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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

Went to Auberge du Pommier, a fine French restaurant set in a beautiful century old country cottage and garden in North York along Yonge Street, Toronto. The annual Summerlicious (and Winterlicious) is the best time to try the best restaurants of Toronto as participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus at discounted prices. We went for the Auberge du Pommier's Summerlicious 3 course lunch deal at CDN33++ per pax.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

Auberge du Pommier (which means Appletree Inn in English) is inside two rustic woodcutters' cottages built in 1860. It is just 500 metres from York Mills TTC (subway) station, so it is extremely accessible for folks using public transport, like us visitors from out of town.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

Customers can dine inside the charming cottage.

Auberge du Pommier is an Oliver & Bonacini group restaurant which also have other fine Toronto establishments under its aegis such as Canoe, Luma, Bannock etc.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

The cottage's thick cream colour cut-stone walls, big pillars and warm orange lighting gave the interior a rustic French Provincial (countryside) feel. Auberge du Pommier is a popular choice for wedding parties and photo shoots.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

There were walls of wines around the cottage. It's a French restaurant, remember?

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

During the summer, guests can choose to dine in the small leafy floral garden which is like a little sanctuary from the glass, concrete and steel towers sprouting up all over Toronto.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

The staff will ask you which do you like when you are at the reception. We chose the garden to be like ang moh like that enjoy the summer as such beautiful warm weather is a privilege in Toronto. In the shade of leafy shrubs and trees, it was comfortable and cool (though we can occasionally hear the road traffic behind the garden).

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

After taking our orders, we were served bread and butter while we waited for our food.

Service from reception to our meal through to dessert and our departure was impeccable throughout.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

For appetiser, we had Saumon. It's anise-cured salmon topped with citrus crème fraîche (fresh soured cream), fried leeks and frisée (endive). The zesty savoury sweet appetiser primed us well for the main dishes to come.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

Terrine of pressed chicken & foie gras topped with tempura bits and dandelion with stone fruit preserve and wine jelly at the side. Nice layered savouriness in the terrine was complemented by the zesty fruit preserve and exquisitely delicate fragrant wine jelly.

Now, to our main courses.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

Bœuf. Flat iron steak with charred broccolini, crispy shallots, pommes purée (mashed potato) and sauce au poivre (pepper sauce).

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

I requested for medium doneness and the steak came beautifully done. The flat iron cut was lean, quite firm and juicy with some chewiness requiring a bit of jaw work. The pronounced beefiness was well complemented by the mildly savoury smokey flavour from the seared outside and savoury subtly peppery sauce.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

Thon Niçoise (Nice style tuna). Albacore tuna with black olive tapenade, new potato, preserved anchovy, green beans, and cherry tomato.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

The thick stick of Albacore tuna was quite firm, moist and tasted subtly briny with slight tangy notes. The black olive tapenade and preserved anchovies added layers of saltiness to the dish. The preserved anchovies were intensely salty. Nice layered savoury salty mouthful when the tuna, tapenade and anchovies are eaten together.

Time for desserts.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

Crème Prise. Very sweet milky panna cotta with blackberries and a sprinkle of hazelnut brittle crumb. Two sticks of shortbread provided some stiff buttery bite.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

Clafoutis. A slice of moist wild blueberry fruit cake with lemon Chantilly whipped cream and almond crisp. We like this fruity dessert which had just the right level of sweetness from the cake and tartness from the blueberry jam.

Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

We had a great lunch enjoying fine French cuisine with impeccable service in a beautiful historic setting at a budget friendly price. We are looking out for more Summerlicious dining opportunities 😄

Pro tip: When in Toronto, check if Summerlicious or Winterlicious is on during your stay 😄 I realised that Summerlicious / Winterlicious food trails are popular with local foodies.

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Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto
Auberge du Pommier Fine French Restaurant. Summerlicious 2019 Toronto

Restaurant nameAuberge du Pommier 
Address4150 Yonge St, North York, ON M2P 2C6, Canada
GPS43°44'49.3"N 79°24'27.6"W 🌐 43.747034, -79.407674
Nearest TTC (subway Station): York Mills 
Tel(416) 222-2220
Hours: Lunch 11:45am - 2:30pm | Dinner 5:30pm - 9:00pm (Sunday closed)

Non Halal




Date visited: 8 Jul 2019


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