#6 Boralia


Toronto’s homage to Canadiana is breathtakingly delicious thanks to superchef Wayne Morris. L’clade, chef’s most celebrated item, is mussels that come to the table topped with a glass dome. The server ceremonially lifts the dome and a thick fragrant cloud of pine smoke floats up. Chef’s stuffed onions are sublime: These are small onions stuffed with silken creamed carrots lightly seasoned with curry spices. Chef’s pan-roasted elk is the best meat in town: tender, juicy, loaded with flavour. But do not leave Boralia without eating the pigeon pie. The flakiest possible puff pastry encloses ineffably tender small chunks of squab dark meat with carrots and onions. Beside the pie sit slices of the squab breast, deep, rich, fork-tender. Wayne Morris and partner Evelyn Wu Morris have created a charming room with clever Canadiana shtick. But what matters most, always, is the taste of things. And theirs is superb.

  • Boralia
  • 59 Ossington Ave., Toronto (map)
  • 647-351-5100
  • www.boraliato.com

  • Chef: Wayne Morris
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Cost of dinner for two: $75
  • Hours: Wed. to Sun. 5:30 p.m. to late
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Meals served: Dinner
  • Veggie-friendly: Yes
  • Wines available: 40
  • BYOB?: No
  • Patio: No
  • Private party area: Can rent out entire venue
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • CC accepted: Yes
  • Parking: Street parking and Green P nearby
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