the yorkdale location, while still busy, does not have the absurd wait-times experienced at other locations. for us, it was a good choice for a thursday eve. as usual, the atmosphere was trendy and the wait staff were dressed to the nines. i found our waitress to be more attentive than usual, which was a welcomed-treat. we were seated in a comfy booth on the main level, in the middle of all the action. by the time we left, the place was packed and there was a line out the door. there is definitely something to be said for early resos. food was on point, service was good and atmosphere was great. overall, a great eve filled with laughs and good eats.
|none of us could resist these delicious yam fries topped with parmesan cheese, with truffle lemon aoili dipping sauce. thanks to mc for sharing.|
|can't go to joeys without ordering the chinatown lettuce wraps. the appetizer comes with toasted peanuts, fresh veggies and crsipy noodles. well worth jeopardizing your meal by filling up on them.|
(special thanks to na of where the locals go for sharing her pic)
|super-stoked voda on special|
|i couldn't resist the blue cheese sirloin, with the fully-loaded crispy mashed potato and seasonal veggies.|
those mashed potatoes, in a spring-roll like outer layer, melt in your mouth.
|dh ordered the grilled salmon, complete with maple beurre blanc, |
crispy mashed potato and seasonal vegetables. she was also a fan of the mashed potato.
|the ever-healthy mc ordered the beach salad. strawberries, goat cheese, quinoa, candied pecans, |
lemon poppy seed dressing and chicken.
|birthday girl jw ordered the florentine raviolo: seared scallops and prosciutto with spinach and artichocke filled ravioli, hold the tomato caper salad. delicious!|
highlights of the evening (hey, we were celebrating a bday. desserts are a must!)
|my personal fave, the italian donuts. lemon curd and vanilla marscapone cream. the zesty lemon flavour provides excellent balance to the sweet donuts|
|for jw, the molten lava chocolate souffle. wow.|
the lava was piping hot and devoured within seconds.
|last but certainly not least, the 'happy ending'. chocolate decadence with dulce de leche and maldon salt.|
very much capturing the 'salty-sweet' combo trend.
we had a great night, and will certainly be back to joeys!