Diana’s Seafood Bar and Grill 416.288.1588 http://dianasseafood.com/Restaurant/ open daily lunch & dinner
It’s a family oriented, kid-friendly seafood restaurant. Servers are quick and knowledgeable. The patio seats seventy comfortably and, in the afternoon, makes one feel as though they were on a cruise ship. After sunset the atmosphere changes to a romantic sailboat.
First up, a daily selection of oysters:
Noank (Maine) – plain, no distinguishing flavour
Lucky Lime (PEI) – salt and creamy
Coville Bay (PEI) – great crunchy texture
Glacier Bay (NB) – crisp clean taste
Wellfleet (Massachusetts) – meh
Caribou (NS) – intense salt and brine
Giggas (Ireland) – soft creamy texture, followed by melon
Kusshi (BC) – cucumber and freshly cut grass
CoroMandal (New Zealand) – Divine! Salty at first, then grassy with a cucumber finish which lingers on the palate. An oyster lovers delight.
Orange and beet smoked trout salad is up next, with orange ginger, lemon horseradish cream and baby greens. The trout tastes candied (I expected cured)and is texturally stiff. The dish is tasty, however, I would lose the oranges.
Finally, in-house hickory cold smoked Atlantic salmon is served alongside a grated egg, pickled red onions, capers, a zesty lemon horseradish cream and crisp crostini. The smoked salmon is flawless, really one of the best I have ever tried.