Canyon Creek recently hosted an event for their Canyon Club members at their Scarborough location to showcase some of their menu items as well as the craft brews that they have available.
Phone #: 416-296-1400
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 11:30am – 11pm, Friday and Saturday: 11:30am – midnight, Sunday: 11:30am – 10pm
Pro-Tip: Their Lobster Guacamole is a total steal for how good it is! And look out for their daily specials. Finally, if you join the Canyon Club (it’s free, you provide some info to them) you get $10 off when you spend $30 or more, and 15% off lunch until August 31 along with some other perks!
A plethora of free alcoholic samples were available, and my assistant and I hurried to try the fruity Moosehead Radler (amazing), the hoppy, slightly caramel-ly Rhyme and Reason, the and the smoky Barking Squirrel. The others were okay too, like the Brickworks Cider!
Gonna gush about this beer a little more. It was super fruity and somewhat sweet but not overwhelmingly so. This would be an amazing drink to have when you’re chilling outside in the sun on a beach or something.
There were actually also some crackers, except these incredible fig multigrain crackers were all swiped before I could snap a shot. Failure!
These crispy, slightly sweet shrimp are served with a horseradish dijon marmalade, which gives it a nice complex burst of flavours and textures when you put it into your mouth. Oftentimes, I find coconut shrimp to be too sweet. But the sauce helped to balance the shrimp’s flavour profile. Probably one of the best coconut shrimp I’ve had yet!
This ginger and garlic marinated chicken is coated in ancient grains and deep-fried. The Korean influences come from the sauce, which has the Korean Gochujang as it’s base. Spicy and sweet, it accompanies the crispy, tender chicken well.
Crisped wanton wrappers are paired with a medley or roasted Thai chicken, a vegetable slaw, two cheeses, a sweet sesame glaze, and a sour cream with a hint of lime. It was pretty exciting to put into my mouth and it was really rich. But I don’t know how much I would be able to actually eat since it was so flavourful.
We actually got these as we came in. It was a good, clean way to start the meal even with the bane of my existence, blue cheese scattered on top of it. This salad fortunately had a variety of other flavours that could stand up to the crumbly cheese, so it just added an interesting accent rather than an overpowering pungency.
Creamy guacamole with hunks of lobster on top. There is nothing to complain about for this one! Definitely one of my favourite things to have at Canyon Creek.
I’ve never been much of a fan of tacos and this unfortunately was no exception. The corn tortilla was soft and didn’t really hold up to the chicken. Would have been better if they had used crispy shells. As well, the flavour of the chili-marinated roast chicken and the other ingredients were just kind off standard. Probably my only big disappointment of the evening.
All you can eat meat. This carving station was the most popular by far, with pounds and pounds of delicious beef waiting to be devoured. I’m pretty sure I lined up at least 7 times for more.
Juicy, flavourful beef cooked nice and medium rare. The fat cap of course was extremely delicious, and the outside had a nice, smoky char. The accompanying blue-cheese horseradish sauce was thankfully not too overpowering, and had more horseradish taste than blue cheese.
TL;DR: Sign up for the Canyon Club, try their Lobster Guacamole, Coconut Shrimp and their delicious beef. The Moosehead Radler is very good too if you’re into a sweeter beer. Until next time!