In a follow-up of my the Valentine’s Day plans that I posted a while back, I can now tell you how great the restaurant we chose was! We found ourselves celebrating “Galentine’s” (a combination of gals + Valentine’s, in case you were wondering) at Earl’s on King. This night consisted of exchanging V-Day gifts, drinking wine, eating, and talking for hours. One of the gifts exchanged were chokers, courtesy of the lovely Émeraude, which we’re wearing in the photo above (a joke that came from this picture being hilariously dropped into our group chat).
Of course, we started off the evening with the wine, beginning by splitting a bottle of white between each of our glasses and then topping it white wine sangria. It was one of the better sangrias that I’ve had in the city!
We then naturally, as one does at a restaurant, moved on to ordering food. This proved to be fairly difficult, since there were countless viable options we had to narrow down on the menu. I ended up splitting a Dynamite Sushi Roll (see photo below) and Italian Style Pan Bread (which is only $2.50 and was gigantic!) with my friend, and ordered the Oven Roasted Salmon as my entrée. Both appetizers were mouth-watering and I could have eaten that sushi all night! The pan bread, as I mentioned, was huge, and could easily be shared between several people.
The salmon entrée was divine; the dill and caper aioli complimented the taste of the fish incredibly well. Oddly enough, this was also the first time in my life that I’ve tried asparagus. When I saw it on my plate I was a little nervous to try it (mainly because I heard it makes your pee smell weird), but I took a bite and polished it off before I even got to the salmon. So yeah, I can now confidently say that I like asparagus (and even if it’s TMI, that it didn’t make my pee smell, so I felt like I conquered that).
In addition to the amazing food, the service was also wonderful! Our waitress was super friendly and personable, which made the whole dining experience even better. She said that as a group of girlfriends out to have a good time on Valentine’s Day, we were her favourite table of the night. We definitely were having the most fun of everyone dining there, it seemed. Nothing makes a great restaurant better than sharing the time with your friends.
Have you been to Earls on King? What are your favourite dishes? Let me know in the comments!