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Forget about where we took him, where would YOU take Chef Fergus Henderson in Toronto?

Last week Fergus Henderson, Chef of St. John restaurant and author of Nose To Tail Eating/The Whole Beast, was in Toronto to act as keynote speaker at the Terroir Symposium.

www.terroirsymposium.com

As a few of us work on the organisational committee, we had the job (read: extreme pleasure) of showing him around Toronto for a few days...

Here's where we (Arlene, Rebecca, Danielle, Ivy, Malcolm, and I) decided to take him:

Beast
Marben
Langdon Hall
Lassale Farm - with Langdon Hall/Stratford Chef's School cooking
Cowbell
Parts and Labour
Le Select
Jamie Kennnedy Gilead
The Drake
The Harbord Room
Hooked... the new sustainable fishmongers
Cookbook Store
Niagara Street Cafe
Porchetta
Caplansky's

I think that it would be fair to say that we all have a bit of a meat/wine hangover...

Now the question is... what did we miss out? (Hoof excepted as it is closed for the time being

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What should we include next time?

Oh... and some pics of some of the places mentioned:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20066223...

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Niagara Street Cafe
169 Niagara St, Toronto, ON M5V1C9, CA

Le Select
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

Marben
488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E5, CA

Harbord Room
89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA

Langdon Hall
1 Langdon Drive, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8, Canada

Caplansky's
356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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  1. You forgot Burger Shack and Stockyards..

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    Burger Shack
    233 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R1A9, CA

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    1. re: petek

      Ya see... I knew we would have overlooked some places...

      1. re: Non Doctor

        Sorry,those are just a couple of my favorites.
        Maybe Guu or Kaji? I don't see any Asian on your list/

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        Guu
        398 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2A2, CA

    2. Sultan's Tent.

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      Sultan's Tent
      49 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B3, CA

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      1. re: Herb

        why? for the mostly mediocre food?

      2. Looks like you have missed a whole bunch if you are looking at Chowhound ..........

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/765205

        1. I'm more curious about what he thought of the restaurants you did take him to... any reviews?

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          1. re: LearningHow

            A number of the visits were to see old friends and/or past stages from Fergus and Trevor's restaurants.

            There was also a mission to introduce him to some of the young Chefs who were invoved in the Terroir symposium.

            As far as I am aware they were most impressed with both Toronto's food and hospitality.

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