By Amy Sanderson
Torontonicity was invited to attend a media party at Michael’s on Simcoe in Toronto on Oct. 30, 2013. Michael’s on Simcoe, formerly Monsoon’s, recently underwent a year-long renovation and the result is a gorgeous, elegant room with a modern cube and hanging lights creating a gentle glow.
Upon arriving at the party, we were greeted by a courteous hostess and a tray of sparkling champagne flutes courtesy of Moet and Chandon. Unfortunately a cacophony of loud music made conversation impossible.
We were served lovely little BLT hors d’oeuvres that were little, flavour-packed morsels.
Tuna tartare was served in a festive mini ice cream cone with a tangy, fresh, spicy aioli. Delicious. These appetizers were definitely my favourites. Katia, Michael’s daughter, advised me that the menu features chiefly steak, but also Italian and seafood selections. It’s definitely an upscale menu and you can find it on their website.
The calamari kebab included a tomato and a caper. This kebab had trouble staying on the plate, it was that popular.
The Mini chicken avocado Caesar burglet had a nice sesame toasty taste to it. Very satisfying.
Tasty meatballs in a bun had a zesty tomato sauce made with Italian spice and Parmesan.
Michael, the restaurant owner, was previously involved with Harbour 66 so he definitely knows his steak. Michael on Simcoe’s chef comes from Mistura.
I definitely recommend checking this new Toronto restaurant out for superb steak and seafood and a truly glamorous ambiance.