Sunday, February 13

Private Launch of Lee Lounge - King Street West

Toronto's most celebrated chef Susur Lee, recently held a private event to celebrate the opening of "LEE Lounge". In the old digs of Madeline on King Street West he held a private 7-course dinner hosted by none other than James Chatto.

The night was an extravagant tasting to the culinary expertise of Susur Lee with a culinary trip around the world.
Char Sui Magret Duck Breast, Seared foie gras and Bejing duck garnish.

It was an interesting dining experience, as Susur lee went back to a tradition he started years back (circa 2001) with a reversing the order of courses. Starting with the heavy main course first and then serving lighter courses as the evening progressed. It was noted to be quite the challenge for the sommelier as the wine pairings went from heavier to lighter to coincide with the courses.

Susur Lee explaining the inspiration of each and every dish along side James Chatto.

Many thank go out to Susur for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The Resto/Lounge is slated to be open on Feb. 14Th, 2011... just in time for Valentine's Day. Enjoy.