About the meal: See below for a breakdown. Top left: Baked Crab Potato Jacket; top right: Caramelized Black Cod; bottom: Garlic Shrimp with Szechuan Soy Bean Crumble.
*Baked Crab Potato Jacket*
A very elegant way to upgrade potatoes! the baking was just perfect, and the hint of crab meat was a great addition of taste and texture to a rather plain vegetable. –RaspberryCream
A good twist to your typical backed potato but it was mediocre compared to the other dishes on the list. See ‘Sweet and Sour Four‘ review. *1/2 rating –Strawberry Sherbet
*Caramelized Black Cod*
Take this with a grain of salt as I am not a fish lover. The fish was very tender and dipping it in the pickle sauce & mustard enhanced the taste quite a bit. Please refer to Strawberry Sherbet’s opinion for a more accurate point of view 🙂 –RaspberryCream
The ingredients, miso mustard, pickled grapes & lemon, enhanced the taste but didn’t really add to the dish. As a result, the cod felt plain and separated itself from all the other dishes where the flavours blended effortlessly & blissfully. * rating –Strawberry Sherbet
*Garlic Shrimp with Szechuan Soy Bean Crumble*
Save the best for last. Not sure if they did this on purpose but I have to rate this one as my #1 in the whole tasting menu, an explosion of flavors! Mildly sweet and sour, with the great contrast of texture between the shrimp, the squid-inked French toast and the lettuce. A MUST if you’re fond of exploring a new food dimension! –RaspberryCream
The French ink bread was a nice touch and the ingredients, yuzu squash puree, made the dish colourful. Unfortunately, the flavours did not excite my taste buds. ** rating –Strawberry Sherbet
About the place: Nice elegant and cosy restaurant on Dundas St W. The welcome was great and so was the service, the staff did a great job introducing the different dishes that were served at our table. Great place for a date or celebrating an occasion with friends. Just make sure you have a reservation!
The price: $$
Quick note – Bent Restaurant is owned by Chef Susur Lee, who also runs Lee Restaurant. We originally went to the wrong restaurant but the staff was friendly enough to call Bent and request that they hold our table.
Check out ‘Sweet & Sour Four‘ for Part II