There are a few reasons to avoid hotel restaurants… sometimes, it’s just not worth the price.
I have been very occupied with work and school for the past few weeks, so I haven’t been going out much. Any plans to meet with friends or just days where I can get at least eight hours of sleep has been postponed until mid-December. However, my boyfriend came back home from Calgary on Thursday night, and missing him quite considerably, we had Friday date night at Toulà Restaurant & Bar, located in the 38th floor of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.
We started with the Salmone Affumicato Del Toula ($16), their in-house smoked wild salmon with Pantellria caper berries and red onion jam. It came with six thinly sliced smoked salmon, we enjoyed it, even if it was a tad bit salty.
For the main, boyfriend ordered the Filetto di maialino lardellato con Prosciutto Crudo e Salsa di fungi ($32), which is a pork filet wrapped in proscuitto and pan roasted, served with potatoes, seasonal vegetables and wild mushroom sauce. I ordered the Tagliata di Manzo Toscana ($38), the in-house aged stirling silver strip loin, grilled and served with arugula salad and mixed pepper sauce. It was cooked medium rare as requested, but the meat itself was not as tender.
While service was impeccable, it was slow, especially when the restaurant was practically empty on a Friday night. Food was expensive and sadly, not much to rave about.
Toulà Restaurant & Bar
1 Harbour Square, 38th Floor