577 College St
Ambiance: 3 / 4
Service: 3 / 4
Food: 3 / 4
We had dinner on the lovely outdoor patio at SIDECAR. The charming intimate patio is a great place on College for an excellent meal. It is a little more upscale than many of its streets companions focusing on rustic yet gourmet Italian food.
We started of with the AMUSE BUSHE. The night feature was a salmon tartar crustini. The salmon was fresh and went nicely with the dill but it was a little too salty for us. The large crushed salt packed way to much bite.
We shared the BEEF CARPACCIO which was divine. The prime Ontario sirloin was toped with fresh parmesan shavings, black truffle, arugula, lemon juice, olive oil and black pepper.
THE PAPARDELLE, was rich, tasty and perfectly al dente. The thick fresh pasta was tossed with deliciously tender braised short ribs, aged cheddar, earthy oyster mushrooms, San Marzano tomato sauce and Spanish onions.
THE TRADITIONAL RAVIOLI, was simple yet delicate. The house made ravioli with veal, pork and beef filling was tossed in a light basil tomato sauce and finished off with some shaved parmesan cheese. The beautiful thing about the ravioli was that there was no cheese filling to over power the wonderful meat inside. At sidecar they really know how to make their prime ingredients the star of the show.
Would we go back? I'm sure we will
STANDOUT DISH OF THE NIGHT:
The traditional ravioli