After a short City tour, we headed to CN Tower for our lunch at 360 Restaurant. This is perhaps the most awaited part of our second day activity. Upon arrival in the area, we were able to reach the restaurant in less than 10 minutes since our lunch was already arranged by a local tour operator.
Lunch at 360 Restaurant
To tell you quite frankly, the main reason why I’m excited to dine in the restaurant is because of the magnificent birds eye view of Toronto that it offers to its diners. Too bad, the entire revolving restaurant was covered by clouds when we arrived but experiencing their food makes our visit also memorable. The idea of dining in a revolving restaurant 351 meters in the air is pretty strange but I realized now that my Toronto experience will not be complete without this CN Tower visit.
360 Restaurant at CN Tower is one of Toronto’s finest dining experiences combining exquisite food with a remarkable revolving view of the city from a height of 351 meters. The restaurant dishes out market-fresh cuisine using regional ingredients to impart an unforgettable culinary experience.
With a towering height of 351 meters, the restaurant found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest wine cellar in the world on November 8, 2006. This ‘cellar in the sky’ has been designed to emulate an underground cellar with precise controls for climate and humidity along with double cherry doors, redwood racks, a storage capacity of 9000 bottles and features a tasting table too. 360 restaurant has a wine collection which includes around 550 labels from around the world.
Famous CN Tower (photos courtesy of Wikipedia)
360 restaurant imparts a sophisticated ambience with a gentle revolving view of Toronto from 351 meters up. The restaurant can house small intimate gatherings as well as large groups of size up to 400 people.
Our visit to the restaurant was part of the Philippine Airlines Manila – Toronto Inaugural Flight that’s why our food was also special and the dishes served was not part of their regular menu.
They first served Mushroom Soup as an appetizer followed by a delicious Quebec Maple Syrup Glazed Boneless half Chicken served with buttermilk mashed potato, french beans and forest mushroom jus. For dessert, the served a bowl of their Fruit Crumble of the day.
The regular menu
Dinner or lunch at 360 restaurant of CN Tower has a prix fixe (fixed price) menu of $55. It consists of a three course meal including the appetizer, main course and the dessert. The restaurant is renowned for its seafood dishes drawing people from far to get an experience of the seafood delicacies offered here.
CN Tower in Toronto
360 Caesar Salad, Harvest Beet and Goat Cheese Tart, Niagara Prosciutto and Roasted Rapini, Willow Grove Farm’s Pork and Apple Sausage, Puree of Cauliflower Soup and Lemon Seared calamari are some of the lip-smacking appetizers on the lunch menu at the 360 restaurant.
The main course consists of delicacies like Sesame Crusted Atlantic Salmon, Pan Seared Fillet of Rainbow Trout with brown butter and hazelnuts, Moroccan Spiced Braised Lamb Shank, Smoked Portobello Mushrooms and Grilled Halloumi Cheese, Whole Wheat Linguini with Little Neck Water Clams and so on. A variety of side dishes are also offered.
The choice of dessert consists of Dark Chocolate Tower with Preserved Summer Fruits, Warm Apple and Sour Cherry Crumble, Poppy Seed Torte with Vanilla Poached Apricots, Orange Ricotta Cheesecake and many more mouthwatering delicacies.
The 360 restaurant also offers exciting holiday lunch fixed-price menu starting from December 1st till the 24th consisting of delicious three-course meals. You can start with an appetizer from a choice of Cauliflower Bisque, Leek and Stilton Tart with Duck Prosciutto or Goat Cheese salad.
The main course dishes consist of Roast Ontario Turkey with Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Roast Quebec Pork Tenderloin as well as Roasted Butternut Squash and pumpkin Seed Fettuccini. Finish it off with a choice of dessert from Granny Smith Apple and Cranberry Crumble, Spiced Orange and Pumpkin Cheesecake and Dark Chocolate Amaretto Cornmeal Cake.
Expensive places usually give small portions of the dishes but 360 prove to be different with the large servings of each dish. The excellent service provided, adds to the whole experience.
Dining at the 360 restaurant atop CN tower is the best way to experience the tower with a magnificent view (if weather permits), decent meal and absolutely wonderful conditions. A reservation at 360 ensures that you do not have to wait to go up the elevator.
The comfortable atmosphere, friendly and attentive service, exquisite cuisine and a mind-blowing revolving makes a dinner or lunch at the 360 restaurant perfect for a sight-seeing visit. Be it a romantic meal, a lunch out with co-workers, a celebration with friends and family or even corporate events, 360 restaurant of CN Tower is the most perfect way to view Toronto.
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