Oh well, we'll see what happens, as that is the story of my life. Not in a sad way, as seriously...Alan ( my husband) and I tend to fall into " great" opportunities and we are always up for a fun adventure and never turn any down.
So we arrived at the Intercontinental. Beautiful Hotel, right next to the Four Seasons, in the HOLT Renfrew, million dollar mile of exquisite shopping, if you are a multi-millionaire. Sorry, plain ol' millionaire doesn't quite cut it anymore.
Needless to say, I didn't buy much, but got to " window shop" and pretend! lol
Alan wanted to take me to this steak house that he and the boys went to a few week-ends back. I saw the bill on the credit card, and thought.." no thanks!" a place where the "boys" go and costs a ton!? ugh. no.
But after a bit of thought, I thought, what the heck! I don't HAVE to get the $75 steak on the menu. ( which, by the way, is the JUST the steak, you have to pay for your selection of sides as well! LOL)
So off we go!
This is their website.
Harbour 60- Toronto
We walk in and thank goodness I dressed up a bit. The place was fit for a King. Not Queen, but KING. A high end business men's ( on an endless business expense account) type of place. $4000 bottle of wine anyone? OH! and stick with the $75 steak. The Kobe Steak is in the hundreds!
I closed my menu and told Alan this was nuts...no thanks! I don't really NEED steak.
He proceeded to take my menu away from me and ordered for me..
1 dirty martini
the shrimp cocktail the size of LOBSTERS!
The $75 steak. ( ugh! the size of a roast!)
Lobster and Brie mashed potatoes- Oh yes! that was all I really needed!
Green beans to say we had a vegetable.
oh! and a bottle of wine. I can't quite remember what he ordered. Terrible and shame on me, I know!
Well it was great! The Shrimp was HUGE. Had to take a picture. Ignore my ugly nails! I am a gardener now. The pretty ones had to go.
But the BEST part about this place?
The ladies bathroom! ( you all know I am a bathroom girl! Well...the toilet seats were heated, and look at the "options!" I had to try them all out! HA!)
Night #2, we decided we better keep it simple. So I get a text from Alan. A medical company that he is interested in buying surgical mesh for wants to take us to Canoe for dinner.
Ok, don't even get me started about CANOE! my all time, lifetime, FAVOURITE high end restaurant. I can't say enough about this place. Just GO! at least once in your lifetime. This was our 4th time. I hope we have plenty more!
We had our own private dining room.
54th floor Toronto Dominion Building
your view while the sunsets, yachts pass by and private jets land on the Island....and you are served 5 star out of this world food, along with service!
the only drawback? I had to watch the slide show of surgeries! ack!
Dinner and wine was great- as usual! Never an issue at Canoe.
Earlier that night, I was reading a magazine about a place called "Ki" It had great reviews for Japanese cuisine and a fun place to go for a drink on the town. So when the guys I was with said we should head on over there- across the street..I couldn't turn down the opportunity.
We walk in- WOW! great place! Quite busy, but not packed, fun place for a drink. So champagne it was!
so there we were mingling in the crowd and I asked..." Is that guy over there another Surgeon with us tonight?"
Their response- "no, that is BEN JOHNSON!"
So he was just a couple feet away, with his friend..not much happening, so I introduced myself and asked him. Yup! that was him! I told him how he has always been a hero to me, and had to get a picture!
We talked fashion, and chatted for awhile. Watched the SENS win in overtime. It was ALL good!