March brings some tasty restaurant options and a big reason to celebrate all things green – St. Patricks Day! If you live in Toronto or will be visiting during this festive day, we’ve found some great restaurant picks that will have you and your friends channelling their inner leprechaun. March 17 is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to take a bite out of these delicious dishes:
Celebrating the luckiest day of the year at a sushi restaurant may seem unconventional, but for their Green Tea Opera Cake, we’ll make an exception! This seven layer dessert takes a whopping three days to make; it contains matcha ice cream, hazelnut wafers, green tea génoise and dark chocolate ganache. If that isn’t enough to make your shamrock shake, then we don’t know what is.
Green Tea Opera Cake – Miku Toronto
Go green by visiting Calii Love and trying one of their green smoothie bowls. It’s a great way to supercharge your day and keep your energy up for all your St. Patty’s activities. Opt for a spinach and kale base with mango, banana, oat mylk and avocado with fresh toppings like strawberries, blueberries, coconut flakes and chia seeds.
Smoothie Bowl – Calii Love
A classic pub-style restaurant with an in-house brewery and a fiercely local menu. To celebrate the luck of the Irish, guests are invited to pop by to catch the rugby game with the Toronto Wolfpack versus the Batley Bulldogs! Represent your city and show your Wolfpack pride by watching the game while chowing down on a Shepherd’s Pie from their extensive menu. Braised lamb, seasoned vegetables topped with whipped potato makes for a traditional dish that’s a perfect fit for St. Patrick’s Day.
If you see a rainbow at TORA you’ll probably find a bowl of Wa Parfait at the end of it. This dessert is a combination of matcha ice cream, Castella (sponge cakes) Adzuki beans, Shiratama (rice flour balls) and golden cornflakes. It’s a continuous wave of new textures and flavours that intrigue your palate and will leave you wanting seconds.
Wa Parfait – TORA