Visiting Mexican Chef
If anyone feels that there is a dearth of Mexican in the city, I just thought I'd mention that a renown Mexican chef, Pilar Cabrera, from Oaxaca, is in town for the month. She was at the Hot and Spicy food fest Iron Chef competition on labour day weekend.
She's doing meals and workshops from what I can tell:
Frida Restaurant, Sept 16
Frank Restaurant, Art Gallery of Ontario, Sept 21
Nella Cucina Cooking School, Sept 22 & 24
Veritas Local Fare, Sept 23
Torito Tapas Bar, Sept 28
http://www.toritorestaurant.com/index.php (todavia no está promoviendo)
The Chef’s House, Sept 29
http://www.thechefshouse.com (todavia no está promoviendo)
Friends were at the Veritas event last night and said it was a complete waste of money, in terms of both food and service. They spend 3 months in Mexico every winter and so I passed this info along to them. They were so excited and booked immediately. Too bad, sounds like the chose the wrong resto.
The dinner at Frida last night was fantastic! Chef Pilar's mole negro was awe-inspiring.
Anyone who's able to attend any of the remaining dinners should do so, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
We've already got tickets for the Chef's House dinner, and we might stop in at Torito the night before as well.