TEXT BY MARLON MORENO, IMAGES BY DI MORA
On a crispy Torontonian fall morning, we visited C5 http://www.c5restaurant.ca/ located at the ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM. 100 Queen’s Park.
The ROM restaurants entrance is located on the west side of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. The lounge is the most ultra chic lounge of the city: Soft leather seats, original art creations that give a touch to the place for the perfect yet intimate for social gatherings.
The number of crystals give way to sunshine and an spectacular view of the city of Toronto. If you are lucky, you can catch a glimpse of the financial district and the CN Tower
The waiters are dressed in black pants, blue shirts and white aprons. You would think that instead of waiters, they are flight attendants for a private airline. Attention to detail is essential: glasses lined-up, well-polished cutlery and plates that are in total harmony with the rest of the table.
Amongst dinosaurs, precious stones and under the dome of the splendid mosaic ROM, C5 restaurant offers a gastronomic dining experience for the bon vivant.
Smoked Salmon, olive oil, carrot and mirepoix cress. No longer available on the menu
Cumbrae Farms Aged Rib Eye – On the new menu, it is served with
Shallot Tart, Zucchini, Pickled Button Mushrooms, Bordelaise Sauce
Cookstown Heirloom Beet Salad
With Swiss Chard, Niagara Riesling Vinaigrette And Bleu De Benedictine Cheese
Executive Chef Ted Corrado at 34, he is considered one of the top chefs in the city of Toronto. A graduate from the George Brown Culinary Program, Chef Corrado’s philosopy is to “think globally and eat locally”. His priority is to serve the best of the best when it comes to organic products, sourcing ingredients from local farmers like Cumbrae and wines from the Niagara and Prince Edward County.