Currently in progressive launch mode, the official opening of Tomyum Wine Bar is tentatively set for October 20.
Located at 21 Grenville Street, near the College metro station, former accountant-turned-chef and owner Andy Page was inspired to open Tomyum after living in Europe and traveling through Southeast Asia, and he knew he had to bring the combinations of worldly flavors he encountered during his time abroad in Canada. He is joined by sous-chef Carl Recolaso ââof the hugely popular Ayden Kitchen and Bar in Saskatoon, Jonathan Kim, former bar chef at JaBistro Toronto, a sushi restaurant in the entertainment district, and Petra Taylor, who takes care of everything -loger. The chef trio offers popular Euro-centric dishes like Spanish Garlic Shrimp, merging them with basic Asian spices, toppings and sides like Thai basil, green curry, tom yum, and rice.
Pass for small stacked plates with flavors of Southeast Asia, like the whimsical sounding dish of The Wizard of Oz. Aptly named for its multidimensional green hues, this unique twist on a standard seaweed salad includes beans, homemade yuzu cream, and chia seeds. Are you looking for something more welcoming? Their most popular dish, Little Bird Nest is inspired by the traditional Thai dish Pad Krapow Moo and is artfully plated to show off a colorful mosaic of pink eggs, purple rice, and ground pork.
The dining room is indoors only, but features a very Instagram-friendly interior, mixing street art with Southeast Asian influence through several walls adorned with murals.
When you’re done taking photos, order an ultra-exclusive glass of old-world wine like Black Mont Rubi, a young and crisp sip with an intense purple hue and a blackberry finish. There are only five cases of this Spanish red available in Canada and Tomyum has noted four. Want more cocktail lover? Do not worry ! Tomyum also offers three innovative and Instagram-worthy cocktails that are almost too perfect to drink.
You can come and dine in the dark from Tuesday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to late.