$25 for $55 Worth of French Fine Dining and Drinks at Loire Casual Gourmet

Downtown Toronto

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In a Nutshell

  • Loire Valley culinary traditions
  • Extensive wine menus
  • Decadent desserts
  • Sleek, contemporary design

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Reservation required. Valid for dinner only. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

French culinary tradition is rooted in meticulous knife work, the use of baguettes in the kitchen and the fencing hall, and the custom of butter-kissing meat on both cheeks. Respect generations of delicious rituals with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $55 worth of French fine dining and drinks at Loire Casual Gourmet, located near the University of Toronto.

Loire Casual Gourmet draws its inspiration from France's Loire Valley, the childhood home of chef Jean-Charles Dupoire and sommelier Sylvain Brissonnet. Like his-and-hers shoulder pads, cuisine and wine are best when paired, which is why Loire's staff has sippable samples to accompany dinner and dessert. Palates are prepped for a culinary tour de taste with appetizers including an Ontario goat-cheese cake in a pistachio crust ($12), a half dozen market oysters ($19), or a rainbow-trout tartare in yuzu dressing ($14). Entrees run the surf-and-turf gamut, ranging from five-hour-braised short ribs ($25) to a seared sea scallop adorned with parisian gnocchi ($27). A wide selection of reds and whites bequeath sumptuous tastes and aromas, from floral to earthy to supernova. Team up a hazelnut crème brûlée or warm banana bread drizzled with dark-chocolate-caramel sauce (both $10) with a 10-year tawny port ($12) for a decadent denouement.

Cushy black booth seats line Loire's contrasting stark-white walls in an outpouring of modern design. Irises indulge in colourful, nature-inspired paintings and decorative vases. Natural light spills through massive windows, keeping patrons from confusing their dates with their tax attorneys.

Customer Reviews

Great food, great experience. Will definitely return!
Tiffany A. · October 28, 2011
Great food and wine selection and excellent service!!
John G. · October 27, 2011
Very good quality food and service. Portions are a bit modest.
Julia B. · October 26, 2011
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    Downtown Toronto

    119 Harbord St.

    Toronto, Ontario M5S 1G7

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