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leslievillian Feb 16, 2008 04:51 AM

We are thinking about heading out to Michael Potter's restaurant tonight and am wondering if anyone has been lately and has suggestions? I believe he only does tasting menus in the off season (which is just perfect)...

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    aphie RE: leslievillian Feb 16, 2008 01:38 PM

    We were there around Christmas time and it was wonderful. There was only a $38 3 course prix fixe available (although you may be able to reserve for a tasting menu). Everything we had was delicious, especially the quail and foie gras appetizer.

    1. kawarthagirl RE: leslievillian Feb 16, 2008 02:26 PM

      Let us know how it was!

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        leslievillian RE: kawarthagirl Feb 19, 2008 03:47 PM

        Well...we couldn't go! We called (obviously last minute) only to find out that Chef was in Toronto for some sort of event. We were pretty upset about it all but look forward to when we can make it out there in the future!

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          Googs RE: leslievillian Feb 20, 2008 08:28 AM

          I haven't been to Harvest lately, but I note that I'm not the only one to complain about the service there. Last I checked, they still haven't been able to address the problem. You can't have a relaxing tasting menu with wine pairings when everything, and I mean everything, is served under temperature and out of sync. While the food is indeed great it's best paired with proper service.

          Please consider Bloomfield Carriage House where they get everything right from top to bottom. One of the best dining nights out hubby and I have ever had.
          http://www.bloomfieldcarriagehouse.com/

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            violetplant RE: Googs Feb 21, 2008 03:04 PM

            I heartily agree that the service was the pits. We were there a year ago for my 40th birthday...decided to spend the big bucks on a tasting menu and felt we wasted our money. The atmosphere was like being at the Keg. Really wanted to do some wine pairings with the local wines but had no assistance from the staff - ended up being my own sommelier. Some of the food was interesting but didn't knock our socks off. The only memorable item was the wild boar chop which was really delish.

            This past year our birthday dinner was in Young's Point at the Old Bridge Inn which was a wonderful experience and half the price of Harvest!

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              torontofoodiegirl RE: Googs Feb 21, 2008 08:01 PM

              Looks like it's closed for the winter (although was open Valentine's weekend).

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                kawarthagirl RE: torontofoodiegirl Feb 22, 2008 04:50 AM

                Yup - Chef is on vacation! :)

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                  Googs RE: kawarthagirl Feb 22, 2008 08:48 AM

                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/489846

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                    kawarthagirl RE: Googs Feb 22, 2008 12:26 PM

                    Young's Point at the Old Bridge Inn is what I was referring to... :)

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              estufarian RE: leslievillian Feb 20, 2008 08:42 AM

              I think he's cooking at Spoke Club until end of March, when he will return to harvest.

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