Gastronomical Tour in Toronto, Part Deux
I received such wonderful advice the last time from all the Chowhounders when I was in Toronto last year and I am back for more assistance from you foodies!
Previous thread here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/519954
Now, it's been a year and a half - are there any new places that are a MUST go sort of place? I planned on Splendido but I see that Chef Lee has left, so Nota Bene is on my list for sure.
I am debating returning to Scaramouche-it was soooo good when I went and I heard the old pastry chef is back, so might be worth it to return.
However, I only have a few days where I can actually dine out for dinner so I'll try to hit up many of these places for lunch, if I can put aside the shopping for an hour!
Please let me know of any great places that I must must visit that I don't know about!
Thanks again in advance!
This past week, I had three excellent dinners at Simple Bistro, Colborne Lane and Lai Wah Heen. ( Simple yet elegant French, Tasting menu with molecular gastronomy components and Fine Cantonese cuisine ). All of which I had posted on this board. Scroll down, take a look and see what you think?!
If you have not been to Canoe yet I would highly recommend going there. Consistently one of Toronto's best.
Nota Bene is a good choice, if he ever changes the menu I will start going again.
I recently had a great meal at Chiado as well (a modern approach to Portuguese cuisine). Highly recommend it if you love seafood.
For a fun, casual Tapas spot I would recommend Torito, was there last night and my whole party had a great time. The dishes ranged from just good to addiction inducing.
Finally, I have grown fond of the Globe Bistro over the last year. Great Canadian cuisine, and wine selections. One of a only a few restaurants in the city carrying the addicting reds from Organized Crime and Thirty Bench in Beamsville/Vineland.
Hope you have a great trip.
Sidecar on College street is quite good, not expensive and the service is very attentive.]
http://www.sidecarrestaurant.ca/ [reserve on-line
Libretto Pizzeria is also very interesting, but get there early. It's a long wait for the second seating
Two recent trips to Canoe were problematic. Maybe they get iut right for others. They failed us miserably.
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re: Charles Yu
Well if that is YOUR opinion, so be it! I have never been to Simple Bistro but now I want to give it a try.
When was the last time you tried any of my choices?
Haven't been to Lai Wah Heen in about 2 years. I do not recall being blown away by it .May be time for another visit.
Splendido is actually still very good. I prefer it to Nota Bene, in fact. Wouldn't strike it off the list yet!