There’s just something about dining in a castle that makes you feel like a King. Hmm… Castle Loma was constructed from 1911 to 1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Pellatt and his wife. “Gothic Revival style mansion and garden in midtown Toronto” – Wikipedia. It’s now also a fabulous award winning and event venue.
And it gets better. Toronto’s latest steakhouse, BlueBlood has been created inside this glorious castle. Walking through the doorway felt more like walking through a gateway to a secret club.
I was floored at the magnificence of it all. It’s like they created this magical modern spot inside this historic castle museum. Stepping into the dining room felt like being wrapped in lavishness.
Velvet seating, antiquesh and heirloom décor fill the space, coming to life alongside carefully chosen works by Warhol, Mr. Brainwash and Salvador Dali.
Now let’s get to the a la carte menu. One can’t go wrong! To start we enjoyed buttery seared marieville foie gras, paired with sweet figs, ice wine and grilled brioche. Delicate jumbo lump crab cakes are packed full of sweet flaky meat over dill aioli. Big eye tuna tartare is under seasoned: avocado, compressed watermelon, black sesame crackers. Come on, tuna tartare is so over. And with so many interesting menu items, try something else. The one who ordered this dish will not be named…
From a local Canadian farm in Erin, Ontario arrives this beautiful bone-in rib eye aged 28 days. Marbled with heavenly fat, crisp, melting in my mouth – I’m drooling, again. Each bite of this steak tells a story. Medium-rare is the best way to enjoy a rib eye, and it was flawlessly executed.
Charbroiled European Sea Bass seasoned lightly to bring out the sweet, wild flavour of the fish is moist; especially the cheeks – fight over them! 😊