Coquine

Nestled on Yonge St. just south of Eglinton lies Coquine. You can usually find this adorable French Bistro pretty packed with patrons lingering by the bar, lounging on the patio, or simply dining inside. I have eaten here before so I was eager to return for some memorable dishes, this time for my father’s birthday.

The heat wave we are currently experiencing in Toronto led us to a quiet table in the back room where it was a little bit cooler. Unfortunately they are lacking in air conditioning, so the back is where you could feel the least heat. Nonetheless, it was still a gorgeous experience.

We started off with a simple green salad, presented ever so nicely, wrapped in thin cucumber slices.

Being a French Bistro, it is a no brainer that we ordered the Steak Frites. This medium flat iron steak was served alongside truffle oil and parmesean frites, which were to die for. They were thin, crispy and absolutely delicious.

Since Jonty and I love sharing a couple dishes, we also ordered the Wild Mushroom Ravioli. Now I know this doesn’t sound like anything special, but I can guarantee it is like nothing you could ever imagine. These mushroom stuffed pasta are served surrounded by sundried tomatoes and spinach in a white wine truffle cream sauce. I remember ordering this dish last time and recall it being amazing, but wow, I was literally shocked at the flavour. It was so tasty that it is almost indescribable. The truffle really shines through the creaminess, as well as the pasta and mushrooms being perfectly cooked. This dish is a must-try!

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