One of this space's untold stories, an unexpected bond was formed under the alignment of fated conditions. I like to say that it was BamBam who brought us together, for the conversation would have never commenced without his existence.
"My friends can't believe we've only met once!" But we were about to change that.
Which was not far from the truth, as the complex offered accommodations for students on Ryerson grounds and beyond.
The restaurant's assortment of offerings could be accessed via their website, with options for placing takeout or dine-in orders on a "Mrs. Digi" platform. Behind each table was a QR code, and underneath the table number. Complimentary Wi-Fi was provided to access these services, making for a functional, menu-less experience.
The sets arrived swiftly, adopting near identical formats. I paid little attention to the cabbage slaw and dove straight for the rice of the AAA Sirloin Gyukatsu Juu. Pearl barley contributed to a coarse, chewier bite, while the savoury drizzle an instant boost of umami. Less fond were we of the capers (?) decorating the top. Their profile was slightly sour with an odd, bitter aftertaste.
We then set out for eggs and fruit. Along the way, afternoon pick-me-ups were deemed necessary.
Slowly but surely, our room booking time crept up on us. The appointment had been postponed twice already, due to residual delays throughout the day, but it was finally time to dance.