Last week, my husband and I did something almost unheard of for us: we were able to drop our daughters off with his mom and head to Toronto for a couple of days! We’d managed to get tickets to see the Foo Fighters for Wednesday night and with the Pan Am games craziness, we decided to take a GO train in and just walk or use public transit instead of driving. That turned out to be an excellent choice! We were headed to The Burger’s Priest to grab dinner before the concert when I looked down University and noticed Momofuku. My husband and I are low-level foodies and we have admired David Chang for years, so we had to at least walk by. When we saw that Momofuku was participating in the Summerlicious event (a set menu at a set price), AND that there were seats available, we decided to skip the opening act and have dinner. Totally worth it! We’re still talking about the food that we ate (a noodle bowl, bun, side and dessert) for only $25 each. That’s me above, right before I dove into the cranberry limeade soft serve that will haunt my dreams forevermore.
We spent the next day wandering downtown in between meals. We had lunch at one of the Burger’s Priest locations and happened to see the Pan Am torch run by! We had dinner at O. Noir, which was a very interesting experience because you eat completely in the dark. So dark that even at the end of the meal, over 1.5 hours after we arrived, I still could not see my hand in front of my face. The food was really good, and there was something so unique about not being able to be distracted by phones or people watching. We could hear the other diners around us, but we were never totally sure how many people were in the same room. I’d highly recommend giving it a chance!
Now we’re back home and looking to check a few things off of our summer fun list! We’ve already done a couple of afternoons at the Ottawa Public Library, a few family bike rides and lots of time at parks and splash pads. We even had family photos done on the beach the other night, but we really need to go back soon so the girls can go swimming!