D was a second year student studying Tourism and Hospitality at Ryerson in Toronto when we first started courting and he returned for his final year of study when we were engaged. Needless to say, there were many reasons to visit Toronto for a weekend back in the olden days and I’ve been a fan of Movenpick ever since. We would visit their Yorkville location in those days as we were fascinated that a very old neighbourhood, could some how come back to life with shops and restaurants. These days of course, that is what TO is all about!
As the saying goes-feast your eyes! If you agree that we eat with our eyes then you’ll be more than satiated before you even pick up a plate at Movenpick Marche. The food displays are exquisite and are set up in food groupings. When we visited at brunch time there were these stations: dim sum and sushi, crepes and waffles, seafood, omelettes, salad, etc. etc. etc.
On this day, we were meeting most of the rest of the family of the Frenchman (our pet name for the beau of our youngest). We choose a quiet spot in the area of the restaurant that has a brasserie feel of Europe (appropriate since that is where this couple first met).
I could not pass up the grilled vegetables on the salad bar reminiscent of the antipasta dishes that we fell in love with in Italy
and there were THREE kinds of baked pumpkin (I sampled them all).
D was tempted by the divine bouillabaisse and so we shared both.
This loaf of apple strudel was too good to pass up and even thought we shared it too, we could not finish the huge portion.
Kath’s quote: “…..all the charming and beautiful things, from the Song of Songs, to bouillabaisse, and from the nine Beethoven symphonies to the Martini cocktail, have been given to humanity.”-H.L. Mencken
Thank you for making the drive from Peterborough to meet us and for the exquisite lunch and visit.