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.

dat not-centered-ness

dat not-centered-ness

Website: http://canyoncreekrestaurant.ca/scarborough/
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!

Beer is perfect

Beer is perfect

We were given these when we entered; there were also loot bags on the side

We were given these when we entered; there were also loot bags on the side

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!

BARK

BARK

Moosehead Radler. AMAZING

Moosehead Radler. AMAZING

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.

Rhyme & Reason + Saint of CIrcumstance

Rhyme & Reason + Saint of CIrcumstance

Cider :)

Cider 🙂

fizzy!

fizzy!

Cheeseboard with their incredible slices of cheese. Great texture, the right level of salt and nice savouriness cut by the yummy sugaryness of the apple

Cheeseboard with their incredible slices of cheese. Great texture, the right level of salt and nice savouriness cut by the yummy sugaryness  tartness of the green apple

Charcuterie plates that they PROMISED me they would eventually serve

Charcuterie plates that they PROMISED me they would eventually serve

There were actually also some crackers, except these incredible fig multigrain crackers were all swiped before I could snap a shot. Failure!

Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp

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!

A close-up (that I had to tell people to back away from as I took the photo...!)

A close-up (that I had to tell people to back away from as I took the photo…!)

Seoul Food Chicken. Nice pun omg

Seoul Food Chicken. Nice pun omg

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.

I do close ups for u

I do close ups for u

Asian Nachos

Asian Nachos

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.

Bacon & Avocado Salad bites

Bacon & Avocado Salad bites

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.

Lobster in every bite of the lobster guacamole!

Lobster in every bite of the lobster guacamole!

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.

Bandera Chicken Tacos

Bandera Chicken Tacos

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.

Fortunately, there's always beef to save the day.

Fortunately, there’s always beef to save the day.

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.

Can you blame me?

Can you blame me?

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.

Some of the staff who were serving us. Because they're the real heroes!

Some of the staff who were serving us. Because they’re the real heroes!

Without these guys, the event wouldn't have run as smoothly as it did.

Without these guys, the event wouldn’t have run as smoothly as it did.

And of course, without the chefs, there would be no delicious food. Thank you guys!

And of course, without the chefs, there would be no delicious food. Thank you guys!

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!

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