Another recent place that’s I’ve tried in Figo on Adelaide for brunch; and it really was a great start to a Sunday. Starting off with a warm welcome from the waiter and our coffee quickly arrived, very fresh as we browsed the menu (which that day happened to a price fixed menu that included three courses) which I decided to go with. As a vegetarian there were not many options, but the ones there were sounded tasty.
I started with their housemate granola with greek yogurt, fresh berries and honey. Fairly standard but a fair portion size for an appetizer and a fresh way to start my brunch. Very light, which was nice.
The main I chose was scrambled eggs with grand padano cheese on top of their fresh, housemate toast. The toast was perfectly made; really light and fluffy which is just how I like my toast. That came with a fresh green salad with a light vinaigrette and some sunflower seeds. Finished with wedged potatoes; salted with a touch of garlic. It was a large serving for me but delicious, no other seasoning needing to be added, which is a sign of a good cook!
For dessert, I hijacked my friend’s dessert who was full and I ended up eating two! (Poor me right?) On the top, we have a vanilla panna cotta with fresh berries, mint and jam. On the bottom there is vanilla ice cream topped with cold expresso. Both were to die for really! (But I am yet to find a dessert I really can’t stand)
I am not one to return to restaurants as there’s so many more to try in Toronto, but I will DEFINITELY be visiting Figo again.
I love food; whether it be cooking a classic for myself, something I found in a recipe book and am trying for the first time; but, sometimes I’m lazy, and would rather meet with a friend out somewhere high end where ‘tartar’ is definitely on the menu, or a dive bar where I can get a can of my favourite cider for $5 and our whole meal is under $20. I can do it all, that’s how far my love of food spreads.
I decided to start a little ‘blog’ if you will, to show off a bit more of my personality and to get a little deeper into my cooking skills and tastes. There is a warning with this blog, you will get hungry and possibly aroused by the way I speak about my personal favourite treats for my tongue. Go grab a snack, I’ll wait until you get back….ready? Great, let’s start into Chef Marilyn’s kitchen, I’ll spill some of my secret recipes for you and give you insight on where to find me munching down out on the town.