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Review: The Sony Centre Partner Neighborhood Restaurant – Real Mo-Mo’s

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Before or after a performance at The Sony Centre check out Real Mo-Mo’s. It can be found across the street from the Sony Centre for Performing Arts – think European, relaxed and delicious. Be sure to grab a special discount off your food/drink receipt when you show your Sony Centre for Performing Arts ticket before or after your show! A perfect way to stretch your dollar, feed you and your guests and keep the good energy flowing!

Monique and her team do the most gorgeous High Tea. It is probably the best deal in the city.  Offered daily between 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. for $30 (for two people) you will be fed Speculaas, Dutch stroop wafel, selection of cakes and a scone with fruit compote and butter, Cucumber and tzatziki sandwich, Dutch chicken curry salad sandwich, smoked salmon & goat cheese brioche and Dutch bitterballen.  Make it a Cream High Tea (add two glasses of Pink Prosecco).

We swooned over the Dutch chicken curry salad sandwich which was fresh, tasty and fragrant. It was filling and not too strong that it took over the flavours from the other goodies on the tier tray.  I wish I could eat a bowl of this as a midnight snack some nights.

The smoked salmon & goat cheese brioche was just as exquisite. It even came with a bit of attitude and flair in presentation with an onion cutting waving us a hello upon entering our mouths.  The smoked salmon was luscious and clean.  The goat cheese brioche just melted in one bite.  The sizing in the portions was grand and not typical for High Tea fare.

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The most decadent savoury item was the Dutch bitterballen with mustard. Who knew such a tasty little item the size of a ping pong ball would be so flavourful and curious.  How did the meat stay so lush in the deep fried ball, we wondered?

For our tea choice, we went for the traditional Earl Grey leaves to linger upon and enjoy with our casual conversation. We loved the glassware tea service.  It was modern and very Dutch in its clean lines.  Throughout the meal we would stare up at the crown moulding ceiling, lavender walls, comfy furniture and natural wood.

For some quick additions to the High Tea we ordered Mo-Mo’s Tibetan Dumplings which were crispy vegetable dumplings with mango chutney. Think lil packages stuffed with mushroom, ginger and cabbage.  We loved the mango chutney which had touches of tamarind in each bite.

Moving on, we tried out the Down Under Sliders which consisted of (wait for it) grilled kangaroo, caramelized onions, granny smith apple, creamy brie, homemade beetroot jam on buttery brioche buns. Talk about a surprise and indeed something different.  We were told by Monique, the owner, that the kangaroo is ordered in advance from the butcher and is certainly unique in flavour.  We were not disappointed.  It was certainly a rich experience.  The beetroot jam would be a perfect ally for a Sunday in bed with tea and toast.

Another win was the Bison Burger. Think Goat cheese, pickled red onions, mustard aioli, tomatoes served on a warm soft pretzel bun.  The Zucchini Spears were the perfect addition.  The batter was crisp, not oily and awesome to crunch on in between sips of tea and laughter.  The hot cross bun styles made us smile and hugged the burger.  The Bison Burger was satisfying, tender but pretty heavy for a High Tea addition.

As we carried on with the sweets portion of the meal we tucked into the Speculaas, Dutch stroop wafel, scone with fruit compote and butter with ease. Light, fairy like and decadent.

As Monique says, ‘ The hospitality at Real Mo-Mo’s is not profit-driven, but rather, focussed on establishing meaningful relationships with our clients. With this, and additional luxury of delicious brunches, lunches and dinners carefully prepared for them, I am certain that my guests will feel right at home at Real Mo-Mo’s.’

Don’t forget to visit Real Mo-Mo’s during Winterlicious in Toronto from January 27 – February 9, 2017.

Bonne Appetite!

http://realmomos.com/

http://www.sonycentre.ca/plan-your-visit/restaurants

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Review: The Sony Centre Neighborhood Partner Restaurant: Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place Street Level

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Marché is a marketplace-style restaurant located inside Brookfield place in downtown Toronto with a dedication to freshness, home-made recipes, and “on the spot” preparation of seasonal and regional products – an experience for all of your senses.

Featuring 8 unique food stations, including Italian, Asian, Grill, Seafood, Green Island, Fruit Island, Beverage Bar, and a Café, there is something to please everyone.

Review:

Before the Batsheva performance at The Sony Centre tonight, hang out for a delicious and nutritious meal at Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place Street Level.  Found across the street from Union Station (literally a two minute walk)! The vibe is chill, family friendly and relaxed.  Most importantly, grab a special discount off your food/drink receipt when you show your Batsheva ticket this afternoon!  A perfect way to stretch your dollar, feed you and your guests and keep the good energy a glow for the day!

As you enter Marché Mövenpick Brookfield, you will be greeted by a greeter who will provide you with a reloadable swipe card that you can use to ‘swipe’ your purchases for the day.  Easy peasy.   I loved that I was able to take my time with my guest and soak in the international flair and foods.  No pressure, the experience right from the get go felt sweet.

First stop, we checked out the ‘Find Your Tasty Treat’ board and thought about what we fancied.  Sushi?  Stir fry?  Hot tea?  Desserts?  Seafood?  There was a lot to pick from and for all dietary types –we were covered.  Forget the use of a menu, use your eyes.

