The Carbon Bar is one of Toronto’s destinations for Southern-style fare and BBQ, and now welcomes Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Viau. New exciting items have been added to the menu this month, along with Bourbon Month. Chef Viau brings a fusion of tastes Southern and urban, as well as his expertise from Pure Spirits. Here’s a look at what to expect from The Carbon Bar’s Bourbon Month menu.
Bourbon drink: Pit-Fired Old Fashioned
K.F.C. Korean Fried Chicken – A little spicy, crunchy on the outside and so soft on the inside it will melt in your mouth.
Shishito Peppers – Roasted and seasoned.
Bourbon Drink: Smoking Manhattan
Fried Green Tomato – With a robust smoky flavor, it’ll keep your taste buds positively surprised. Great mix of texture. Very satisfying.
Smoked Tomato remoulade, aged ham, bourbon pickled jalapeno, candied walnuts, soft herb salad
King Fish Ceviche – The shredded celery balances the fishy taste, absolutely refreshing and delicious.
Fish tostada, blood orange, charred scallion, celery, radish, sesame, nori
Bourbon drink: Raised by Wolves
Boozy Bird – When an apple is roasted right, it tastes like it does at The Carbon Bar.
Bourbon marinated chicken, roasted apple hasselback potato, huckleberry sauce, honey chili parsnip, mushroom conserva
From the Pit – The beef brisket is tender and juicy and melt-in-your-mouth. You can taste the smoke.
St.Louis pork ribs, USDA prime beef brisket, buttermilk fried chicken, apple sage whiskey sausage
We especially enjoyed the BBQ dishes with the two sauces made in house: Espresso and Sweet ‘n Spicy.
Bourbon Banana Toffee Pie – Sweet and salty but with a kick of bourbon. It’ll have you liking your utensils.
Chocolate Bourbon Skulls
Furthermore, select Bourbons will be sold at 25% off. They come with a complimentary Buffalo Trace Bourbon tasting guided by a brand ambassador every Monday of Bourbon Month. Featured Bourbons will include: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, and E.H. Taylor Single Barrel.
On March 27th, 2018, The Carbon Bar will be offering a one-night-only, five-course “Pappy Van Winkle” Bourbon Dinner experience menu curated by Chef Viau. The special dinner finishes off with Pappy Van Winkle 12yr paired with house Bourbon Banoffee Pie. (Pappy Van Winkle is known as one of the most expensive bourbons in the world.)
Photos by Nick Lee