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Per Se on Queen St. W.

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Lea Sep 26, 2007 10:48 PM

New place opening on Queen St., rather large shoes to fill?

  1. chocabot Sep 27, 2007 04:04 AM

    i don't know what's worse - a big ego or ignorance of thomas keller...

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      logicbored Sep 27, 2007 04:47 AM

      Is it definitely a Thomas Keller Per Se though? I'd find it hard to believe....

      If it is, love him or hate him I think it can only be a good thing for the culinary standing of Toronto..

      1. re: logicbored
        chocabot Sep 27, 2007 06:21 AM

        sorry, if i was unclear. i seriously doubt it's thomas keller. i was referring to the developers of this new queen st per se...

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          logicbored Sep 27, 2007 06:26 AM

          haha, I see.... the drake-ification of queen street continues...

    2. Withnail42 Sep 27, 2007 04:56 AM

      If it was him. The word would have gone out already. Just some one using the name.

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        hungryhungryanne Sep 27, 2007 06:41 AM

        I just love hype mongers.

        Their full name is "Per Se Foods" and are listed as a Grocer/Retailer.

        http://yellowpages.ca/bus/Ontario/Tor...

        Keller quietly making his mark in Toronto? I doubt it. He's far too big for our britches.

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        1. re: hungryhungryanne
          chocabot Sep 27, 2007 07:02 AM

          plus i think he'd pick a new name instead of biting off his own

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          MindGrinder Apr 22, 2008 07:54 AM

          We grabbed some stuff there over the weekend. Couscous was apparently good in the opinion of my better half. We both agreed the ribs were disastrous. Good sauce flavouring over fat on bones and nothing but.
          The Paella was strong and rich.
          Even for a quick bite though mains to take out were super spendy. With some fine tuning though a good take out dinner for two can be done for under $40.00.
          Will give it a go once more and take it from there.

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            goodcookiedrift Apr 22, 2008 09:04 AM

            I really don't think i can stomach eating at a place that bites its name (and lets face it, trying to poach reputation with some trickery) off of a world class institution.

            First Craft now Per Se? What's next? A sushi bar named Momofuku?

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