Wine list boasting over 340 labels
White table cloths,fine dining and a superb wine list is the name of the game here at Tu Casa Fine Dining. Tu Casa means “home” and that is how you feel when you arrive here with the friendly, professional welcome you get at Tu Casa. Although definitely fine dining, its more about a relaxed dining experience with a worldly menu and an award winning wine list boasting over 340 labels, this charming neighborhood restaurant offers a friendly, intimate, superb culinary experience.
The kitchen is headed up by a young chef who’s passion for food is infectious.
Chef JohnRoss Woodland ,although just only 24 years of age has a command of the culinary arts way beyond his years. So much so that he recently took home the top prize on Food Network’s hit show Chopped Canada. Scanning the menu you will see that this chef has an imagination and whimsy that will make your dining experience super special from the “singing oysters from the sea” to the Carrot Cake served in a clay pot. Chef JohnRoss says he wants his patrons “to capture a glimpse into my life with every plate. Whether it be the salt cod fritters from my stay in New England, my take on s’mores from my childhood, or my baked potato risotto from my current adventures. I want them to experience the passion of our kitchen in every bite.”
Chef JohnRoss was nominated for the James Beard Rising Star Award and as one of 30 top Canadian chefs under 30.
Besides the extraordinary array of options on the regular menu including the delightful appetizers we enjoyed like the succulent Scallop and Pork Belly consumed by Georgia or the dramatically presented Tuna Two Ways served up to Susanne you can also opt for the special Chef’s Tasting Menu.
Sea Scallops and Pork Belly
With a 24 hour notice for a reservation why not try the Chef’s Tasting Menu, “La Vie” where the chef will create a 7 course mini tasting menu especially for you. He’ll shop local ingredients at the local Farmers Market and create something unique just for you. And why not, top that off with a wine pairing with each course?
Tu Casa Fine Dining features a list of over 100 single malt scotchs, with regular Scotch and food pairing evenings!
And if you love wine, you are going to love this.Tu Casa has won the The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence the past 2 years running with over 340 wine labels offered. And Dale, who runs the front of house philosophy is to offer these wines at a very reasonable price. So that you may explore a wine journey to match your dining experience. And for those of you that love something other than wine, unbelievable as that may be. Tu Casa Fine Dining features a list of over 100 single malt scotchs, with regular Scotch and food pairing evenings!
Stop in for a beverage after work. Tu Casa also offers 1/2 price martinis and $10.00 appetizers week days, 3:00pm-6:00pm or Saturday’s 5:00pm-6:00pm.
We’ll be ringing in 2015 at Tu Casa this year. For just $125.00 per person with a limo ride included you can ‘t go wrong! We love this spot and it truly is a FABULOUS FIND FOR FOODIES!!
Our Dining Experience!
Georgia’s Appetizer: Scallop and Pork Belly
Carrot and Honey Puree, Citrus segments, Almonds, Endives,and Coriander
Susanne’s Appetizer: Tuna Two Ways
Gently Seared with Pickled Ginger, Wasabi and Tartare, with Sesame Aioli
Shared Entrees: Ontario Lamb Two Ways
Herb Crusted Saddle and Roasted Leg with Eggplant Puree Ratatouille Terrine , Green Beans, Pine Nuts, Micro Basil, and Balsamic Scented Jus
Dessert: Carrot Cake (our way)
Cream cheese icing, candied baby carrot, carrot liquid,edible flowers, and carrot cake “soil”, served in a clay pot.