FOODIE FRIDAY: The Good Son #ZomatoMeetup

Welcome back to Foodie Fridays! This post a little late because I am actually writing this in real time without scheduling it (I like to think of that as spontaneity and not laziness), and I haven’t been feeling well today, so my schedule is a bit off. I blame the -12c weather.

Today I am going to talk to you about the amazing meal that Zomato invited me to at The Good Son last week.

The ambiance of the restaurant feels high end but homey. It’s very cozy in a way, but you can feel all of the servers and staff buzzing around behind you. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of the interior because I forgot to out of pure excitement. Here is a link to The Good Son on Zomato though, and there are some great pictures of their interior on there. It has a very interesting and busy decor that keeps your eyes moving throughout the restaurant. I especially love the open concept kitchen where you can see, smell, and hear everything that’s going on behind the scenes. Watching people work away in the kitchen is my favorite part of eating at restaurants. I always love to see how everyone works at places like these.

The head chef is Vittorio Colaciti who has recently competed on Top Chef Canada and finished in 4th place. I unfortunately haven’t watched Top Chef Canada, but from what I’ve heard through the grapevine, eliminating him was a big mistake and people were expecting him to take it all. After eating at The Good Son, I see why.

When I got to the restaurant, I was greeted with a delicious mug of mulled wine and a peek at the menu. The menu showcased seven courses of creative dishes. I won’t go through each individual dish, but the menu that we were given was similar to a six course tasting menu that they offer with the Jerk Shrimp and Digby Scallop coming from the a la carte menu.

Live vicariously through my pictures of these incredible dishes. The quality of these photos aren’t as good as my other photos because these were taken with my Galaxy S5; I had to come to the meetup straight from work so I didn’t have any room for my Sony NEX camera. I did edit them for lighting though, so I hope you will enjoy them.

The dessert on the menu wasn’t what we were served. Instead, we were served two other dishes–one of a roasted pear (the most unique and delicious dessert I’ve ever had) and one of this red velvet cake with meringues and mousse that was to die for.

Not only was the food unbelievable, the service was great and everyone was very attentive and friendly.

By the end of the night, I was so full that I didn’t know if I could make it home. No worries though. I got home safely and my stomach didn’t explode. The night was one of the most fun nights I’ve had here in Toronto, and it was definitely the best meal I’ve had ever. I’m already trying to plan a night with some friends to go out for dinner there again.

Have you ever eaten at The Good Son? What are your current favorite restaurants either in Toronto or outside Toronto?