On Wednesdays, Pearl Diver hosts WeChat Wednesdays to promote their affiliation with the popular social media platform and this platter of 20 oysters is only $21.88 We sampled Kusshi and Fanny Bay oysters from BC, Clarenbridge oysters from Ireland and, from PEI, Pink Moons (my favourites)
WeChat is hugely popular in China with 600 million users and another 70 million non Chinese users worldwide. The restaurant is promoting the use of the app to interact with the restaurant, allowing you to amass reward credits as well as getting 10% off of your food bill if you post photos of your meal to your WeChat story just by downloading the WeChat app adding @PDTORONTO to your friend list.
Mennonite Pork Chops - summer potato bacon hash, braised red cabbage and blackcurrant sauce
Steelhead Trout- avocado, edamame, brocollini and tomatillo dressing
Seared Diver Scallops - watercress, house smoked pork belly, rhubarb and brown butter vinaigrette
Dark Chocolate Delice- cherry compote, passion fruit coulis, cocoa nib and peanut brittle
Hibiscus Poached Peach and Hazelnut Cake- Mascarpone, blueberry compote and toasted pine nuts
I had never been here before and if what we tasted is indicative of what the kitchen is pumping out, I am all in. As I said, I have reservations to go back for oyster night and if their young, talented pastry chef, Sooji Jang -fresh from George Brown College- doesn't her Hibiscus Poached Peach and Hazelnut Cake on the menu, there will be blood. Oh yes, there will be blood.
The true highlight of the week was my evening out with my food girlies, all my first blogger pals - Robyn of Planet Byn, Libby Roach and Heather from The Tasty Gardener at Frings.
Frings, owned by Susar Lee and Drake and managed by Lee's handsome sons, is far too hip for an old lady like me but the food was good, the cocktails were delicious and it was PRIME people watching. Thankfully we went on a Monday night because I don't think they would even let me past the front door from Thursday to Saturday.