Last week, I attended a tasting party for Cresta located right beside St. Lawrence Market. Cresta is an Italian restaurant with an open kitchen and specialize in wine pairings with their cuisine. Enjoy some photos from the party below!
The Cresta Negroni: bombay sapphire gin, campari, dolin dry vermouth, sparkling brut, grapefruit
Amaro Express: amaro averna, frangelico, espresso, aztec chocolate bitters
Brussle sprouts: crispy in a balsamic glaze.
Beets: roasted, lemon thyme marinade, sautéed beet greens.
Black Tiger Shrimp: empty ravioli, red onion, tomato salsa
Scallop Crudo: coriander, garlic chips, citrus
Steak: Tenderloin, roasted potatoes, cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic, beef jus
Heirloom Tomato Pizza: tomato reduction, red onion, shaved parmasean, basil.
Octopus: grilled, fingerling potatoes, braised cipollini onions, harissa
Mushroom Risotto: truffle oil, shaved parmesan.
All the bite-sized foods packed punches of flavour. The most memorable for me was the beautiful jus in the steak.
When we left, we were given delicious muffins to take home. I ate my caramel one the next morning and it was delicious!