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steam23 Jul 7, 2007 04:53 AM

I just got back from a trip to Germany, Austria and Hungary. We ate some wonderful food, and now I'm wondering where to go in Toronto for similar fare. In Hungary particularly, there were some great game restauants with lots of venison, and wild boar, which left me hungry for more. What are the best places for Bavarian and Hungarian food in the GTA?

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    foodieinTO Jul 16, 2007 04:49 PM

    Country Style on Bloor St. in the Annex is good.

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      heungjiu73 Jul 14, 2007 08:46 PM

      there was an episode of street eats that covered Hungarian food a while back:


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      1. re: heungjiu73
        steam23 Jul 16, 2007 04:27 PM

        I'm thinking we're going to make a trip to the Coffee Mill soon. Get a nice Chicken Papricash and maybe a Palacsinta for desert:)

        I'm also really keen to find some Bavarian cuisine in T.O. Particularly I had a Pork knuckle with Potato Dumpling and dark beer sauce that I need to have again!

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        hungry_pangolin Jul 8, 2007 09:18 AM

        Mr Hungarian in Newmarket is very good for traditional Hungarian fare. I don't recall any game on the menu, but there was more than the usual suspects. On a previous thread, someone recommended a newish place around Yonge and Davisville called Elisabeth's.

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          Livingtoeat Jul 7, 2007 10:12 AM

          The Country Inn in Unionville isn't too bad. I remember my dad ordering venision there once. Nice way to spend a warm summer evening...wandering around Historic Unionville then eating schnitzel!!


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            estragon Jul 7, 2007 08:43 AM

            Unfortunately, real game is illegal in Canada -- you can only serve farm-raised venison and wild boar. There's a wild boar farm (a bit of a contradiction in terms) in Prince Edward County, and some restaurants in town are serving it.
            As for hearty Central European fare, there ain't much left, since most of the goulash palaces on Bloor St. closed down in the early 90s. The Coffee Mill in Yorkville does a nice schnitzel and goulash soup, still served by older Hungarian ladies.

            Coffee Mill
            99 Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R3K5, CA

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            1. re: estragon
              ishmael Jul 7, 2007 12:06 PM

              While it is true that "wild" game served in restaurants must be raised on a farm, there are two notable exceptions. Both Muskox and Caribou are available from culls of the herds in the Canadian north. These culls are done under government control and are therefore legal to be served in restaurants.

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              Gary Jul 7, 2007 06:47 AM

              There's "Amadeus Bavarian Beer Stube" on Richmond, which has gotten okay reviews over the past year or so. It's supposed to be Austrian / Bavarian type food and environment. I am not qualified to comment on its authenticity...

              Here's an old-ish review: http://toronto.com/restaurants/articl...

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                ishmael Jul 7, 2007 07:15 AM

                Unfortunately Amadeus closed down not too long ago. Not enough lovers of Austrian food in TO to keep it going.

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                  Gary Jul 7, 2007 08:37 AM

                  Oh, oops. I kept meaning to go there and didn't. I guess I'm partly responsible.

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