By Dana Mattar, WPICC.
Last week we were invited to Toronto Wedding and Corporate Event Venue , Scarpetta Restaurant at the Thompson Hotel, for a tasting of their delicious food and tourthe space for our wedding and corporate event clients.
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, this Italian restaurant, which first opened in Manhattan, has topped various “Best New Restaurants” lists. After tasting the food there, this is not surprising at all! Scott Conant, who is the Executive Chef of all Scarpetta Restaurants, runs and overseas the Toronto branch.
Upon our arrival at Scarpetta, we were greeted with a glass of Champagne. Different breads, along with different dips, were then brought to the table. The three dips were butter and Marscapone cheese, citrus olive oil, and eggplant and tomato. For the main courses, our waitress put together a tasting menu of the most popular dishes from the menu so we could get the chance to sample a selection of their top menu items.
After they cleared away the bread, appetizer plates paired with a glass of Feudi Di San Gregorio 2010 followed. This white wine has a rare Italian grape that you will not find anywhere else except in a small region of Italy.
For the appetizers, we had Crispy Vegetables, Burrata Salad, Braised Short Ribs of Beef over seasonal vegetables and risotto, and Creamy Polenta with shallots, mushrooms & truffle, and chicken stock. Every appetizer we tried was absolutely delicious!
For our first main course, we had Duck & Foie Gras Ravioli, and one of their signature dishes, the Spaghetti with tomato and basil paired with a glass of Brecciarolo along with the Spiced Duck Breast paired with a gorgeous red wine by Gigi Rono – Barbera D’Alba 2009. By this time, we were absolutely stuffed, but everything was so good we had to keep going!
After a few minutes of digesting, it was time for dessert. We had a glass of Trockenbeerenauslese (or TBA for short), a German dessert wine with a sweet fruity and honey taste. Dessert was absolutely divine. We had the Chocolate flourless cake with burned orange gelato, the Caramel with whipped cream and salted peanut butter waffles, and the Petite Forest Platter.
Various events can be held at the Scarpetta Toronto, from Corporate events, to Rehearsal Dinners, to Private Parties. The capacity of this restaurant is 120 people total with an additional private party room that seats up to 20 people. The uplighting of the restaurant can be changed to the colour of your choice to suit your event theme colours or company colours.
We did not have a single complaint about the food, the service or the ambiance. Everything was absolutely fantastic.
A huge thanks to the Manager, Robert Faichney, Chef Michael Hunter, and the unbelievable wait staff who were nothing less that amazing.
For more information regarding booking Scarpetta for your next event please contact Fusion Events and we’d be happy to help you out