Unlike watching cinematic love scenes, food can be enjoyed in the company of parents without embarrassment. Dodge future moments of uneasiness with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Mediterranean-inspired dinner and drinks at Ceno on Avenue Road. This upscale eatery’s dark wood chairs, framed mirrors, and artful lighting provide an aptly elegant backdrop to the top-notch chefs' creations, which are presented on the toothsome menu. Munch on an arugula salad sidekicked with shaved apples and toasted pine nuts in a mustard vinaigrette ($12) before diving head first into the sumptuous braised lamb shank, which stars in an ensemble of parsnip purée, caramelized onions, brussels sprouts, and double-smoked bacon ($28). Ceno’s flavourful desserts include red-wine sorbet ($10), pairing alcohol and icy treats without the dangers of freezing your tongue to an Inuit's face.
- The Ceno team eschews pre-made food items, so nearly everything is made in-house, including bread, charcuterie, pickles and tofu (as part of the cosmopolitan tapas menu). – Jon Suffrin, Toronto Life Ceno was a surprising find - the food is delicious...lobster gnocchi! Italian plums wrapped in smoked bacon! Flourless chocolate cake. To die for! – DeeGee, Urbanspoon
137 Avenue Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2H4Get Directions