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Splendido closing after 25 years

If you've ever wanted to try Splendido's famous tasting menu, you should probably make a reservation as soon as possible. That's because the Harbord St. fine-dining spot, which is consistently ranked as one of Toronto's top restaurants, will close at the end of this year, reports the Globe and Mail.

Chef and owner Victor Barry will shutter the 25-year-old Toronto institution in order to pursue "work-life balance," writes the Globe. Barry has worked at Splendido for ten years and bought it back in 2009. He became the sole owner two years ago, in 2013.

As the Globe notes, Splendido was one of the first Toronto restaurants to popularize the tasting menu, a feature that's now rather ubiquitous at establishments throughout the city. You can try Splendido's, which showcases fresh Canadian ingredients, up until New Years Eve.

Are you sad to see Splendido go? Let us know in the comments. Photo via Splendido.


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