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When I opened Messis twelve years ago, I wanted to create the kind of restaurant that I eat at in Europe - accessible to everybody - yet I wanted to be fine dining. I worked many years in exclusive re Go to full description...
Messis, Toronto Reviews (3)
Dinner was held at Messis, a wonderful little restaurant located on Harbord and Spadina, that serves up a bevy of fusion dishes. The restaurant was small and very cozy. Our group's tables probably took up a third of the restaurant. Music played in the background just at the right level that you could have conversations with the people around you. The staff were very welcoming and our server was very knowledgable, from the wine list to the last minute changes on the dessert menu.
I started off with a glass of Shiraz as I waited on appetizer and main course.
For the appetizer I went with the "Grilled soya-orange marinated calamari with shiitake mushrooms, green onions, red peppers and toasted cashews in a Chinese citrus sweet and sour broth" - seriously, that's what's on the menu and it came in a large dish! The description did not disappoint. Simply delicious - the citrus sweet and sour broth mixture played on my tongue and the calamari was cooked just at the right tenderness.
I love my pasta so for the main course I chose "Fusilli with smoked chicken, roasted sweet onions, red peppers and garlic in parsley, chipotle olive oil sauce garnished with parmesan cheese". Fusilli is probably the best pasta because it captures and holds within its folds all the flavours. The roasted sweet onions and red pepper sweeten up this dish, but be careful - the spicy sauce gives a kick to it! I wished there was more, but I had to make room for dessert, which was...
The "Nectarine strawberry, apple crumble with Tahitian vanilla ice cream". Apple crumble - nothing really special, right? I agree. It's the ice cream that gives it the umph! Put that on top of the chunks of apple, strawberry and the sweet crumble and it's almost "to die for". I would have had the ice cream alone, velvety as it melted in your mouth... yum! But the next time I would try the "Grand Marnier chocolate mousse cake with raspberry ice" - absolutely awesome. The mousse is a rich chocolate and really brings out the raspberry flavour, and there's Grand Marnier to boot!
The best part, this was well under $50 - unbelievable! Awesome choice of venue, sweetpea.n49.ca! Say thanks to Brian...
Looks like you had an absolute riot!
service was fast and prices were moderate. We will certainly
visit there soon again. Norbert