The job is not only physically taxing, but can be emotionally demanding, too, especially when you end up in a kitchen run by a Gordon Ramsay–esque tyrant. Feswick weathered her share of sexist, macho bosses before helming the kitchen at the now-shuttered, then-raved about Brockton General. But even as a top chef, she felt a disrespect she attributes to her being a woman.
Then there’s Ardo, the super-popular newish Sicilian restaurant in Corktown. It’s friendly and pleasant-looking, done in pale colours with warm lighting, Sicilian tchotchkes and a great buzz. Lots of people, lots of noise. And a few ringside bar seats overlooking the fast-moving and superbly fragrant open kitchen.
A menu of the available flavours sits next to the cash at Craque de Crème. Sweet-toothed patrons can order iterations of the dessert in everything from white chocolate rose to lychee vodka to, of course, a classic vanilla bean.
Now, the museum at Beth Tzedec Synagogue is hosting an exhibition called From Latkes to Laffas, celebrating the humble deli, which opened last month and continues until March 30, 2018.
McEwan’s menu at Diwan restaurant in the Aga Khan Museum features South Asian, Middle Eastern and north African cuisines.
Soi Thai, the restaurant that brought Thai food to Little Italy is now a café by day and bar by night. Shanee, from owners Nopphawan (Sherry) Lertchaiprasert Papa and Pablito Papa came out of a “changing demographic” in a neighbourhood that is “full of bars targeting a younger demographic,” says Sherry.
It was with something bordering pornographic lust that I crossed the threshold of Café Cancan, son of Piano Piano, Victor Barry’s divine downscale Italian pasta ’n’ pizza parlour.
Northern Maverick, owned by Jason Kaptyn and with Mark Cutrara in the kitchen and Andrew Crowder leading the brewing team, opened its doors at Bathurst and Adelaide in late September.
For this mammoth event, Feeding the 5000, EDIT has linked up with George Brown’s Chef School and Second Harvest, the country’s largest food rescue charity (yes, it’s just how it sounds). This is the first time that F5K, a global initiative founded by Feedback Global, has occurred in Toronto.
Annabelle Pasta Bar, the newest addition to the family has opened just around the corner from BOB.