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Top Five: the best celebration spots in Toronto Top Five: the best celebration spots in Toronto

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.

TIFF 2014 Insider’s Guide: Where to Eat, Drink and Party TIFF 2014 Insider’s Guide: Where to Eat, Drink and Party

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 »

10 Best Dishes at Toronto Restaurants in 2014 10 Best Dishes at Toronto Restaurants in 2014

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 »

The Top Food Trends and Who Does Them Best: French Cuisine The Top Food Trends and Who Does Them Best: French Cuisine

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 »

Five food fads we love Five food fads we love

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.

Martha Stewart grosses everyone out with her shockingly bad food photographs Martha Stewart grosses everyone out with her shockingly bad food photographs

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 »

Recipe: the earthy and elegant chicken in hay from locavore bistro Edulis Recipe: the earthy and elegant chicken in hay from locavore bistro Edulis

CHICKEN BAKED IN HAY By Michael Caballo Edulis

Trend We Love/Hate: ever-longer tasting menus Trend We Love/Hate: ever-longer tasting menus

Engaged in a never-ending game of friendly one-upmanship, the city’s chefs started launching ever-more elaborate tasting menus this year. Don’t get us wrong: we love the creativity on display. But when a tasting menu lasts four hours and costs $200, dinner feels like a hostage situation that ends when we pay our own ransom. Below, Toronto’s… Read more »

The Dish Power Rankings: Terroir-ism edition The Dish Power Rankings: Terroir-ism edition

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.

Trend We Love: tableside ceremony Trend We Love: tableside ceremony

Chefs are perfecting their tableside manner and bringing a bit of ceremony back to dinner. We heartily approve.

Trend We Hate: hay Trend We Hate: hay

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.

Seven big ideas from the food world insiders at this year’s Terroir Symposium Seven big ideas from the food world insiders at this year’s Terroir Symposium

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 »

Flavour of the Year: Five tips for preparing vegetables from the city’s top ch... Flavour of the Year: Five tips for preparing vegetables from the city’s top chefs

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.

The Dish Power Rankings: April fools edition The Dish Power Rankings: April fools edition

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.

The Dish Power Rankings: Brandon Walsh edition The Dish Power Rankings: Brandon Walsh edition

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.