Help! North T.O. caterer or prepared meals?
Hi, It's Thursday afternoon and I've got to have a fancy dinner at home for 4 people on Friday night (tomorrow). I have a day job so can't start cooking, or even shopping, until tomorrow afternoon.
I just called Pusateri's and they won't take an order for their pre-made meals after 2pm if required for the next day, and also they only do pre-mades for parties of 8 or more.
Any ideas? I live at Yonge and Sheppard. One other thing - the guests are very "meat and potatoes" types, so I can't do sushi, seafood or even pasta!
Help! One other site I looked up is Freshman's on Mount Pleasant - any opinions on that or any other place?
Try calling Chapman's Essential Foods at Bayview and Yorkmills- they might be able to help on shorter notice: http://www.torontolife.com/guide/food/prepared-food/chapmans-essential-foods/
Or try calling Wanda's in the Kitchen with Dinah ( Koo & co is Dinah's catering part) (Mt Pleasant north of Eg) : http://www.torontolife.com/guide/food/prepared-food/wandas-in-the-kitchen-with-dinah/
How fancy is a fancy dinner for you? Several high end restaurants in the North end will do take-out, such as Auberge du Pommier (probably $75/person, at least) and Oliver & Bonacini (closer to the $40-50/person range), if you call them in advance. Here's the O & B website- click on their "take away" menu option: http://www.oliverbonacini.com/obcg_bayview.html
If you think your guests would be ok with veal or chicken parmigiana, etc. (closer to $20-25/ person), you could order take-out from Mezza Notte. They also do catering. http://www.mezzanotte.ca/menus.html#c...
Chapman's is closer, but I would go with Wanda's...Dinah -- great suggestion! You can get some very good crab cakes and a salad to start, then for the main, she has roasted Cumbrae's chickens stuffed with a couple of different options. Sides include roasted potatoes and roasted veggies, along with a bunch of choices of different salads (pasta, grains, etc.). Just be warned that Wanda's prices are not cheap. And dessert from Wanda's side of the store is usually very, very good!
Wanda's is my favourite place to stop when I'm in a hurry and need to bring something to a party;) The spring rolls and mini butter tarts(with/without nuts/raisins) are delicious, too!
Everything I have tried has been delicious, but pricey! I'm always a little surprised by the total on the cash register.
Wow these are great ideas - thanks a ton!
Wanda's sounds the most appealing so far (so does the Pastifico place but they don't do pasta)
O&B is out of my price range I think but that makes me think of something else - has anyone been to the wolfgang puck place at Yonge and Sheppard? Do they do food?
I'll report back on where I end up - right now it's a toss between Wandas and Chapmans, but if anyone has any more keep 'em coming!