Thursday, October 23, 2014

REVIEW | Patois - Get a little taste of everything on the menu with The Whole Shebang!

I'm down to try any restaurant that allows you to order the entire menu and Patois' Jamaican Chinese fusion menu definitely sealed the deal. It's certainly nice to have a restaurant that's open on a Monday and takes reservation in the Dundas St. West neighbourhood.

Being able to make reservations makes life a whole lot easier even though the restaurant wasn't packed on a Monday night at 6 pm. Their reservation system even emails you to remind you of your upcoming reservation but we had no problems remembering as Patois has been on our hit list for quite some time now. 

There is an assortment of drinks and cocktails to choose from but I went with the classic Ting to bring me back to the feeling of being away on an island somewhere much hotter than Toronto.

As advertised, you can order "The Whole Shebang" for $99.99, which includes the entire menu (half orders of the O.G Fried Chicken and Juicy Jerk Chicken)! I would definitely recommend getting The Whole Shebang if you're going with a group of people so that everyone can have a taste of everything. 

From left: Festival Dumpling Battered Onion Rings, Chinese "Pineapple" Bun Burger, Jamaican Coleslaw, Kimchi Potstickers "pierogi style" & Jamaican Patty Double Down

O.G Fried Chicken with Watermelon Pickle & Juicy Jerk Chicken
A word of caution is that the Jerk Chicken definitely has a kick to it and of the five people dining that night, only one person was able to eat it without gulping down a big glass of water!

Ackee N' Saltfish 

Dirty Fried Rice

Seaweed Waldorf Salad

O.G Fried Cauliflower and Watermelon Pickle

I found a lot of the "fusion" came from the seasoning of the dishes and not so much from the components of the dish itself. A personal favourite was the O.G Fried Cauliflower and Pineapple Bun Burger.

The menu says that The Whole Shebang is a good amount for 3-4 people. We had a group of 5 that night and with the upgrade to the full order of O.G Fried Chicken and Juicy Jerk, we all left with very satisfied stomachs!

In addition to the regular menu, they also have specials that you can order in addition to The Whole Shebang or on its own so be sure to ask your waiter/waitress what the specials are when you're there.

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