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.
Presented in a small wooden box with dovetail joinery, the shot was packed in mini ice pellets.
Stir before eating / drinking.
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.
The empty serving dishes from the short ribs are still in view.
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!