Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1G4
My girlfriend and I recently went to The Art Gallery of Ontario for brunch and these are my thoughts on my experience. The space was massive and the tables had a good distance from one another, wine filled the walls making for a great conversation and also gave us something to look at and study. The service was quick and our serve was helpful but very respectful of our privacy and dining experience. The pricing was very fair and we really enjoyed the menu items that we chose to share.
The Art Gallery of Ontario Frank Restaurant is run by Executive Chef Renée Bellefeuille , she brings over 20 years of culinary experience. Bellefeuille has worked at The Drake Hotel, the Consulate General of France in Toronto, and alongside Jamie Kennedy, with whom she worked as Pastry Chef for five years. Bellefeuille is inspired by Indian, Sri Lankan, South American, Mexican, Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. Bellefeuille leads her team in combining global flavours and local ingredients to produce plates that are aesthetically satisfying and pleasing to all the senses.
My girlfriend and I had originally thought about the fix price brunch menu but when we saw how large and fresh the portions were we opted on sharing the following plates
cauliflower steak – vegan
warm date and quinoa salad, spicy cashew sour cream
pea shoots, pomegranate seeds
I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed the flavours of the vegan plate, the pomegranate seeds added a nice acidity to the spicy cashew sour cream, we loved the texture of the quinoa with the cashew and sprouts.
fresh baked pastries
fresh selection of house-baked pastries and scones, compound butter, jam
The fresh baked pastries were light, buttery and fresh, I really found the croissants to be super flakey and fresh but I was not impressed by the scones. I enjoy a dense scone and found my scone was a bit on the dry side, my friend however disagreed and really liked the scone. It is worth noting that not food was left on either plate.