Bent – Susur Lee’s newest “boutique” restaurant

Dinner at Bent

In the Susur Lee family of restaurants, Bent, located at 777 Dundas Street West at Markham Street in Toronto, is Lee’s newest “boutique” restaurant representing a slightly new direction. His sons have joined the management team.

The occasion was a friend’s 40th birthday and dinner was a set menu of flavourful selections that really did tickle the tastebuds. Every mouthful was an experience unto itself. The presentation was impeccable and the staff were attentive and knowledgable about the menu.

Dinner at Bent - Oyster Saki Shot The starter was a fusion of cocktail and appetizer… The Oyster Saki Shot

Presented in a small wooden box with dovetail joinery, the shot was packed in mini ice pellets.

Stir before eating / drinking.

Very tasty.

We then moved on to a serving of black pepper salmon and two very different ceviches, the first a spicy Peruvian and the second an Octopus with corn salsa. So tantalizing that I forgot to snap a few pics.

So caught up in the food experience thus far, I also did not manage a pic of the scallop or the Braised Short Ribs that followed.

Dinner at Bent - Rack of LambI did manage to regain my focus through some really good conversation and snap a pic of the Rack of Lamb.

The empty serving dishes from the short ribs are still in view.

Still very tasty, I think I enjoyed the short ribs more.
Dinner at Bent - Dessert


Finally, dessert was an interesting combination of flavours of chocolate and hazelnut. Rather than go for the spoon, part of the experience is eating it in one shot.



Overall, a very enjoyable evening. The food was amazing and being part of the special occasion with some new-found friends made it that much more enjoyable. A definite must for a return visit. Thanks for inviting us Mike!

Happy Birthday Katie!Dinner at Bent - Dessert


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