Madame Marie’s Weekly Roundup: Toronto’s Best Takeout, Delivery and Dining During COVID-19 – March 5, 2021
If you’re looking for the best takeout in and around Toronto, you’ve come to the right place!
Here are this week’s takeout and delivery picks – just in time for the weekend!
Restaurant Pearl Morissette
3953 Jordan Road, Jordan Station
When only the finest gastronomic experiences will do – even in the midst of a pandemic – look no further than Restaurant Pearl Morissette in Jordan Station, Ontario – a stone’s throw from Toronto. Helmed by Ontario-bred chefs, Daniel Hadida and Eric Robertson, this stunning restaurant and winery is a destination like no other. Both the ambiance as well as the food strike a balance between refined and down-to-earth with its seasonal, omakase-style chef’s tasting menus made with local ingredients. Come summertime, you can sip, swirl and savour under the stars and frolic through the vineyards. Until then, delight in the Discovery Experience, a unique takeout subscription for two with a rare bottle of Pearl Morissette wine, curated to complement the food. Remaining true to Restaurant Pearl Morissette’s style, diners go in blind, resulting in a truly immersive experience for the senses. Recent highlights included roasted beets served with preserved plums and yogurt, confit sweet potato with lobster butter, hearty lamb stew and black koji tart. In case you needed further proof that Restaurant Pearl Morissette reigns supreme, order a bottle of 2017 Cuvée Madeline Cabernet Franc to round out your meal. Consider yourself lucky if you can get your hands on it!
Emily Rose Café
721 Palmerston Avenue
Having only opened in February, Emily Rose Café in Seaton Village might just be Toronto’s new destination for irresistible baked goods that evoke childhood nostalgia. The shop’s owner, Alessia Peluso, used to bake at the Liberty Village restaurant, School. Having tweaked and refined her recipes throughout the years, she now offers a tempting spread of baked-daily goods that disappear almost instantly. Think: cheddar and chive biscuits, blueberry white chocolate scones, mini bundt cakes drizzled with dulce de leche, and monstrous cookies bursting with gooey chocolate chunks. While the baked goods are the highlight of this darling café, a variety of espresso-based drinks (made with Rufino coffee), Honest Leaf teas and specialty drinks, such as a lavender latte, are on the menu. From its name alone, the space conjures up a mental image of what you’d expect – wicker chairs, knick knacks intricately arranged on the shelves, plants dangling in macramé hangers, and a display of Peluso’s preserved goods for sale (quince jam, anyone?).
1288 Dundas Street West
Roman cuisine is the focus at this Dundas West mainstay, which means the menu is full of homemade pastas, such as Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe, l’Amatriciana and Carbonara, as well as Italian wines that are rarely available elsewhere. In pre-pandemic times, this recently renovated space was constantly packed with carb-eating guests. Its warm and homey vibe made it ideal for a date night or evening out with friends. Toronto can now delight in Enoteca Sociale’s full takeout menu, as well as a four-course prix fixe menu “per due”, curated by Chef Kyle Rininella. Rininella takes his culinary inspiration from Rome, remaining as true to the traditional culinary practices as possible. For $66, the prix fixe menu includes marinated olives, irresistible arancini, three generous pasta dishes to share, and cannoli for a sweeter than sweet ending.
Mme. M. xoxo
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Operations are subject to change during this crisis so please contact each restaurant for the most up-to-date information.