The Donnelly Group is transforming Zoe's Bakery Cafe at 548 King St. W. into Belfast Love, a public house that'll include 40 beer taps as well as a menu by David Gunawan (who's behind Vancouver's famed Farmer's Apprentice). It'll feature "elevated pub food," such as a handmade burgers, pizza and fish and chips.
Here are five new restaurants to check out in Little India.
According to Post City, Arturo Anhalt - who's the chef and owner of Milagro - is working to open Torteria San Cosme at 181 Baldwin St., in the old Kensington's Espresso Bar space.
Toronto Food Events: Intro to French Mother Sauces, Aviation Invasion, Muskoka Bound, Recipe for Change
- 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, Béchamel. Mornay, Velouté and variants such as Soubise, Bercy & Poulette.
The formerly graffitied Starbucks moved to West Queen West back in 2005 and many thought the neighbourhood jumped the gentrification shark when it opened - "Drake you ho, this is all your fault," referred of course to the Drake Hotel and not to our current #6god.
Here are my picks for the top restaurants for a Winterlicious lunch.