Carl Heinrich, winner of Season 2 of Top Chef Canada, opened Richmond Station in 2012. It's downtown in Toronto's financial district at 1 Richmond Street West. He has turned his restaurant into a winner exactly like he won Top Chef- by focusing on the ingredients and keeping it simple and delicious. Sit at the Chef's Table and watch the pros do their thing. On a busy Saturday night it is remarkable to see how much food they create and turn out so perfectly.
The roasted beet salad is tossed with beet chips, whipped goat's cheese and candied pecans.
The beef tartare is piled on pommes gaufrettes, which are waffle fries.
Richmond Station features a daily chalkboard menu that reflects seasonal ingredients. Rabbit was on the menu this evening.
The signature Station burger is topped with beet chutney and aged cheddar on a milk bun. The chefs cranked out more of these than any other menu item. The rosemary fries are so delicious. You will not leave one. NOT ONE.
I love menu items where salt is celebrated so had to order the "Salt Lovers Anonymous" for dessert. It is described as "dulce de leche ice cream, crunchy stuff, smoked maldon, smashed raspberries, goat yogurt." The crunchy stuff was amazing.
One of my favourite dining experiences in a long time. There is something really special about Top Chef winner restaurants. I also loved the meal at David Chrystian's Victor Restaurant
. David was a Season 2 runner-up and was one of my faves to win. I'd go back to both spots. Rosie :)