HEY LUCY RESTAURANT
440 Bloor Street West, The Annex, Toronto On., M5S2N5 (416) 967-9670Went to Hey Lucy after wandering through the annex on a late Saturday afternoon in May. It is located on Bloor Street just west of Spadina.
It has a large patio on the side and the clientele is quite mixed. It has a variety of seating including booths, a long bar with funky bar stools and high tables.
The menu is quite simple and consists of typical apps, sharing plates, pastas, sandwiches and wood oven pizza.
We started with calamari fritti. They were nicely cooked and spiced and were delicious.
We shared a nice bottle of Valpolicella Classico.
For his main my son Thomas selected a panini which consisted of turkey, ham and bacon on a crisp fresh bread. It was accompanied by very tasty sweet potato fries and a spicy mayo. It was a satisfying combination.
I selected a penne with large shrimp in a rose cream sauce. The shrimp were large and very good, the sauce was smooth and the penne were rather ordinary. It was accompanied by a garlic crustini and a copious addition of ground mozzarella.
I spoke briefly to the chef who explained the complexity of the wood oven which was the centre of the open kitchen. He said it could cook pretty well anything very efficiently and quickly. You could feel the heat of it several feet away from the kitchen. Next time I will make a point of trying one of their wood oven pizzas.