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Hard Rock Cafe Toronto's New Menu Items Hit all the Right Notes

Last night, I dropped into the Hard Rock Cafe Toronto to sample some of their new menu items, and was impressed!


The Wall of Power anchors the Hard Rock Cafe Toronto.

The soaring Wall of Power anchors the airy, fun room in the Hard Rock Cafe Toronto.

Last night, I dropped into the Hard Rock Cafe Toronto to sample some of their new menu items, and was impressed!

Started off with the HRC Chicken Lettuce Wraps, which the kitchen aced.

A huge platter comes loaded with sparklingly fresh raw veg – iceberg lettuce leaves; marinated, julienned carrot; bean sprouts; marinated ‘salad’ of red pepper, cucumber and onion – along with crisp wonton noodles.

Served with that is diced roast-chicken breast tossed with mushrooms, garlic, ginger and toasted sesame seeds.

Tear off a hunk of lettuce, place a spoonful(s) of the chicken onto it, accessorize at your whim (my faves were the carrot and cuke/pepper salad), garnish with Asian peanut or sweet ’n’ sour sauce (the peanut rules!).

Roll up. Consume.

Voila – A healthy, carb-free app, delivering big flavours and crisp/crunchy texture. Who knew a shrine to rock ’n’ roll would also be a temple of wrap ’n’ roll?

On to the entrée, a huge chicken breast, grilled to succulence and topped with a thick ’n’ winey marsala sauce.

Along for the ride is a tangle of spaghettini jazzed with garlic, romano cheese, mushrooms and fresh spinach leaves – and beside that, a grilled ratatouille. Generous, and deeply satisfying.

At dessert, decadence reigns, with a rich peanut butter/chocolate pie, served in a medium-sized drinking glass.

Anchored by the soaring Wall of Power, whose screens blast non-stop rock videos, and boasting a sleek decor (earth tones, acres of polished wood and, of course, oodles of fascinating rock-star memorabilia), the airy room is as fun as ever.

For groups, the upstairs private lounge accommodates 300 people (reception style), 100 (seated dinner) and 130 (theatre style).

The main-floor restaurant is available for buyouts.

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