Have you heard about the Harbord Room's social media contest?

Location: Toronto, Canada
Address: 89 Harbord Street

In these increasingly competitive times, it's difficult for most restaurants to make a name for themselves. For the Harbord Room, not only are they known, but they have also thrived. In February 2015 they will be celebrating their 7 year anniversary!

To mark this milestone they will be offering a special 7-course menu, featuring their best selling dishes for $77. Their iconic burger will likely be part of their menu, but I hope their freshly made ricotta doughnuts will be as well.

Contest Details

Additionally, they are also running a contest on social media. The prize is something I hope to experience - a private dinner prepared by Cory Vitiello along with six friends! But, if I'm not lucky enough to win, I hope to hear about it from you!

How to Enter:

  1. Post a picture of your favourite memory (dish, party or cocktail) from the restaurant or repost the image of the burger above on Twitter or Instagram
  2. Tag it with #theharbordroom7
For me, there are two memories both with their individual merits. My best food experience at the Harbord Room was during the Zomato launch. We were spoilt with a rich five-course meal complete with sides. The meal ranged from a stick-to-your-ribs partridge pot-pie topped with a generous slice of foie gras to a lighter grouper and fruit ceviche. You can read the full experience here.

On the other hand, my best experience with the restaurant's space happened a few years ago (sadly, before I started blogging about my meals). My husband and I had simpler fare consisting of their famous burger, a po-boy and those amazing ricotta doughnuts. They were all delicious and satisfying, but what made this memory stand out was the experience.

It was a beautiful summer day so we definitely wanted to sit on the patio. There was only one table left and we were warned that it was under the air conditioner so it could be loud. Indeed, there was the whirr in the background, but for us it just helped to drown out the crowd. Instead, all we could concentrate on was the shining sun and us enjoying it in the shade cooled by a slight breeze, Sure the delicious food helped. But, being able to enjoy food with someone you love, in beautiful weather and in a tranquil setting makes it that much better.  

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