The Kultura dining experience is all about layers. International flavours form artistic pilings atop plates that parade in four courses, and the restaurant’s three-level setting with four unique dining areas and 170 seats tells a rich story that predates the Great Fire of Toronto in 1849. Today’s Reserve selection invites you and a guest to uncover King Street East character with a four-course tasting menu that includes the following:
- Two first-course plates
- Two second-course plates
- Two third-course plates
- Two dessert plates<p>
Kultura Restaurant’s signature usage of complementary global flavours greets diners in the first course, where malbec oysters mingle with cucumber noodles and lemon pink pepper granita, and mediterranean naan carries morsels of figs, prosciutto, and shaved grana padano. For their second course, diners choose from such plates as tandoor shrimp with spiced tomato chutney, mustard green quinoa, and a pappadam cone. Any lingering peckishness dissolves with hearty third-course dishes, such as sous vide beef tenderloin—whose name translates to “under vacuum” and denotes its slow, pressurized preparation method designed for impeccable taste and texture. Meals conclude on a sweeter note with chocolate lava cake with banana tempura and orange-vanilla ice cream, strawberry crumble with almond and caramel custard, or lemongrass crème brûlée.
Throughout their meals, diners in every level of Kultura enjoy the restaurant’s warm, sophisticated surroundings, where branch-like sculptures and abstract wall art interject expanses of exposed brick while mirroring the wood grain of sleek tables. A mix of candles and chandeliers sends twinkles of golden light across dark wood floors and furnishings, adding an atmosphere more elegant than a gallery of Disney princess portraits. Frequent sightings of celebrity diners in the restaurant’s deep leather chairs adds to the excitement at Kultura.