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Return of Cafe Brussel!!!!

Roger is back!

He's working on a new restaurant at Queen and Waverly due to open in July.

I am very excited about this.

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  1. Update? Is it open yet or to be opened?

    Brussels Bistro
    1975A Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1J1 416-694-0004

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    1. re: mskatsam

      Spoke with Roger today, and he says "2 weeks on the safe side".

      I was calling him because, in his former capacity with Saucier Foods, he was the "meat pie king" of T.O.

      Now I will have to resuscitate my years-old thread "ISO meat pies"!

      1. re: non sequitur

        Not only meat pies but quiche, croissants, danish, tarts, etc etc.

        I will miss him at the Farmers Market but this new venture makes up for it.

        Cheers

        1. re: mnajji

          Woodbine is not Far East, just below where I used to be on Danforth , ten minutes from the old place

          1. re: rogerwils

            Weren't you at Broadview and Danforth? It might be 10 minutes to Broadview and Queen but Woodbine?

            1. re: mnajji

              Woodbine is a piece of cake. I'd recommend leaving the car at home, though.

              1. re: Googs

                It has just clicked where Waverley is! Great, somewhere good in the Beach.

                1. re: mariecollins

                  Does anyone have any hints about where to park in that neighbourhood?

                  1. re: Herne

                    Parking, and "the beach" don't really go together (much like food, and "the beach" until now, I hope). Mainly you have to park on Queen if you can get a spot but there is a huge lot at Woodbine park. There is also a green P at Lee but you're looking at a bit of a walk from each - less from the green p.

                    1. re: Herne

                      Maybe park behind the movie theatre and enjoy the walk :-)

              1. re: Googs

                Is this the same guy from the original Cafe Brussels on Broadview? I remember going soon after it opened (in the late 80's?) and having the beers with special glasses and snacks.

                1. re: mariecollins

                  Yes same guy!

                  Opening is planned for mid to late July.

                  The menu is going to be much like it was and I can't wait!!!!

                  He had the best mussels and frites in town. And champer selection.

              2. I went there all the time. We are excited! His wine menu was amazing. Loved amuse as well.....too bad. What's taking Roger so long? Diana.

                1. My fingers are crossed that it will be open this coming weekend. Update please.

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                  1. re: mskatsam

                    I'm thinking he'll wait until the jazz festival is over.

                  2. Thank You for that, i really appreciate it

                    I will open on July 31

                    hope to see you , regards

                    Roger

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                    1. re: rogerwils

                      My bf will be so excited to learn about the date you will be back in action. He adored your bouillabaisse.

                        1. re: rogerwils

                          Looking forward to trying your Carbonnade / Stoverij. Do you make it with tomato or hot mustard?

                          1. re: currycue

                            a little tomato, it will be in a special here and there, not on my regular menu this time,
                            Roger

                          2. re: rogerwils

                            Aww, you should do a soft opening for those of us on this thread! (Plus I return to Miami on the 30th). I hope it's a great success!

                            PS - this is my first ever visit to Toronto without a meat pie, now that roger has made his exit from wholesale permanent.

                            1. re: non sequitur

                              I've heard good things about the pies at Bristol Yard.

                              1. re: MissBingBing

                                no more pies, i made those when I had Saucier Foods, i make bistro restaurant fare like before.

                                :-)

                              2. re: non sequitur

                                well, you never know, maybe I can be ready, it all depends on the equipment being delivered and installed

                                R

                              3. re: rogerwils

                                Will you be serving the Duvel cocktail you used to make at your old Broadview location?

                                Stephen (formerly known as "Lassie")