Tobey Nemeth

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 »

Toronto’s top chefs and restaurateurs are gathering in April for Terroir, the ... Toronto’s top chefs and restaurateurs are gathering in April for Terroir, the city’s annual food summit

The Terroir Symposium is an annual event where chefs, restaurateurs and food writers—as well as hardcore foodie hangers-on—gather for talks, demonstrations and workshops centred around the big trends and issues in the culinary world. The star of the show this year, which takes place on April 8, is René Redzepi, the chef at Copenhagen’s celebrated and influential Noma (which… Read more »

Best New Toronto Restaurants 2013 Best New Toronto Restaurants 2013

One thousand three hundred and eight. That’s how many restaurants opened in 2012—more than triple the year before, and the year before that. Toronto is in the middle of a restaurant boom that’s changing the way we eat, drink, date, schmooze, celebrate and generally revel in the city. The shimmering Momofuku triplex has dignified business… Read more »

Trend We Love: adorable restaurant power couples Trend We Love: adorable restaurant power couples

A surprising number of buzzy new restaurants have opened in recent years that are owned or operated by married couples—and in honour of Valentine’s Day, we’re using their amped-up awe factor to give the staid, wholesome mom-and-pop image a mushy makeover (we just can’t help ourselves!). Here, a look at nine of Toronto’s cutest restaurant… Read more »

The Dish Power Rankings: feasting menus and Maple Leafs edition The Dish Power Rankings: feasting menus and Maple Leafs edition

Toronto Life’s weekly assessment of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. The biggest movement this week was lower down on the list, where over-the-top feasting meals at Catch and Dyne managed to knock off a few restaurants that weren’t quite buzzy enough (see last week’s rankings). Café… Read more »

Edulis tops En Route’s Toronto-laden list of Canada’s best new restaurants Edulis tops En Route’s Toronto-laden list of Canada’s best new restaurants

In her introduction to En Route’s latest ranking of the country’s 10 best new restaurants, Sarah Musgrave declares 2012 “the year of Toronto”—and given the frenetic pace of openings in this city, we’re inclined to agree. Musgrave backs up her bold claim by naming six Toronto restaurants to the list, up from just two last year, reserving… Read more »

The Way We Eat Now: how foraging infiltrated fine dining and became a foodie phe... The Way We Eat Now: how foraging infiltrated fine dining and became a foodie phenomenon

By Emily Landau | Photographs by Emma McIntyre On a late-summer evening, I descended into the Don Valley with 50 well-to-do Torontonians—mostly middle-aged couples in chinos, linen suits and sandals. We paid $50 each to identify edible plants. Like churning your own butter or whittling your own driftwood spoons, foraging—finding and harvesting food from wild… Read more »

Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for September 24 to 30 Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for September 24 to 30

Monday September 24 86’D With Ivy Knight: Chefs from the Gabardine, Luma, Seed to Sausage and more face off in the pâté battle of the year. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more » Monday’s Dinner Chef Series at Chantecler: This week, chefs Jason Carter (ex-Centro) and Jonathan Poon (Chantecler) will be… Read more »

New Reviews: Hoof Raw Bar, Lamesa Filipino Kitchen and Edulis New Reviews: Hoof Raw Bar, Lamesa Filipino Kitchen and Edulis

A raw seafood bar, a serious locavore bistro and Filipino fusion downtown Hoof Raw Bar ½ 926 Dundas St. W., 647-346-9356 Jen Agg, the owner of the legendary hearts-and-tongues hot spot The Black Hoof, has opened up a seafood restaurant next door on Dundas West. She brings to her new place the same meticulousness that… Read more »

A look at the pork-mad garden party that was the Group of Seven Hogtown Throwdow... A look at the pork-mad garden party that was the Group of Seven Hogtown Throwdown

What do you get when you give eight chefs a Perth Pork pig, some beer and wine and an open-air venue to host an event? A throwdown, naturally. Tuesday night, The Group of 7 Chefs—Bertrand Alépée (The Tempered Chef), Chris Brown (The Stop), Mark Cutrara (Cowbell), Marc Dufour (Earth), Kevin McKenna (Globe and Earth), Matty… Read more »

The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in A... The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in April

Openings: • The Saint—after three long years of waiting, during which time most of Ossington rapidly gentrified, this neighbourhood tavern from the people behind Buca finally opened its doors. Read our Introducing post » • Bellwoods Brewery—A highly anticipated new brewpub on Ossington from a pair of Amsterdam Beer alums, with food by Guy Rawlings…. Read more »

Introducing: Edulis, Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth’s reinvention of Niagara... Introducing: Edulis, Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth’s reinvention of Niagara Street Café

After more than a decade in the neighbourhood, the well-loved Niagara Street Café has been reborn as Edulis. The restaurant’s Twitter bio says, “Crafted with love,” and while the whole love-as-actual-ingredient thing is surely overdone, it rings true in this case. Everything about the place, from husband-and-wife owners Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth, is an… Read more »

Niagara Street Café’s new owners Tobey Nemeth and Michael Caballo to relaunch... Niagara Street Café’s new owners Tobey Nemeth and Michael Caballo to relaunch it as Edulis

We already reported that Anton Potvin, until recently owner of the Niagara Street Café, had found buyers for his much-loved locale. Now we can tell you who they are: husband-and-wife chefs Tobey Nemeth and Michael Caballo, who flew into Toronto last week to sign the paperwork and flew out again the next day. “We have… Read more »

Hooked to add sustainable fish to Leslieville’s ever-expanding range of food b... Hooked to add sustainable fish to Leslieville’s ever-expanding range of food boutiques

Although locally and organically raised meat has become much more common in recent years, the pickings for sustainably caught fish are still pretty slim. That’s about to change with the opening of Hooked, a new sustainable seafood market in Leslieville.