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Introducing: The Workshop by Latitude, a new Roncesvalles restaurant for anyone who loves cheese

Introducing: The Workshop by Latitude

Name: The Workshop by Latitude
Contact Info: 331 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-785-2123, workshopbylatitude.ca, @workshop331
Neighbourhood: Roncesvalles
Owners: Latitude Group
Chef: Former Fat Cat Wine Bar executive chef, Mathew Sutherland

The Food: The menu revolves entirely around cheese. Diners can build their own cheese boards from 25 different wedges—including a couple slabs produced exclusively for the Workshop—or choose from the list of snacks and comfort dishes, like a comte-stuffed croque monsieur and a lamb burger topped with goat-milk raita and halloumi. The “workman’s lunch” brings a selection of cheeses and cured meats, plus hard-boiled duck eggs, poached veggies, preserves, nuts and sliced baguette.

The Drinks: European and Canadian wines come by the bottle, the half-litre or the five-ounce glass. Bottles of craft beer are also available.

The Place: This new Roncey business is a spin-off of Latitude Food and Drink, a popular restaurant in Halton Hills. The former Fat Cat Wine Bar space hasn’t changed too much, save for a paint job and some rustic barn-board paneling on one wall. Behind the bar, liquor bottles have been replaced by wheels and wedges of cheese, which are apportioned by a staff of expert fromagophiles.

The Numbers:
• 43.6491 N is the exact latitude of both Latitude restaurants (by pure coincidence)
• 30 seats on the back patio
• 25 cheeses
• 19 cheese boards
• 3 cheese experts on staff

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  • http://www.twitter.com/amritachandra Amrita Chandra

    We went to The Workshop last week – we were already fans of Chef Matthew from his Fat Cat days and love the new incarnation. The cheese monger is excellent and put together a tasty and interesting board for us.

  • Verity John

    OK for late night snack and wine, but not great for dinner. Also, they don’t carry any spirits; wine and beer only. It is essentially the exact same restaurant as Fat Cat.

 

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