Vincent’s Spot a wonderful step back in time

News Jan 26, 2007 Scarborough Mirror

It’s like a step back in time. A visit to Vincent’s Spot reminds us of quieter, gentler times.

I’m sure the dining room hasn’t changed in ages, and it is small, dark and cosy. Conversations are muted. I found this a perfect place to take the parents out.

The best part is you receive full course meals at one price, so your bill doesn’t add up with little things like coffee, or bigger expenses like dessert.

Meals start with a stuffed clam oreganatto, a somewhat starchy cream sauce combined with chopped clams which is saved by the addition of fresh oregano, chillies, and breadcrumbs. The Caesar salad is divine, a perfect rendition that is mixed fresh for each table, as it should be.

The mains feature lots of protein, with veal taking up much of the menu. Mother had the shrimp Mediterranean ($22), a clean fresh dish that sauced plentiful, plump shrimp with a white wine and garlic sauce. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice set it off beautifully.

I picked Veal Marchand du Vin ($19.50), a pleasant dish that had lots of fresh mushroom in a rich red Marsala wine sauce. For a lighter taste, Veal Piccata ($19.50) is offered with a white wine sauce.

Father had the dish of the night, a beautiful plate of frenched lamb chops ($25.50). Mains come with a roasted potato and a stalk of properly steamed broccoli.

Coffee is a quality brew, and the dessert is light. A sponge cake is layered with liqueur and whipped cream and is a most soothing end to the evening.

Father commented that Vincent’s Spot was as pleasant an experience he has had at any fine dining establishment, high praise indeed considering he is a seasoned traveller.

Reservations are recommended, as the dining room fills up quickly.

A couple of hours in such a genteel setting will help you to unwind from the noisy modern world.

Vincent’s Spot

Continental Dining Room, 2496 Kingston Rd., north side at Midland Avenue.

Phone: 416-267-2778.

Wheelchair access: Washrooms in basement.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Vincent’s Spot a wonderful step back in time

Off the Eaten Track

News Jan 26, 2007 Scarborough Mirror

It’s like a step back in time. A visit to Vincent’s Spot reminds us of quieter, gentler times.

I’m sure the dining room hasn’t changed in ages, and it is small, dark and cosy. Conversations are muted. I found this a perfect place to take the parents out.

The best part is you receive full course meals at one price, so your bill doesn’t add up with little things like coffee, or bigger expenses like dessert.

Meals start with a stuffed clam oreganatto, a somewhat starchy cream sauce combined with chopped clams which is saved by the addition of fresh oregano, chillies, and breadcrumbs. The Caesar salad is divine, a perfect rendition that is mixed fresh for each table, as it should be.

The mains feature lots of protein, with veal taking up much of the menu. Mother had the shrimp Mediterranean ($22), a clean fresh dish that sauced plentiful, plump shrimp with a white wine and garlic sauce. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice set it off beautifully.

I picked Veal Marchand du Vin ($19.50), a pleasant dish that had lots of fresh mushroom in a rich red Marsala wine sauce. For a lighter taste, Veal Piccata ($19.50) is offered with a white wine sauce.

Father had the dish of the night, a beautiful plate of frenched lamb chops ($25.50). Mains come with a roasted potato and a stalk of properly steamed broccoli.

Coffee is a quality brew, and the dessert is light. A sponge cake is layered with liqueur and whipped cream and is a most soothing end to the evening.

Father commented that Vincent’s Spot was as pleasant an experience he has had at any fine dining establishment, high praise indeed considering he is a seasoned traveller.

Reservations are recommended, as the dining room fills up quickly.

A couple of hours in such a genteel setting will help you to unwind from the noisy modern world.

Vincent’s Spot

Continental Dining Room, 2496 Kingston Rd., north side at Midland Avenue.

Phone: 416-267-2778.

Wheelchair access: Washrooms in basement.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Vincent’s Spot a wonderful step back in time

Off the Eaten Track

News Jan 26, 2007 Scarborough Mirror

It’s like a step back in time. A visit to Vincent’s Spot reminds us of quieter, gentler times.

I’m sure the dining room hasn’t changed in ages, and it is small, dark and cosy. Conversations are muted. I found this a perfect place to take the parents out.

The best part is you receive full course meals at one price, so your bill doesn’t add up with little things like coffee, or bigger expenses like dessert.

Meals start with a stuffed clam oreganatto, a somewhat starchy cream sauce combined with chopped clams which is saved by the addition of fresh oregano, chillies, and breadcrumbs. The Caesar salad is divine, a perfect rendition that is mixed fresh for each table, as it should be.

The mains feature lots of protein, with veal taking up much of the menu. Mother had the shrimp Mediterranean ($22), a clean fresh dish that sauced plentiful, plump shrimp with a white wine and garlic sauce. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice set it off beautifully.

I picked Veal Marchand du Vin ($19.50), a pleasant dish that had lots of fresh mushroom in a rich red Marsala wine sauce. For a lighter taste, Veal Piccata ($19.50) is offered with a white wine sauce.

Father had the dish of the night, a beautiful plate of frenched lamb chops ($25.50). Mains come with a roasted potato and a stalk of properly steamed broccoli.

Coffee is a quality brew, and the dessert is light. A sponge cake is layered with liqueur and whipped cream and is a most soothing end to the evening.

Father commented that Vincent’s Spot was as pleasant an experience he has had at any fine dining establishment, high praise indeed considering he is a seasoned traveller.

Reservations are recommended, as the dining room fills up quickly.

A couple of hours in such a genteel setting will help you to unwind from the noisy modern world.

Vincent’s Spot

Continental Dining Room, 2496 Kingston Rd., north side at Midland Avenue.

Phone: 416-267-2778.

Wheelchair access: Washrooms in basement.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.