What’s on the menu at BlueBlood, a humongous new steak house inside Casa Loma
Name: BlueBlood Steakhouse
Contact: 1 Austin Terrace, 416-353-4647, bluebloodsteakhouse.com, @blueblood_steakhouse
Neighbourhood: Casa Loma
Owners: Nick and Pat Di Donato of Liberty Entertainment Group (Rosewater, Cibo Wine Bar, Spice Route)
Chef: Chef de cuisine Meagan Andrews (Batch, Weslodge), grilleur Eddie Chung (Bent, The Keg Steakhouse) and corporate executive chef Michael Ewing
A menu of steak house classics, with a section dedicated to fine beef cuts from around the world including a list of Wagyu from Mishima Reserve (U.S.A.), MB9+ (Australia) and A5 (Japan). A Wagyu filet tasting ($250) includes all three. Also: seafood towers, tableside caesar salad, and fiery desserts like a baked Alaska and flambéed crêpes.
Sommelier Natalie Pope is behind the $1.5-million wine cellar stocked with a ton of reds, while Oliver Stern (Bar Begonia, Toronto Temperance Society) is responsible for the cocktails, which include a menu of old fashioneds that use Rémy Martin as the base. The $500 King Louis is made with Rémy Martin Louis XIII Grande Champagne cognac and Balvenie 30-year-old scotch whisky.
Liberty’s creative director and VP, Nadia Di Donato, was responsible for the $3-million renovation that has taken over the Oak, Smoking and Billiard Rooms on the west side of the castle’s main floor. The restaurant’s 130 seats are divided among the different rooms. Coming next summer: room for 80 more guests in Casa Loma’s gardens.