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Restaurant Review: Wabora

IF YOU TAKE a successful Japanese fusion restaurant from Muskoka and drop it in the funky new Thompson Toronto boutique hotel in Toronto, what happens? I’m at Wabora about to find out.
October 26, 2010

McEwan’s Italian food factory

October 26, 2010

Picture-perfect neighbourhood fare

The menu is blessedly brief and new each day, beginning in the loveliest of ways. Each diner receives two amuse bouches in ceramic spoons. Tonight the treats are salmon salad with capers and sirloin with whipped blue cheese. And… we are off!
September 29, 2010

People's Republic of Pasta Hits Midtown

LITTLE ITALY LANDMARK Giancarlo’s Trattoria and Bar is going strong, so the owner has packed up the pasta and ventured north to St.Clair Avenue to open Prop.
September 29, 2010

Striking a pose between comfort & spicy

Villa’s kitchen turns out fresh and fabulous Malaysian plates, brought to table by delightful, adept servers without attitude.
July 28, 2010

Does Rosedale hotspot live up to the hype?

A heavenly Cornish hen helps
July 28, 2010

Celeb chef arrives with new casual Italian trattoria

THE MENU MAY stick to a classic Italian theme, with a dedicated page for bambinos, but the room itself boasts a modern, sophisticated feel.
June 29, 2010

Keep cooking like this, and they will come

IF THE FIRST rule of assessing a restaurant’s chance of success is location, location, location, what to think about a place that is below ground on a rather desolate stretch of Dupont Street?
June 29, 2010

New restaurant gets a rise out of local diners

May 27, 2010

Uptown T.O. gets a dash of fine French fare

May 27, 2010

Toronto’s new Ionian ode to seafood

There is no mistaking the hands of experience at work in Malena: whether it lies in the warm greeting or the deft blending of one course into another, we relax knowing our hosts are sharing our good time.
May 02, 2010

Sharing the name of the culinary game

Yorkville fusion restaurant shines
March 28, 2010

Warmed up by a bright new culinary concept

Taste trumps calorie counting
February 27, 2010

Low-cost eatery high on fun and flavour

THE MANTRA OF this market-style eatery north of Steeles on Yonge is “fresh and healthy Middle Eastern cuisine.” To that tag line they should add “fabulous” as everything sampled here is deserving of a revisit.
February 27, 2010

A culinary adventure awaits in Leaside

It is rare for one entrepreneur to get food, service and price fine tuned, in one month. Segar Kulasegarampillai has managed this and more.
January 28, 2010

Out of this world cuisine

Having just read an update on 24 recent restaurant closings, I am in awe of the optimism inherent in the opening of a new dining spot. Layer that with a “jinxed” location, and it is clear that the guiding minds have supreme confidence.
January 05, 2010

The Taste of Tuscany

Eureka! I may have found a neighbourhood eatery, in my own neighbourhood, that is worth the walk. Opened only three months ago, by Ned Spahic, after eight successful years as executive chef at Sette Mezzo a few blocks away, Balsamico is the latest addition to the Yonge stroll north of Davisville.
December 01, 2009

Ready for the main event

IS THIS A restaurant with an identity crisis or is it an allpurpose eatery? These burning questions bring us to the latest outpost of Le Gourmand or LG3 as they call this Midtown location at Yonge and Eglinton.
November 04, 2009

Grill house shows promise

New Richmond Hill eatery has moments of glory
November 04, 2009

Still quite the stunner

Zucca adds zip in the kitchen
November 04, 2009