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Entice Culinary Lounge

by - March 17, 2016

Entice Culinary Lounge is a new upscale bistro that opened earlier last month on Queen and Ossington. The bistro aims to offer "a globally-inspired menu" with their plentiful offerings. Entering the space, Entice Culinary Lounge's interior looks very modern and sleek with its contemporary design. I was personally enthralled by the bar counter top, as flat screens have been retrofitted to play classic silent movies on a loop. It adds quite the touch to the overall look of the bistro.  

** Images are courtesy of Entice Culinary Lounge **

The menu is headed by Executive Chef Ryan Wilson-Lall who has created a very diverse menu including items such as mushroom moccachino, k-beef ribs, whipped porcini egg white, sour cherry duck breast, and butternut squash gnocchi. Wilson-Lall draws inspiration from Toronto's diverse culture, and uses a selection of fresh seasonal ingredients to create Entice Culinary Lounge's menu. Looking at their menu, I can see that they offer a wide selection of dishes that would satisfy various people's tastes. Overall, Entice Culinary Lounge doesn't adhere to one particular cuisine, but rather is a conglomerate of a global fusion of flavors which is a welcome feat. Entice Culinary Lounge is open for dinner Tues-Wed from 5 pm to 12 am, and Thurs-Sat from 5 pm to 2 am. They also offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:30 am.

I had the opportunity to attend their launch party a couple of weeks ago, where guests were treated to signature cocktails, and passed canapes that showcases what the bistro has to offer.

The Carbonara Raviolo - bacon, cremini, whipped porcini egg white, crispy basil, pecorino cheese, roasted garlic mascarpone filling is Entice's signature dish, and perfectly creamy.


 There were some unexpected takes on familiar dishes such as this Smoked Fish & Chips - mahi mahi, caper raisin remoulade, shaved jalapeno, crispy tortilla on the appetizer menu. The addition of the jalapeno provided a more complex flavor of sweet and spicy.

Sea Salt Crusted Lamb Shoulder - roasted tri-colour carrots, curry leaves & cauliflower ‘couscous’


 The robustly spiced K-Beef Ribs - apple, house made spicy kimchi, was my favorite out of all of the passed canapés that I sampled. The beef ribs was tender and the house made spicy kimchi added a whole lot of flavor to the dish.

The No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake - toasted walnuts, raspberry sorbet, definitely satisfied my sweet tooth. It had a well balanced-flavor, and you can't tell that it's flourless.


More Dishes from their Menu:

Mushroom Moccachino - wild mushroom espresso broth, shaved chocolate, sweetened froth

Mango & Papaya Salad - pomegranate seeds, avocado, jicama, zucchini, artisan greens, grilled clementine dressing

 Warm Scallop & Double Smoked Bacon Salad - pickled artichoke, shaved fennel, mache, lemon oil & aged balsamic

Spicy Ahi Tuna - pickled long radishes, sliced avocado, crispy mung bean noodles, mango salad, wasabi & yuzu tobiko

Sour Cherry Duck Breast - carrot purée, roasted parsnips, baby turnips, beet chips

Wild Boar Ragu - fresh house pasta, whipped sheep ricotta

 Entice Burger - spicy mustard & sharp cheddar spread, dill pickle, bacon lardons, fries or greens

Striploin - purple patatas bravas, asado mushrooms, collard greens

Tres Leche Waffles - Mexican chocolate wafer, strawberries, whip cream

Address: 1036 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H7

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Disclaimer: The food provided in this post was complimentary. However, all of the opinions expressed in this review are of my own.

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