Toronto, ON M6H 3B9
Built for the indecisive, Orote Restaurant on Havelock features a six-course Korean pre-fixe menu alongside an extensive list of natural and organic wines. Tucked behind all-black outdoor colour blocking is chef Kwangtaek Lee’s spot, which rotates its menu seasonally. Inside is an intimately spaced seating arrangement that features ten bar seats and a row of tables. Dishes are served on ceramic plates made by local ceramicists. Adorning these hand-crafted dishes are sophisticated plated dishes featuring a mixture of staple meals and unique offerings. Fan favourites include the paper-thin cured shrimp and pork combo, a barley cream dessert that was seemingly sourced from thin air and the piece de resistance, pork loin with broccolini and leek. Currently, Chef Lee offers two add-ons which include soy and gochugaru-seasoned Chicken Ssam and miso-yolk rice that features the chef's classified soy sauce recipe.
By: Marcus Mitsopolous