La Société permanently closed after its last dinner service on December 31st, 2019.
Friday nights are my go-to for dining out. After a hectic work week, it’s the perfect occasion to raise a cocktail and unwind in one of Toronto’s many restaurants. One of my summer favourites is La Société, where the stained glass ceilings, dark interiors, and Parisian bistro chandeliers make for a truly beautiful dining experience. But it’s the two patios that steal the show. After sipping cocktails on the lower patio, we made our way to a small, candlelit table upstairs with a view of Bloor Street and the city’s best-dressed pedestrians. Our appetizers included fresh oysters with house-made horseradish, lemon, and mignonette, and a mouthwatering yellowfin tuna tartare with apple and pine nuts adding a sweet and crunchy touch.
While La Société’s French classics are tempting, I opted for the linguini with pesto, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini, while my dining companion savoured the perfectly pan-seared Rainbow Trout Grenoboise, served with roast Yukon potatoes. With an extensive wine list to choose from, we savoured every bite and sip, celebrating the return of warm weather and the start of the weekend in style.
To complete the meal, we couldn’t skip dessert. The lemon baked Alaska was a standout choice, perfectly browned on the outside with a cold, crisp, and refreshing lemony filling. Served with raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream, it was devoured in no time.
Summer fine dining in the heart of the city doesn’t get much better than this. 131 Bloor St W, Toronto.