The bread at the table came with a roasted red pepper puree which was tasty and a big crowd pleaser amongst my family. The menu had many varied options to choose from and I wanted to make sure that someone at the table tried each item on the menu.
For mains- I had the hoki (which made me laugh as it rhymes with pokey) which was a panko crusted fish and it came out soggy and smelling fishy. I actually really didn't enjoy my main and switched plates with my father being that it was my birthday! My father ordered the top sirloin steak - done medium rare and it came out moist and juicy and delicious. Sue had the "Coq au Vin" capon which is a rooster - and it was a little too mushy and felt like it was overcooked. My niece and nephew both scarfed down their truffle and ricotta ravioli like they were happy campers so no problems there!
For dessert - the melt in your mouth dark chocolate torte was incredible. I'm not even a huge fan of chocolate and it was decadent and a good way to recover from the main dishes. The other options were a vanilla bean pannacota which was much heavier and creamier than expected and so rich that my stepmom couldn't finish it. I had their home made tiramisu and it was just average- the lady fingers in my opinion were not drenched enough with liquor. All in all - even on a discounted winterlicious menu, I wouldn't be Jumping for Joy to come back ...
** 1/2 stars (the half was deserved because the service was impeccable)
Jump - 18 Wellington St W (Wellington and Bay)
By Jacqueline Vong at 1:04 PM