Located on the corner of Adelaide and John, Figo (@) is the newest addition to INK Entertainment’s ever-expanding restaurant and club empire.
Owned by Hanif Harji and Charles Khabouth, their other restaurants include Patria, Byblos and NAO Steakhouse, to name a few. While the food may differ from restaurant to restaurant, they all have one thing in common: a stunning interior. I fell in love with Figo’s space upon walking through their doors.
While the space is primarily decorated in white, there are beautiful details which bring it all together. The high ceilings with the beautiful roses painted on them definitely caught my eye. I was invited for brunch over the weekend and the benefit of eating at Figo during the day is that you get to take advantage of all the sunlight that comes in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The food here is Italian-inspired and according to their website, “Executive Chef Anna Chen brings her own distinctive take on Italian cuisine using contemporary techniques. At FIGO, our approach is simple; source the best ingredients possible and prepare them in an uncomplicated and modern way.”
The brunch menu consists of Italian pastries, including bombolones, cannoli’s and assorted cookies, salads, pizzas and breakfast dishes like frittatas and baked eggs. And if you like a little booze with your brunch, they’ve got you covered with a selection of brunch cocktails.
Here’s a look at some of their offerings:
Punch Americano – Cocchi Americano, Cocchi Rosa, Bacardi Superior, vino bianco, white cranberry, fresh lemon, Peychauds, Angostura. Available by the glass for $15 or decanter for $60 (serves four). Dangerously delicious!
Zucchini Fritti – with lemon crema fresca, honey
Burrata – with melon, huckleberry, crispy bread
Mushroom Pizza – with caramelized onions, cacciocavalo, potato, watercress, truffle
Chicken Puccia – pancetta, preserved tomato, slaw, mustard aioli
Eggs Benedict – pepperonata, tomato focaccia, hollandaise, smashed potato
Pancakes – maple syrup, mascarpone
Tiramisu – chocolate, coffee, mascarpone
Panna Cotta – vanilla, elderflower jelly, blueberries
We certainly ate like kings! My personal highlights included the Zucchini Fritti, Mushroom Pizza, Eggs Benedict and Tiramisu. You can’t come to Figo without ordering the zucchini fritti! The thin slices of fried zucchini were incredibly light and crispy with its fantastic tempura batter. The drizzle of honey gave it a nice sweetness and I loved the subtle lemon crema. I could’ve easily polished a whole order on my own. They were crazy addictive.
There are a lot of great pizza joints in the city which makes it harder and harder to be impressed so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Figo’s mushroom pizza. The thin crust was topped with deep, earthy mushrooms which was complemented perfectly with the sweet caramelized onions. The pizza was topped with a heaping pile of watercress which provided it with a nice freshness. A total home run! The eggs benedict was another standout. The egg was perfectly poached with a gooey centre and I loved the flavour punch from the pepperonata. So delicious!
Like what you see? Brunch is served from 10:30am every Sunday. Don’t miss out!
*This was a complimentary meal. The opinions in the post, as always, are my own.*