Top 10 Food Experiences in Toronto
I realise there have been similar posts before this, but I'm trying to find a more updated list.
I want to have one special culinary experience a month for the rest of the year. I'm starting with Eigensinn Farm next week. (YAY!)
What would your recommendations be for another 10 for the rest of the year?
I enjoy different cuisines and am not fussed about the kind of food as long as it's delicious and:
1) Meat should be free of hormones and antibiotics. If not, there should be genuine vegetarian or seafood options.
2) Ideally located within reach of public transport or a short cab ride from public transport. (We don't own a car)
Thank you in advance.
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There has been some pretty interesting press surrounding Hashimoto lately. It won't come cheap, but Chatto thinks the full kaiseki experience is pretty spectacular:
- Another Japanese alternative might be omokase at Sushi Kaji too
- I can't report directly on either, but it sounds like you're looking for fantasy-file material and both of these would be on my list
Eigensinn and Hashimoto! Money must not be a big concern on this adventure of yours. Maybe you should consider trying some Chinese delicacies one month. Lai Wah Heen would be a good option for this.
P.S. I think there are lots of hounds who would love to hear you report back on your upcoming meal at Eigensinn.
I have heard really good things about Lai Wah Heen - will look it up, thanks. Have heard that Lai Toh Heen - which is closer to where I live is also amazing.
Will also report back on Eigensinn.
When I do this adventure once a week then I will say, quite happily, that money is not a big concern! :)
What a fantastic idea! Hashimoto is so high up on my list but it needs to a "BIG" occasion - I'd love to hear a report on that - actually, you should keep this thread running to post notes about all your experiences.
First off, because it's just so stunningly delicious, you MUST go to Buca for the funghi pizza. I've posted so much about it that I'm even starting to get tired of my own recommendation but it really is THAT good.
Perhaps some JK Frites or Susur's Singapore slaw at the Brickworks market once it opens. I'd have suggested a taste of maple syrup but it's not easily accessible without a car. Too bad you just missed the "Not Far from the Tree" at Dufferin Grove this past week-end. I'm also thinking about a summertime gelato one warm summer evening - maybe someone can post their favourite flavour from Hollywood Gelato or Il Gelaterie.
I just had the 10-course tasting menu at Colborne Lane last night and I have to say, it was one of my top 10 food experiences, ever. The courses ranged from good to amazing, with only one or two being just 'good'. A surprise standout was the fois gras with dried bananas; the parsnip (I think) soup was equally fantastic. It's not cheap, but it was definitely worth it. I'd recommend it to anyone.
The regular 10 course tasting is $129 if I remember right....but if you're going for experiences...you might as well get the 15 course kitchen tasting. Can't remember how much it was....last I heard it was $150, but I would think they raised it to $180 or something like that now.
I say also check out Rundles, Langdon Hall, and Scaramouche while you're at it.
1 Langdon Drive, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8, Canada