We (wife and I) were recently part of a wonderful experience here at Toast Kitchen and Wine Bar. As part of a small wedding party attending a rehearsal dinner we were seated in the cozy upstairs room. The tables were nicely set and our drink orders were taken immediately.
As we chatted and sipped the wait staff brought out various tapas beginning with a small cracker and cheese board. The next few plates included small endive leaves with beet, mandarin orange and goat cheese; and my favorite, shrimp with cheese grits.
For a starter I had the seasonal soup, a pumpkin bisque- it was smooth and light with a subtle hint of anise flavor on the back. Nice. For the Entree I selected the crunchy pulled pork- the flavors were excellent, the meat was moist and finished with tasty outer char crunch. Laurie had the scallops, they also received high marks from the folks who ordered them.
For dessert I ordered the pumpkin spiced creme brulee. This was a small cream portion in a shallow ramekin with a perfectly caramelized top. Just the right amount of food.
My glance at the wine list suggested that they have a fine cellar, Laurie really enjoyed her Chenin Blanc. The service was prompt, friendly and accommodating. Everyone had a marvelous time, cheers to you Toast!
5102 Baum Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15224