We grabbed a quick cocktail in the Muv Bar and took in the ambiance of the space.  The Muv Bar is sleek, sophisticated and sexy.  A perfect before a night out drink spot, catch a game, meet friends or after work chill spot.  The hanging liquor bottles on hooks provided for a great conversation piece.  The icicle chandeliers and plush seating provided comfort and a respite after winter’s chill.

Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place is the best kept secret in the downtown core.  It is a perfect eatery for families, visitors, a girl’s night out or guys wanting to catch a game (show your ACC/Rogers Centre ticket and get a sports meal for $11.99 and one free beverage on the day of the game).  The free wifi can be your date if you are sat alone and need to get some work done while having a quick meal.  The pressure is off when you have your appetite in your hands to stroll around at your leisure.

As we continued to walk through the space we took our time having a custom made salad prepared for us.   The Cajun Shrimp Salad was robust with Cajun shrimp, arugula, corn salsa, sliced red cabbage, mango coleslaw with a lemon lime vinaigrette.  It was crisp and fresh.  A perfect starter.

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The rotisserie station was a buzz – with the fragrant aromas of roast beef and chicken hitting the air.    For the ‘meat and potatoes’ guests with your group – this is a perfect stop.  We sampled the roast beef which was tender, almost sweet and delicate.

A quick stop for a custom made sangria.  We opted for red sangria which was subtle in taste and laden with the sweetest orange slices and berries.  We instantly felt like were in Europe walking within a market while taking in more food options for our day.

There are many different rooms you can dine in while visiting Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place.  The French bistro styled room and Swiss cottage were our favourites.  True enclaves within the space, one can slip into the French bistro for a quick drink or tuck into the Swiss cottage for a rousing roast party with your after work colleagues.  The rooms are beautifully curated.  The French bistro styled room has white floors, black short bistro styled tables, white walls and linen style curtains.  Whereas, the Swiss cottage is reminiscent of Heidi on the mountain top, skis, winter gear, wooden furniture with hearts engraved into them.  Ambience is at its best inside Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place.  That said, if take out is more your fancy – Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place is happy to pack up your meal for your commute home.

If you are looking for options for you’re after work week and don’t have time to cook – pick up a roast chicken that could easily feed four, grilled veggies and some potato rosti’s to go.  Forget the competition, Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place roast chickens are to die for.  Succulent, beautifully seasoned and hearty.  If you choose to eat it in the restaurant with your friends before a show at The Sony Centre, the staff will be happy to carve it up for you and your guests to enjoy hot and in the moment.

The seafood bar albeit small is heaping with choice for you and your fish friendly mates.  We loved the shrimp stir fry and fish tacos.  The plates were heaping with colourful delights!  Get your vitamin D at this station in one shot.

The dessert bar is a space to be reckoned with.  Heaps of brownies, butter tarts, slices of cakes, gelato, pies and macarons.  Similar to the Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place’s ideals – there is truly a dessert for everyone, even if you don’t have a sweet tooth.  We loved the double chocolate cookies, blueberry and cranberry scones from the tea/coffee station.  They are a perfect go to for an early morning treat or evening ‘After 8’.  Be sure to grab a latte or cranberry purifier tea on your way out.

A gentle head’s up, Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place’s food pricing does not go by weight instead goes by size of your order.  Feel free to go with what your eyes and belly feel like in the moment – you will not be disappointed.

If you need to drop your kids off in the Kids Play Area – feel free.  The tea and coffee will brew as the kids have fun away from restaurant guests but still close enough so you can see your kids in action. Kids eat for $9.90.  On Saturday and Sunday between 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. kids eat for free!  Marché Mövenpick Brookfield is also happy to host your Kids Birthday Parties.

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Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place also hosts Corporate Events for you and your co-workers.  If you are keen on a Paint Night with your girlfriends, Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place can host for a nominal fee.  Paint a canvas, have a drink and have some delicious eats.  Foodies and artisans unite!

Upon paying for your meals, give the cashier your reloadable Marche Toronto card which swiped all of your food/drink purchases during your visit. It’s quick and easy! Make sure you also get your Loyalty meal card stamped. For every $15 meal you purchase, you get a loyalty stamp. Once you hit 10 loyalty stamps, your next $15 meal is on Marche Toronto.

Bonne Appetite!

Marché International is a global company with Swiss roots that develops innovative culinary solutions and provides catering services characterized by maximum freshness, quality and taste. Marché International operates restaurant businesses in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Norway, Hungary, Croatia, Singapore, Indonesia and Canada under the established brand names Marché®, Marché Mövenpick, Mövenpick Restaurants, Cindy’s Diner and Palavrion Grill. Part of the Mövenpick Group, Marché International is a leading restaurant operator on motorways, in airports and in selected urban locations. It generated sales of CHF 230 million in 2015 and employs around 2,800 members of staff. Headquarters are in Kemptthal, Switzerland.

Marché Mövenpick Brookfield Place Street Level

181 Bay Street

Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2T3

Tel: +1 647 350 6999 ext.4

Fax: +1 647 350 7999

brookfieldplace@marche-restaurants.com

Business hours

Sunday – Thursday

7.30 am – 11.00 pm

Friday – Saturday

7.30 am – 01.00 am

http://www.marche-restaurants.com

http://www.sonycentre.ca/plan-your-visit/restaurants