Summerlicious in Toronto is a great time to try new restaurants. I enjoy trying restaurants I wouldn’t normally eat at and have discovered a few new favourites over the years. Now that it’s arrived again this summer I thought I’d share a special Summerlicious menu at Bloom Restaurant in Toronto.
Inspired by the Pan Am games starting in Toronto later this month, Bloom has created a Pan American Summerlicious menu. I had the chance to sit down and sample a few items from the menu created by Bloom’s executive Chef Pedro.
Bloom is a Nuevo Latino restaurant which fuses dishes Latin American with a North American twist. It only seems fitting that the Summerlicious menu would feature dishes from Peru, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, and other Pan American countries. My meal started off with a Pisco Sour – a cocktail made from Pisco which has origins in Chile or Peru, depending on who you ask.
One of my favourite parts about eating at Bloom Restaurant is how easy it is to eat gluten-free. Each of the dishes was safe for me to eat because most Latino dishes don’t contain flour except corn flour. We sampled the vegetarian terrine (one of the most unique dishes I’ve ever seen), paella, puerco azado y tostones (pork tenderloin and tostones), fletan en salsa de enchilada (halibut filet), and all. the. desserts. None of the dishes disappointed, but we were all impressed by the paella. Bloom has a unique way of taking regular ingredients to create amazing dishes.
To top it off, Bloom Restaurant is family owned. The owners take pride in their food and go out of their way to make their customers happy. I know that each dish is created with care and their love for sharing incredible dishes from Latin America with all of their guests.