|Rooftop Bar @ 21C|
We started the evening at the cocktail bar on the 11th floor, which was far less crowded than it usually is, according to the staff and what I've heard about the popularity of the spot. We hit it on a Tuesday at about 6:30-7:30, which was a nice time to go.
Downstairs at Metropole, our Restaurant Week menu choices were limited to either of two appetizers -- a simple green salad or seared octopus -- we selected the latter, pictured here.
|Seared Octopus with Garnishes|
For dessert, no choice -- just the Dark Chocolate Tart, which was an interesting combination of flavors (it included sea salt, olive oil, white chocolate ice cream and candied olive -- very unusual!). I also enjoyed some of their French press coffee with the tart.
While Restaurant Week is a great way to get people in the door, I think it's best viewed as an introduction to (or reminder about) some of the city's best offerings. Once you see the regular menu -- at least at Metropole -- you'll likely want to come back and have a chance to partake of the whole range of intriguing choices. This works at any of the participating eateries, of course, but I think you'll be especially interested in what Metropole is dishing out.
We'll definitely return!