Vegan Tasting Menu at George Restaurant

George Restaurant is a fancy upscale restaurant in the Verity/Ivy Hotel building. It features booths and tables, and an open kitchen that  you can see as you pass by on Queen. Last month, JC and I went over there to celebrate the 3-year anniversary of the first day we met. I didn’t bring a particularly good camera, and I didn’t write any notes on any of these, but I do want to share how beautiful and delicious these items all were while I still have even a fleeting memory of the dishes. Sadly, my good camera is still out of commission, and the camera we picked up as stopgap handles low light even more poorly than a cellphone camera. JC called George in advance and asked whether they could do a completely vegan tasting menu, they said they could, so he planned our evening there. George does have a lacto-ovo-vegetarian menu on the website offered regularly, and also a note that various dietary restrictions can be accommodated since everything they make is made in the kitchen (including the breads.) As soon as I walked in the space felt really relaxing, friendly hostess, it was well lit, with warm golden lights illuminating the walls, some overhead lighting, and a generally comfortable atmosphere. The music was not intrusive, but added nicely to the ambiance. The servers and staff all maintained friendly professional service, and somehow they managed to walk the line of fine dining where the environment isn’t casual, while also not…

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