The finest venues for popping a cork or popping the question 1 Two restaurants in a handsome 19th-century building are reviving surf and turf. The Chase’s fifth floor dining room, pictured above, is conspicuously glam, with chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows and lovely, view-heavy terrace. 10 Temperance St., 647-348-7000.
A highly discerning look at the festival’s hottest hot spots Where everything sparkles The Chase 10 Temperance St., 647-348-7000 The glitzy surf-and-turf room on Temperance Street serves up expense account dining at its finest. Last year, at the after-party for Enemy, Jake Gyllenhaal and Alyssa Miller were holed up in a booth with a view… Read more »
By Mark Pupo | Photography by Dave Gillespie How to narrow down thousands of gratifying forkfuls into one definitive list? Easy. These are the dishes I’d order again and again, in descending order of deliciousness. See all 10 best dishes of the year »
It’s time to rediscover buttery, sublime Gallic cooking By Mark Pupo | Photography by Dave Gillespie | Illustrations by Kagan McLeod Traditional French restaurants never went away, but they certainly lost their appeal in the last decade, eclipsed by fusion cooking, molecular gastronomy, the tyranny of artisanal versions of Kraft Dinner and a thousand other… Read more »
By Mark Pupo | Illustrations by Kagan McLeod The Return of the Cloakroom After recessionary years of hanging our puffy coats on the backs of chairs (and inevitably seeing them trampled by wait staff), new places like The Chase, Café Boulud and Drake One Fifty graciously check them at the door.
Schadenfreude is the best. Especially when the target has made a career out of flaunting her military-style perfection, like domestic whiz Martha Stewart. Earlier this month, a leather slacks–clad Stewart sashayed into King West restaurant Edulis and proceeded to live-tweet her meal with a series of photos. Grainy, ill-lit, unappealing photos. It turns out Stewart… Read more »
CHICKEN BAKED IN HAY By Michael Caballo Edulis
Toronto Life’s roundup of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. The seventh annual Terroir Symposium brought a raft of international food stars to Toronto—and rearranged this week’s top restaurants. Further down, the first reviews for Chantecler’s new tasting menu shoot it up the list.
Chefs are perfecting their tableside manner and bringing a bit of ceremony back to dinner. We heartily approve.
Despite its wholesome pastoral associations, hay, with its eau de barnyard flavour and unpleasant chew, is probably better suited to horses than humans. Here’s where we ate it this year.
The vibe at the Terroir Symposium this year was decidedly touchy-feely. Hundreds of chefs, restaurateurs, wine experts, activists, writers and all-purpose food enthusiasts congregated yesterday at the Arcadian Court for talks and panels about the stories and memories behind the food they eat. The impressive roster of speakers ran from Toronto eminences like O&B’s Peter Oliver… Read more »
A miracle has occurred in this meat-obsessed city: vegetables have shown up on menus. Here, five top chefs offer easy tips for home prep.
Toronto Life’s roundup of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. A long running powerhouse prepares for a three-week break and David Chang spills the beans on where he eats in Toronto.
Toronto Life’s roundup of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. The top two restaurants swap positions this week, and Patria rockets back on the list after an excellent celeb spotting.