Restaurant: Parlor Foods & Co
Location: 333 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V
Price Range: $$
This post will be quiet short due to the fact that my friend and I wasn’t hangry that day, plus Parlor was the only restaurant that I was able to make a same day reservation.
First thing I noticed upon entering the restaurant was the entryway of wood logs with high barn board tables, and the coffee burlap sacks covering the ceiling. The restaurant had a warm and inviting ambiance, very rustic with a musky, wood burning smell.
I don’t recall the exact items on the board, but I believe there were duck prosciutto, N’Djua, prosciutto, Cotechino (?) and salami. Every piece of cured meat on the board was delectable, but hands down the duck prosciutto stood out to me the most. I didn’t like the cotechino (?) as it was quite bland and the texture was a bit too soft for my liking. The crunchy toasted focaccia along with the honey & spicy mustard were a wining combo!
These turkey wings were.. well, BIG! The meat was tender and the maple & mustard sauce were amazing. The sweetness from the maple wasn’t too overpowering and there was just enough mustard to bring out the heat. I didn’t care for the blue cheese dip but I liked how the blue cheese was really subtle.
Judging from the two dishes that we had, I thought the food was good but I wasn’t blown away with the flavors. I don’t mind coming back here again to try other dishes on the menu, but probably with more people next time to try more! Our server was pleasant and tentative throughout the entire meal, couldn’t ask for better service!