risotto. Maybe I can pull a string or two to make it happen.

Next up – Marcus’, probably my favorite restaurant right now. Hopefully Chef Danai wows me!

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This year’s Restaurant Weeks is running from January 17 to February 3, with 49 participating restaurants. The three levels of pricing for dinner are $32, $42 and $52, and lunch is also being offered for $22. You can view all our coverage of Restaurant Weeks here, the full list of menus here, and all coverage of cuisine here.

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