SUMMERLICIOUS 2022: $75 steak dinner @ Michael’s on Simcoe

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, Summerlicious has come back to Toronto, with funky joints all over this city serving up three-course lunch and dinner menus at a set price for a limited time. Dude, this is body by three-course lunch and dinner menus at a set price for a limited time, so you KNOW we had to check it out! And we’re starting off on the high end with a $75 steak dinner from Michael’s on Simcoe.

Now, I have walked by this place so many times, but I’ve never been inside until now. They have a reputation as one of the nicest steakhouses in town, and even the appetizers on their regular menu are almost 40 bucks, so I figured that a $75 set menu was a pretty good deal.

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Speaking of appetizers, the three choices for Summerlicious were either soup or salad, and it’s a little too hot to be eating soup. So if I’m eating salad, I want it to be the least salad-y salad I can get; this burrata hits the mark with big ol’ chunks of cheese, a few baby tomatoes, sweet peppers and pickled chanterelle mushrooms — besides a couple sprigs of basil, there’s not a leafy green thing in sight!!!

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Now, you could order the chicken, the trout or even a mushroom risotto… but if I’m eating at Michael’s for Summerlicious, I’m having the steak. This sliced New York striploin was a lot less meat than I’m used to, but it was still pretty flavourful, with a mustard-infused potato salad, one great big broccolini and a super-thick ‘n crunchy onion ring. Man, I could go for a basket of those onion rings any day of the week, bro!!!!!!!!

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And while there was nothing wrong with the steak, the highlight of this meal was definitely dessert. We’re talking rich, moist chocolate torta, with chunks of salted caramel and a scoop of chocolate hazelnut gelato. This is right up there with one of the best desserts I’ve had all year. Can I get three of them to go???

 

 

 

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