From my experience, Valentine’s Day is one of those occasions that can polarize people. As a hopeless romantic, I tend to fall into the group that loves to spoil my friends and family with chocolates and roses because I like to believe that a day to celebrate love is a beautiful thing. When it comes to celebrating with Julio, on our first Valentine’s Day together as a couple, I found a florist who could import blue orchids (his favourite) in the middle of winter and had them delivered. Now that we’re married, and beginning a new chapter together, I have to think beyond flowers and designer bags in order to create memories that we can hold onto forever. Enjoying a beautiful meal in a romantic setting is the perfect way to celebrate this year, and it is why we are choosing to enjoy AGO’s FRANK Restaurant together.
“The Frank Gehry-designed restaurant, much like the rest of the transformed AGO, plays with light, space and materials to create a contemporary, inviting setting. The restaurant welcomes up to 130 guests, and features Douglas fir wood paneling walls, and a signature Gehry zig-zag bar to create a warm, vibrant atmosphere.”
Running Friday, February 12 & Saturday, February 13, The Valentine’s Day menu will showcase the restaurant’s food expertise and their ability to create a one-of-a-kind experience.
Valentine’s Day Menu
Valentine’s Day Dinner Prix Fixe Menu
Friday, February 12 & Saturday, February 13
$85 per guest (exclusive of taxes and gratuity)
$100 per guest (includes recommended wine pairing plus taxes and gratuity)
burnt calamansi, honeycrisp apple, borage, butter froth
Domaine Chotard Sancerre 2014 Loire Valley, France
yuk hwe beef tartar
quail egg, pickled pear, radish, kimchi, popcorn, grilled ciabatta
Boroli Barbera d’Alba 2013 Piedmont, Italy
smoked sabayon, caviar, king oyster mushroom, blueberry gastrique
Ca’ del Baio Valgrande Barbaresco 2012 Piedmont, Italy
roasted buttercup squash, port plums, girolles, chestnut, coffee
Coldstream Pinot Noir 2012 Yarra Valley, Australia
parsnip purée, golden sultanas, charred scallion, lardo, daylily flowers
Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay 2013 Monterey County, California
dark chocolate ganache
orange chinotto parfait, cocoa crisp
Stratus Red Icewine 2013 Niagara-on-the-Lake
poached pear tarte Tatin
toffee, custard ice cream, Lillet Blanc gastrique, lavender
Executive Chef: Renée Bellefeuille
Chef de Cuisine: John Romick
Sommelier: Mark Moffatt
To make you reservation today, Talk to FRANK at 416 979 6688.
Or if you prefer the convenience of reservations online, you can book your table using the Online Reservation System
Of all the incredible Valentine’s Day meals in the city of Toronto, this is the one I am most excited about and it is why I have made my reservation for Friday the 12th with Julio. Make sure to make your reservation as soon as possible, as space is limited, and you don’t want to miss the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
To join in on the social media conversation, make sure to follow @AGOon Twitter & Instagram. Make sure to share your beautiful #ValentinesDay experience with them by tagging your photos of your favourite dishes from the Prix Fixe Menu above! And of course, make sure to say hi if you spot Julio & I!
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Photos: AGO’s FRANK Restaurant
Please remember to enjoy responsibly and never drink and drive