Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavour, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overly tight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of eclectic fare and drink at Caroline's.
Caroline's nourishes guests with a hearty menu of comfort dishes and healthy fare prepared with fresh, naturally raised ingredients. Gourmet technicians fill the shepherd's pie with ambrosial ingredients including ground beef, peas, and carrots, topped, just like early NHL players, with a helmet made of mashed potatoes ($18). For 360 degrees of gastronomic delight, guests can summon one of the kitchen’s 11 pizzas, which include the Cabbagetown pie crowned with sun-dried tomatoes, grilled chicken, goat cheese, and pesto ($16.95–$22.95). As diners take in the intimate accents of the eatery’s Victorian atmosphere, including a fireplace lounge and a sofa shaped in Benjamin Disraeli’s likeness, they can sink incisors into the bouillabaisse teeming with crab, shrimp, and mussels ($17.50) or smoked salmon on dill potato cakes ($14) off the brunch menu. Caroline’s also offers an array of low-carb, diabetic-friendly, high-protein, and gluten-free options, as well as offerings approved by livelite, an organization committed to promoting wellness.