We were invited to an intimate dining experience at MoRoCo Chocolat for an evening of indulgence. Walking in, the décor is chic. If you’re unfamiliar with MoRoCo Chocolat, located in the heart of Yorkville, imagine stepping into an Alice in Wonderland world, filled with Victorian-styled chairs, dark velvet curtains, vintage teapots, silver deer and gnomes.
As our dining experience began, we found a scroll with a “read me” tag. Opening it up, it featured MoRoCo’s new menu for their 7th year anniversary. We starting the night with cocktails, Frozen MoRoCo Mint Chocolat martini tasted like an After 8 cocktail, filled with vodka, crème de menthe, crème de cocoa and sipping chocolate. Mad Man (bourbon, bitters, cranberries and orange zest) was our favourite. As we sipped on our cocktails, we sampled their appetizers, where our favourites were: Chicken and Waffles, juicy buttermilk chicken topped with Sriracha butter with maple syrup drizzled over the waffles; Breakfast Poutine, crispy fries topped with hollandaise sauce and topped with peameal bacon and chicken sausage.
The main course included Pulled Pork Tacos, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Tuna Tartare, Truffle Mac & Cheese, Steak Frites, Gnudi and Zucchini Spaghetti. We loved the Truffle Mac & Cheese (truffle béchamel, fontina and cheddar topped with buttery panko), a delicious comfort food, crispy on the top and slightly creamy within. Steak frites was a feast for the eyes with its juicy coffee-crusted seared sirloin served with string fries and black garlic aioli.
The night was interactive, where we were shown how to pipe macarons. Their macarons are usually a three-day process. It’s not as easy as I thought trying to create uniform rounds. It was fun to decorate it and bring it home.
With chocolate in their name, it’s no surprise that the night ended with a decadent dessert table, filled with a chocolate fountain fondue, specialty chocolates and s’mores station.
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99 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON
Photos by Nick Lee