Try these top 5 restaurants in Toronto
A new year has begun… time to start anew, plan ahead and make resolutions. For me, one of them is to visit just a few of the wonderful dining spots that opened in my home town last year. Here are my top 5 to visit before 2013 comes to a close:
MOMOFUKO DAISHO – Located on the third floor of the new Shangri-La Hotel in the financial district downtown, Daisho is dedicated to ‘large size’ meals in understated luxury – right up my alley! This entry into the David Chang dynasty is overseen in TO by executive chef Matt Blondin.
FRANK’S KITCHEN – This small gem opened on College Street in TO’s little Italy in 2010, and I’m really going to make it a ‘must visit’ this year! I hear chef and owner, Frank Parhizgar has raised the standard of bistro neighbourhood fare to a new level.
GLAS WINE BAR – The “Leslieville’ area has had a real re-birth in the last few years as a central hub for new exciting trends in dining. The ‘wonderkids’ of TO chefs have been responsible for making this a destination dining zone. There are so many wonderful spots to mention; The Grove,The Riverside Public House, but I want to try Glas Wine Bar. Headed by chef/owner Danny Pantano, this 20-seat wine bar changes its menu weekly with a complete focus on local, fresh ingredients. I have heard wonderful things about this small plates gem!
THE EMERSON – This is a real newbie – opening in November 2012. This eatery is located in Bloordale Village- Landsdown and Bloor area. Chef Scott Pennock offers a small but focused menu – comfort food with a twist. What’s not to like?
BUCA – This King West osteria has been ‘buzzing’ since Jamie Oliver tweeted about his visit last November. Chef Rob Gentile’s menu of Italian classics featuring unique flavour switches, looks amazing.
That’s it, I only listed 5, totally doable in one year! Happy dining in Toronto!!