Beaconsfield Village, Toronto
Union has been on my eat list for months; that doesn’t really mean much considering I’ve been in Toronto for less than 6 but still; I was thrilled to finally get to go.
I’d had the ribs and loved those, but I was here to try a few other things on their menu, one dish being the steak tartare.
To round out dinner we’d also ordered the elk sliders, the apricot salad (you may not find this on the current menu as it rotates daily) and their swordfish main.
The elk, tartare and salad came at the same time a the elk sliders were amazing, served open face on challah and glazed in a sweet mirin sauce with pickles; I loved these, super crisp outside with a delectably rare outside the elk was superb; the dish as a whole was great, a combination of flavours with well executed cooking.
The tartare was divine, finely chopped beef, deconstructed with habenero, pickles and two types mustards; a well presented dish with a memorable texture and flavour the bread itself left me wanting more; it’s like it was crafted for the dish.
The salad was a nice buffer in-between the two protein rich dishes, fresh, crisp and tart.
Last out was the swordfish they had going that day, grilled to perfection and served with mash and a few different greens. A well constructed dish with good flavours but it was nothing memorable.
I like the principals of Union and will be going back to try the rest of their enticing menu.