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New restaurant brings Rome's Jewish district to Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 7, 2016

Rione XIOne of Toronto's newest restaurants aims to replicate the famous dishes of Rome's Jewish district. Expect to find humble ingredients treated in a rich manner, including deep fried artichokes, chrochettee and gnocchetti.

Read my profile of Rione XI in the restaurants section.
Eat & Drink

5 new restaurants in Little India

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 6, 2016

little india torontoToronto's Little India has seen a influx of restaurant openings in the last year or so and the stretch of Gerrard Street is suddenly flush with diverse new dining options. Recent entries to the neighbourhood deal in Himalayan and Nepalese cuisines, Hakka specialties, Malaysian Thai foods and even pub grub.

Here are five new restaurants to check out in Little India.

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Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Intro to French Mother Sauces, Aviation Invasion, Muskoka Bound, Recipe for Change

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 5, 2016

Cantina by CampbellsToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.

  • Cantina by Campbell's hosted by Rock Lobster's chef Matt Dean Pettit continues until February 22 at 501 Queen West. Stop in at lunch or dinner to sample four original soups.
  • It's Soup-er Bowl Sunday on February 7 at The Ceili Cottage (1301 Queen Street East). The fifth annual fundraiser in support of the Leslieville Farmers' Market will feature 100 gallons of hearty vegetarian Guinness Stew being served for PYWC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in BYOBowls (or mugs or buckets).
  • The Depanneur (1033 College Street) presents an Intro to French Mother Sauces by Chantal Vechambre on Tuesday February 9 from 6:30 p.m.. Tickets are $50 for the class covering the basics of making a Roux, BĂ©chamel. Mornay, VeloutĂ© and variants such as Soubise, Bercy & Poulette.

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Best of Toronto

The Best French Toast in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 5, 2016

french toast torontoThe best French toast in Toronto is all about thick slices of bread - be it challah, brioche, or baguette - soaked in eggy custard that caramelizes on a griddle. This is a dish that perfect for sweet tooths jonesing for their first fix of the day. Some kitchens keep it simple with just a splash of maple syrup, while others like to get creative with toppings like compotes and creams, or even savoury variations.

This is the best French toast in Toronto.

Photo of the French toast at Emma's Country Kitchen via enchantinggoast on Instagram.
Eat & Drink

The top 5 lunch restaurants for Winterlicious

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 5, 2016

winterlicious lunchThe top restaurants for a Winterlicious lunch will dispel the winter doldrums and perk up your mid-day routine. In some cases, these three course prix fixe menus cost as little as $18 while others (still capped at $28) are well worth the splurge.

Here are my picks for the top restaurants for a Winterlicious lunch.

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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Flock, Burger Factory, My Little Dumplings, Athlete's Kitchen, The Tiffin Box

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 4, 2016

Flock TorontoToronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.

  • Flock is now open at 97 Harbord Street where THR&CO. used to be and there's another location already in the works on Church at Hayden.
  • Burger Factory is now open in Vaughan at 3255 Rutherford Road.
  • After a successful crowdfunding campaign, My Little Dumplings is now open at 1372 Queen Street East and is serving up an international selection of dumplings.
  • Athlete's Kitchen, a new nutrient-dense eatery in Liberty Village, has opened its doors at 171 East Liberty Street, unit 131.

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