Restaurants Flavour of the Year: Five twisted takes on steak tartare icon-twitter icon-facebook Flavour of the Year: Five twisted takes on steak tartare By Emily Landau | April 3, 2013By Emily Landau | 04/03/2013 The steak house app has gotten freaky lately, with everything from raw beef heart to pine bark and elderberry mustard. Here, the top five. See all five steak tartares » SHOW CAPTION RETURN TO ARTICLE Read More 201416 <strong>Chantecler’</strong>s tartare mixes sirloin cap with a briny oyster emulsion. It comes with fresh cucumber, watercress and nori sheets for hand roll–style wrapping. $14. <em>1320 Queen St. W., 416-628-3586.</em> (Image: Liam Mogan) Beef And Brine Beef And Brine https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-1-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-1.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-1.jpg 624 624  https://torontolife.com/food/restaurants/toronto-steak-tartare/slide/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-1/ flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-1 0 0 (Image: Liam Mogan) 201417 At <strong>Hopgood’</strong>s, diced scallops and beef heart are blended with pickled zucchini and turnips and a squirt of Tabasco. On top, there’s a crunchy crust of Old Bay–spiced potato chips. $19. <em>325 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-533-2723. </em> (Image: Liam Mogan) Heart and Scallop Heart and Scallop https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-intro-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-intro.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-intro.jpg 656 656  https://torontolife.com/food/restaurants/toronto-steak-tartare/slide/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-intro/ flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-intro 0 0 (Image: Liam Mogan) 201412 At <strong>Keriwa,</strong> dry-aged deer loin combines with pickled garlic scapes and spruce tips, adobo sauce, spruce oil and elderberry mustard for a superfecta of spicy, sour, savoury and sweet. $18. <em>1690 Queen St. W., 416-533-2552.</em><br /> (Image: Erin Leydon) Venison Venison https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-3-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-3.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-3.jpg 624 470  https://torontolife.com/food/restaurants/toronto-steak-tartare/slide/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-3/ flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-3 0 0 (Image: Erin Leydon) 201414 <strong>Ursa’</strong>s tartare is an earthy woodland feast condensed: elk meat, juniper and sumac berries, pine bark extract and huckleberry-flecked elk jerky. $18. <em>924 Queen St. W., 416-536-8963.</em> (Image: Liam Mogan) Elk Elk https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-4-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-4.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-4.jpg 624 624  https://torontolife.com/food/restaurants/toronto-steak-tartare/slide/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-4/ flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-4 0 0 (Image: Liam Mogan) 201413 Grainy mustard, chopped gherkins and shaved foie gras kick up <strong>Weslodge’</strong>s rich buffalo tartare. $18. <em>478 King St. W., 416-274-8766.</em> (Image: Liam Mogan) Wild Buffalo Wild Buffalo https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-5-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-5.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-5.jpg 624 624  https://torontolife.com/food/restaurants/toronto-steak-tartare/slide/flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-5/ flavour-of-the-year-2013-tartares-5 0 0 (Image: Liam Mogan) Topics: Chantecler Flavour of the Year 2013 Hopgood's Foodliner Keriwa Toronto Ursa Weslodge Where to Eat Now 2013 Make the most of your city Get one year for only $24 Subscribe Now!