In between researching stories at my internship and chasing down sources, I found myself catching up with friends over a quickie lunch at Jump Cafe & Bar. We decided to check out their Winterlicious 2009 menu because, as poor students, it was perfectly in our priced into our …budget.
As with most Winterlicious menus, there were three choices for each category. I’ll outline what I had for lunch, but if you would like to check out the rest of the menu, here it is.
For starters, I had the Smoked Salmon Grissini – pretty much slivers of smoked salmon topped with mixed greens and two breadsticks. I enjoyed it, specifically because I love smoked salmon. I wasn’t a fan of the greens so much, but other than that, no complains.
Next, I had the Chili Glazed Snapper for my main course. I enjoyed this a lot because it was moist and flaky, topped on a bed of salad and drizzled with a delicious coconut lime dressing – just a tad spicy and a tad tangy. It was perfect. It was just the right size for a lunch meal. My friend got the veal and questioned it a bit, but another one tried the Pennoni and Mushroom, which she enjoyed.
Finally (and my favourite part of the meal) I had the Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Cake for dessert. I had to get it to go because I was running late, but it was absolutely worth it when I got to it. Whipped cream to the side, the chocolate resembles something of a soft truffle. It is topped with a raspberry and is a delicious blend of a nutty, moist and fudgy fusion that dance together perfectly in your mouth.
They also have signature cocktails that cater specifically to the Winterlicious menu, for those that are intersted.
Overall, I’d give this a 4.5/5 for quantity because I think the size is reasonable enough for lunch, and a 4/5 for quality, because I think the options could have been better for the starters and main course.
Jump Cafe & Bar pic from site 18 Wellington St. Toronto Winterlicious Lunch – $20