For my last night in Toronto for work, one of my coworkers organized a group meal at Origin for ten of us. It was a great hideout from the day's rain, and the modern interior was surprisingly welcoming. Our long table was wooden with a topper of resin with embedded knives. I wish I could explain that better, but it is what it is! Quirky to be sure. There were silent movies playing on the TVs above the bar, and finding the washroom in the labyrinthine basement was an adventure. (Notice I said "washroom" and not "bathroom" like I kept seeing in Canada. LOL)
Since we were such a large group, they asked us to eat from a pre-determined menu to maintain a steady tapas pace. We chose the Standard Deluxe menu, at a cost of $65 (Canadian) per person. We definitely had some cocktails, but for the price we ate a TON of food!
Our servers kept the food coming at a very steady pace. The portions were large enough that we were able to each have whatever we wanted, with a little left over. The dishes that stood out to me most as my favorites were the mozzarella and pear (it was like a decadent dessert!), the perfectly cooked ribeye, and the spicy Spanish fries. I was super stuffed by the end, but I definitely feel like we got our money's worth of gourmet cuisine, and it was a fun and relaxing evening out with friends.
I later go dragged out to various bars and eventually a dance club, but Origin stands out to me as the best food I ate during my trip to Toronto.