Sunday, June 17, 2018

Taste of Toronto

I was in Toronto for work this week and due to all-day meetings and all-night catch up with teammates, bring you a slightly delayed collections of highlights from my trip. I arrived mid-morning on Monday (due to a 5:15am flight from KC > Chicago > Toronto), and wandered around the city a bit. After a full day, I headed to kiin for some delicious Thai food. The alley and the front signage were so pretty - I knew I was in for a treat.
The inside was cozy and classy. I loved the curved marble bar and the vintage decor.
I had the Roy Thai royal thai platter with chor ladda, rhoom, and thoong thong. It was coconutty, sweet, spicy and crunchy.
And the Pomelo Salad - pomelo, peanuts, poached shrimp, toasted coconut, lemongrass, sawtooth coriander, and lime fish sauce dressing. It was very good (although the fish sauce dressing was a tad too fishy for me).
The next morning, my boss and I walked to work the long way and got coffees from this adorable little nook called The Coffee Lab. It was so charming and they even provided you with water in a beaker while you waited for your drink.
Since many of my Foundation colleagues live in Toronto, they hosted local tours we could all choose from. My colleague Ruzanna (who you might recall from my January Torontonian adventures) hosted a night of hip hop and rooftop brewery dining.
Here's our group at The Underground Dance Center's rooftop penthouse studio in our "selfie" pose. If you're ever in town, it's easy to sign up and attend a class.
After working up a sweat, we headed to Mascot Brewery for some drinks and dinner. I had a delicious tempura cod po' boy, a Waterfelon (gin, St. Germain, watermelon, lime, rosewater), and a Too Julep to Quit (bourbon, amaro meletti, dolin rouge, ginger, lemon, mint). It was a lot of fun.
After dinner, a few of us walked through the city (checked out the iconic sign above, that changes colors) and headed to meet up with some other co-workers for some karaoke. I'll be back with the rest of the highlights tomorrow!

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