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Dark restaurants in Toronto ?

Madeline's is quite dark.

Dec 16, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

most avant garde in Washington area?

Can anyone tell me what the most avant garde restaurants are in the Washington area? Any places that do high-end experimental, cutting edge cuisine?

Dec 15, 2008
grilledcheese in Washington DC & Baltimore

Susur's Madelene - Makeover?

Susur's wife, Brenda Bent, has worked for the show as a guest designer, so I'm guessing either Igor was somehow involved in the renovation of Madeline's privately, or maybe they did a Makeover Episode to partly finance Madeline's.

Dec 01, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Downtown pub/bar with party room

Irish Embassy at Yonge & Wellington has a party room. Not sure how big.

Nov 14, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

retaurants in st.catharines

One of the best restos in the whole region is Treadwell Cuisine in Port Dalhousie. Not cheap, but truly amazing food. http://www.treadwellcuisine.com/

Wellington Court is pretty good too, though a bit outdated in style.

Nov 14, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Galicia, Markets

The Pontevedra market has many, many more butchers than that. There are at least twenty or thirty. Maybe you were there at an off time. On a Saturday morning, the outer walls are filled with meat vendors. There are more upstairs, along with cheese.

Nov 14, 2008
grilledcheese in Spain/Portugal

Calgary/Edmonton - cutting edge chefs

I'm researching a magazine article about cutting-edge restaurant chefs in Calgary and Edmonton and I thought Chowhounders might have some suggestions. I'm looking for chefs who are pushing the envelope and being innovative with the major trends in cooking right now, such as farm-to-table, molecular cooking, etc... They can be established chefs or up-and-comers. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Nov 03, 2008
grilledcheese in Prairie Provinces

cast-iron pan with vertical handle?

Nope. These were solid cast iron, pan and handle. The handle went straight up about 8 inches and was bent to a hook at the top.

Oct 20, 2008
grilledcheese in Cookware

cast-iron pan with vertical handle?

I was in a restaurant the other day and they were using cast-iron frying pans that had vertical iron handles. That is, rather than sticking out laterally from the side of the pan, the handle went upwards, about 10 inches. The chef said they were from France.

Anyone know what these are called?

Oct 13, 2008
grilledcheese in Cookware

Best of Polish/ Roncesvailles

It is worth checking out Inter Steer. Their chef is the the nephew of the Polish owners. He trained at Susur, but is doing a lot of Polish food. He is an excellent chef and the value is amazing.

I also live and die by the take-out counter at Super Kolbasa.

Oct 01, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO nice 75th birthday restaurant

Celestin on Mt Pleasant is wonderful and it is only at Manor Rd, so it's not THAT far south of Eg. They have food that will satisfy traditionalists and those looking for something more interesting. The room is very elegant and comfortable. Their website is not a very good representation of the restaurant, but here it is anyway: http://celestin.sites.toronto.com/ And if the menu seems a bit stodgy and old fashioned, rest assured the cooking is not.

Sep 30, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Arizona Foodie Seeks Biz and Personal Recommendations (Dntwn Toronto)

I've eaten in a lot of high-end restaurants in the last 2 years and the only two I'd go back to are...

Cava http://www.cavarestaurant.ca/
&
Noce http://www.nocerestaurant.com/

Don't waste these on clients.

Aug 28, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

best one dish this year that you long to return for

Pastrami sandwich at JK Gardiner.
Sea bream at Acqua.
Pulled pork at Karuchie.
Mascarpone & fennel pollen-stuffed date at Cava.

All amazing.

Aug 04, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Venue with space for live band

Aug 04, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best winery tour/tasting at Niagara/Niagara-On-The-Lake?

Jul 21, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

buy goat brain in toronto

Is there a resto in Toronto serving this? What cuisine serves goat brains?

Jul 17, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO duck tongues, downtown Toronto

Where is the best Chinese resto in downtown Toronto to eat duck tongues? I had them at King's Garden (now closed) and would like to try them again.

Jul 17, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Suggestions in Roncesvalles?

Balluchon is at 221 Sorauren. French-style takeout (pret a manger) in partnership with Gamelle resto on College St. Custom roasts coffee in micro batches. Does cold takeout--salads, pate, cheeses, desserts (great brownies). Really amazing coffees made by Ray the house java guru. Super friendly & chillaxed.

Jul 11, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Game meat

Springcreek Farm Produce on Roncey has some. (Elk, Bison) Mostly frozen but they could probably get you fresh to order.

Jul 11, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Suggestions in Roncesvalles?

- The Local is a great pub with live music, micro brews and good burgers.
- Brad's serves excellent brunch.
- Mitzi's is good but can be overcrowded.
- Dizzy's makes great wings, but you have to put up with drunkards and soccer yobs.
- Cherry bomb has good coffee, but IMHO Alternative Grounds' is much better. (And sorry, but too many hipsters at Cherry Bomb.)
-If you want truly AMAZING coffee (much better than both above) go to Balluchon on Sorauren. They also have great French take out.
-Tinto is great for salads and hanging out with a laptop.

Jul 11, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for the best smoked meat in Toronto

...now offering an inadequate "me too" product...

IMHO that has always been Loblaws' MO.

Jul 11, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help me w/ NOTL Planning..

I mean, if you want the best overall experience, you should go to Vineland Estates, and many other wineries as well. It sounded like you were just going to stay in NOTL. The distances are not very far, the coutryside is beautiful and many of the best wineries are over near Jordan. Port Dalousie is also very pretty, as is the drive from there to NOTL along the lakeshore.

Jul 09, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Zucchini (Courgette) Flowers in TO?

These were in stock yesterday at KO's on Roncesvalle's.

Jul 09, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Birthday dinner...where to go in GTA?!

I was going to say Nyood too.

Jul 09, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help me w/ NOTL Planning..

Doesn't make sense to go to Niagara and not go to a vineyard. The exploration is part of the fun. And the drives are very pretty.

Jul 09, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Steak - Not Cumbrae's, Healthy Butcher etc....

Not sure what you want here. You say you want top quality and are willing to spend but you don't want to shop at two of the best butchers in the province. Why not?

Maybe try Olliffe's or Whole Foods instead.

And how well you can, or can't, cook has no bearing on the quality of the meat when you buy it.

Jul 08, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dinner before Dirty Dancing

My usual suggestion for this subject: La Fenice
http://www.lafenice.ca/

Quite good Italian. Miles above everything else in that King West strip.

Jul 08, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help me w/ NOTL Planning..

My best experiences have been at Vineland Estates and Treadwell Cusine. Superb cooking at both. Exceptional service at Vineland, and an especially beautiful location. Let them pair wine's by the course.

By far the worst experience was Inn On the Twenty, which gets consistently mediocre reviews. Don't be fooled by the hype.

Jul 08, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Which wineries are worth visiting at NOTL?

Vineland Estates is excellent. The food is some of the best in the region. The grounds are beautiful. And the staff in the shop are extremely helpful and friendly.
http://www.vineland.com/

Hillebrand also has gorgeous facilities. Get yourself in the upstairs tasting room if your pockets are deep enough.
http://www.hillebrand.com/

Jul 08, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for a restaurant that would belong on the show Columbo!

Senior's Steak House IS leftover from the 1970s. Great steak.

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Senior's
1397 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T1Y4, CA

Jul 07, 2008
grilledcheese in Ontario (inc. Toronto)