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May 12, 2010 02:40 PM

Toronto's hotel dining will be very interesting

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  1. I'm looking forward to all the new (and high-profile) launches..! Exciting. Also: more late-night dining options!!

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      1. I think the Toronto food scene is as exciting as it's ever been in my lifetime - loving the indie coffee shops, a plethora of solid new restaurants in the past couple of years (Buca, Malena, Origin), exciting fun spots like Guu, a growing number of authentic thin crust pizzerias, a continuing range of multi-cultural options scattered throughout, etc. The idea of some pedigreed NY-based chefs coming to town, a trio of them to boot, is truly exciting. In particular, I'm a huge fan of Jean-Georges - I've eaten at about 6 of his restaurants over the years and I love, love, love them. And I agree with jlunar, a few more late night chow destinations at times other than TIFF will be most welcome and will elevate the food scene even more.

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        1. re: peppermint pate

          Agree with your JG comment! His $28 lunch at his 3* NYC restaurant was amazing value!!
          If he can introduce something like that to Toronto, the line-up will extend to Hamilton! Ha!!

            1. re: Notorious P.I.G.

              Me too! But I need to bring along some 'Crestor' for the cholesterol! Ha!

            2. re: Charles Yu

              I'm betting that JG's restaurant will be more like The Market restaurant (in a couple of markets like Vancouver and Boston) than his 3-star flagship.

              I know Daniel Boulud opened up Bar Boulud in London's Mandarin Oriental Hotel. I wonder if he did come to the FS, if that is what the restaurant will be inspired from.

              1. re: Eastwind

                You're probably right about JG but they will still have the lunch deal which is all I really want anyway.

          1. That is great news. I used to be a regular at Vong, Vongerichten's place at the Mandarin in Hong Kong. It wasn't always successful, but it was always interesting. I would love to see him open something here.