The Yorkville area that already boasts some of the finest restaurants and cafes has just got another great addition by way of the newly opened Estia. The Mediterranean style restaurant that focusses on traditional cooking techniques and fresh in-house cheese, breads and meats has replaced Asian-inspired steakhouse, Nao that received mixed reviews when it opened a couple of years ago.
Dashing owners, Charles Khabouth and Hanif Harji have managed to build an empire of sorts, helming some of the best-known restaurants in Toronto. The due felt that Nao was perhaps their weakest link among all their properties and decided to refurbish the place. The interiors are now softer, more feminine with burgundy and teal jewel tones; the patio is lush green; and the menu is Mediterranean - inspired from the regions of Greece, Southern Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Relish a Flavourful Meal with Traditional-Style Cooking
Within a short period of Estia’s opening, customers have started noticing how fresh and delicious the food tastes and have been heaping praise on the restaurant. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Most of the ingredients are sourced from Ontario’s small producers and farmers’ markets, but the fish is flown all the way from Greece and New Zealand.
Much like the Greek goddess after which the restaurant takes its name, the place emphasizes the appeal of home and hearth with traditional style cooking techniques. Apart from the home-made cheese and yogurt, the restaurant offers a delectable selection of freshly-made breads fired in a wood-burning oven served with smoked eggplants, warm olives, crumbled feta, smoked melanzana, and z’aatar olive oil.
Enjoy Half and Whole Portions with Family-Style Sharing
The place has an elegant, warm setting that makes it ideal for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. It also encourages family-style sharing, which means most dishes are available in half and whole portions. The salads come in large and very large sizes and are created as simple toss-ups with one or two vegetables and a dressing of herbs and nuts. Halloumi made in-house with warm truffle honey goes well with roasted grapes and toasted walnuts. Charcoal-grilled tender octopus is served with n’duja, preserved lemon and romesco.
The pastas are a small part of the menu. The noodles are freshly-made daily, and diners are unlikely to miss the home-cooked taste and quality of the dishes. The sides are fabulous too: Yukon fries (wild oregano and feta aioli), wood oven potatoes (lemon and garlic), and braised cauliflower (tomato and chilli) among others. For dessert, try the spongy lemon cake topped with yogurt. There is also a good selection of hand-crafted cocktails, apart from the wines that pair well with the seafood selection on the menu.
Combine your Passion for Food with a Great Location like The Davies
Top-notch restaurants like Estia that effortlessly combine elegance and quality define Toronto’s most upscale location: Yorkville. The vibrant downtown bristles with a wide choice of restaurants, hotels, shopping places, art galleries, spas, and schools. It is an ideal setting for those who value a life of taste, luxury and culture. If you are looking for a chic and classy housing option in Yorkville, owning a luxury condo is the perfect opportunity to make a sound investment along with enjoying the infinite delights that come with the city’s most coveted location.
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