Having read about Swirl in the Toronto Star of all places, I had put it on my list of places to check out. The concept of wine, bread, cheeses, patés, and chacuterie into the wee hours (or any time at all, really), is vastly appealing. While this won’t be a meal replacement, Swirl’s delicious nibbles enhance a most excellent place to take friends and hang out. With by-the-glass ranging from about $6 to $15ish and food at $1, $6, and $15, it also certainly doesn’t hurt the wallet.
Notable-but-not-pictured: the Smoked Salmon & Goat Cheese and the $7 Malbec. Swirl hits the right food notes and price notes, so it’s easy to return. The chicken liver pate and crème caramel were out for our first and second visit, so obviously, a third visit is necessary!
- Swirl Wine Bar 946 1/2 Queen St. East, Toronto