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Most expensive in Toronto - quick question

Food Tourist Mar 20, 2008 08:57 AM

My colleague heard a rumour that claims there is an astronomically priced (over $200) restaurant with a name that sounds like Paradis somewhere in downtown Toronto. Is this true? (The Paradis I know offers a cheap French meal.) I suggested Eigensinn, Susur, Splendido, Kaji, etc. but she said no.

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    Yum2MyTum RE: Food Tourist Mar 20, 2008 09:01 AM

    Perigee in the Distillery District. Tasting menu is very expensive.

    1. TorontoJo RE: Food Tourist Mar 20, 2008 09:01 AM

      Perigee, in the Distillery District. The menu is now a la carte, but they may still have a chef's menu on request that is over $100. Yes, it is in the top two most expensive restaurants in the city. I think it's a toss up between Perigee and Splendido.

      ETA: I forgot that the kitchen table menu at Colborne Lane is $140. So that's right up there, as well.

      1. Food Tourist RE: Food Tourist Mar 20, 2008 09:05 AM

        Thank you! I don't know how I could forget my one forgettable meal there...

        1. skylineR33 RE: Food Tourist Mar 20, 2008 09:19 AM

          The most expensive meal you can get in Toronto probably is from Lai Wah Heen.

          - supreme shark fin
          - japanese abalone
          - one main dish per person
          - swallow nest dessert

          It is well over $300 mark before drink.

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            pinstripeprincess RE: skylineR33 May 15, 2008 11:41 AM

            i'm going to counter with the 3 week advance ordering of a $500 meal from hashimoto.

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              skylineR33 RE: pinstripeprincess May 15, 2008 12:22 PM

              wow, $500 ?! I like Hashimoto but I still have to question, what do they serve with this price provided their official price is only $150 ? Most of the top/famous/michelin kaiseki places in Tokyo do not even hit this mark or even half !

              And $300 can barely buy one decent size abalone in some top places in HK that is good enough for one person of one course.

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                pinstripeprincess RE: skylineR33 May 15, 2008 12:39 PM

                like his regular menu, this is all specially sourced from japan and he won't do it with less than 3 weeks notice.

                all of this though is word of mouth from a man who had travelled to toronto from hk and dined there the night before my dining partner and i sat beside him at the kaji bar. with all the awe, we still neglected to ask what exactly he had be served. he did enjoy it quite a bit though.

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                  skylineR33 RE: pinstripeprincess May 15, 2008 12:51 PM

                  Hopefully the meal includes sanda beef, kinki and torafugu! Haha.

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            Apprentice RE: Food Tourist Mar 20, 2008 09:32 AM

            The $250 "Taste of Perigee" menu is not available anymore since Pat Riley left the helm. That was a 20-25 course meal over 4-5 hours.

            Skyline...is that LWH meal worth it?

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              skylineR33 RE: Apprentice Mar 20, 2008 11:20 AM

              I think it is worth while to spend this kind of money on great quality shark fin, dried abalone and swallow nest, or at least try it once. The raw ingradient of them (the good quality one that you can get from a chinese dried stock store) are already very expensive. There are so many different kinds, for example, it can get up to like $1000 or more just to buy a abalone ingradient(portion for one person).

              But of course, not everyone appreciate it.

              LWH is on the expensive side on these items, it is hotel setting and 'good' service (even some complains about their service lately), but well, good quality one are always expensive either you have it in here or elsewhere in Asia.

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                Apprentice RE: skylineR33 Mar 20, 2008 11:46 AM

                Thanks. I was looking for positive feedback from you before considering it. I'll definitely add it to my "to dine" list.

            2. mlukan RE: Food Tourist Mar 20, 2008 10:21 AM

              Perigee, must be it. I went with my bro and GF and it was $520 for the 3 of us. It could have been more if all of us would have had the wine pairing. The most pretentious staff I have ever seen but it was an amazing meal, turned me on to fois gras.

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                OnDaGo RE: mlukan Mar 20, 2008 11:02 AM

                I was there with one other person had the tasting with the wine pairing and it was over almost $700 with tip... no extras were ordered..

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                grilledcheese RE: Food Tourist Mar 20, 2008 12:41 PM

                I think Harbour 60 can get up there.

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                  JToronto RE: Food Tourist May 16, 2008 10:29 AM

                  I used the think it was Susur but recently had dinner for 2, tasting menu with wine pairings, at Splendido for $650. It was a special occasion but, boy, I need to work a few more years before repeating that experience!

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                    skylineR33 RE: JToronto May 16, 2008 10:42 AM

                    Has this thread become the "most expensive meal you have in Toronto" ? I thought it is about "most expensive meal in Toronto". Clearly, it is 1st place - Hashimoto ($500), 2nd place LWH (above $300) per person for now. All these are before tax, drink and tip, just the food.

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