Sunday 28 July 2013

Gusto 101: Fettuccine ai Funghi & Sweet Potato Pizza

The following few posts will be about eating around Toronto. If you're heading to Toronto or you live there then I recommend checking out Gusto! We were wandering through Chinatown to find food but ended up at this Italian restaurant. The hostess at the front congratulated us on finding this restaurant as tourists because she boasted that they were really Italian and it seemed like she was right from the cool accent of our server.

Let me start off saying that we loved all the food that we ate here. I can't judge if it is authentic having never been to Italy but the food was definitely delicious.

Fettuccine ai Funghi: portobello, porcini, oyster mushrooms, truffle paste, light cream sauce
Despite its description of light cream sauce on the menu, this pasta is filling and rich. Upon first bite the butteriness of the sauce and aroma of the truffle was enough to win me over. Solid dish.

Fettucine ai Funghi
Da Dee: sweet potatoes, lacinate kale, local fior di latte, caramelized Spanish onions, pecorino, rosemary
I've never had pizza like this one but I loved every bite. It was thin crust (my favourite type) with thin slices of sweet potato on top. Yes those yellow-orange slices in the photo aren't cheese but sweet potato! The kale, onion and cheese sprinkled on top was light but flavourful with rosemary and olive oil. Love it.

Da Dee
 Spaghetti Chitarra allo Scoglio: manila clams, shrimps, mussels, baby scallops, white wine, tomato sauce
This seafood pasta had a good amount of ingredients and tasted good like the other food but had less of a wow-factor compared to the previous two dishes.

Spaghetti Chitarra allo Scoglio
Overall, if I go to Toronto again I would want to eat here.

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