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Gluten Free Toronto

Yes, oyster sauce, not just fish sauce, is in ALOT of Thai food. And they often add soy sauce for extra flavour. About the coconut milk, I know it sounds strange to have soy sauce in it, I thought that too, but that's what they told me at Real Thailand on Bloor & Spadina, as they use a prepared sauce. My feeling is, if they do (and they're authentic Thai) then certainly places like Spring Rolls, etc are likely to. FYI, their cold salad rolls too also have soy sauce, as the mushrooms are marinated in it. Having said that, those who have been happily eating Thai with no reaction should be fine. Sometimes people who are gf can tolerate small amounts of wheat/gluten, so it really depends on how sensitive one is. I've also had very good experiences with Pho - I go to the Pho place on Ossington, just south of Dundas, and get their Tofu with rice noodles & rice broth (comes with vegan or meat broth) and have never had a reaction.

wine deals

Are there any good wine deals in the city at a good resto on a Monday night? Enoteca Sociale no longer does their half price bottles, any suggestions re: restos alongs those lines?

Affordable tasting or prix fix menus in Toronto

oh, too bad about the half priced Enomatic (whatever Enomatic means). Are there are other good restos that offer something along those lines? I know some restos have byob or discount options on Sun or Mon nights.

Affordable tasting or prix fix menus in Toronto

Yes, i just talked to Enoteca and their prix fixe sounds great. FYI, they accommodate dietary needs. I've read some critiques that their portions are small, but it sounds like you get a lot with the prix fixe. And on Mondays & Tuesdays I gather they have some sort of special on some wines.

Affordable tasting or prix fix menus in Toronto

Yes, I just called Simple Bistro yesterday to book our birthday dinner and they informed me they have a new menu and no longer do the prix fixe! Darn! Also, someone had mentioned booking through datenight.com, of which Simple Bistro is a participating partner, in order to get 30% off the menu. For anyone interested, fyi, it's restricted to max six people, and you have to eat either before 6 or 6:30pm or after 9pm, so not exactly workable for a party. I'm going to check out Louvrier now.

Finding Meyer Lemons

Fiesta Farms (on Christie between Bloor & Dupont) has them right now, not sure of the price but Fiesta has great produce, a lot of organic, reasonably priced. Plus they're a small, Canadian, family owned operation (as opposed to part of a chain) if that's a factor.

Help! Need a venue for a birthday party in downtown Toronto!

I've been lucky in the past with $5-8 pp for apps (had a great party years ago at Looking Glass on Church with dancing and cash bar) but from what I can see now it's just pubs at that price. Any thoughts? Willing to forego the dancing if needed.

Help! Need a venue for a birthday party in downtown Toronto!

I'm looking for a funky space that will accommodate about 30-50 people. Cash bar, Wine & beer is fine, don't have to have fancy cocktails, although that's ok too. I would buy apps to serve. Ideally a space that also allows for dancing (we can provide our own d.j.). Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Private Party Venue - Downtown Toronto

Looking for a funky venue downtown that would accomodate min 30 people for a private party - I'm fine with a cash bar, would have some food and ideally, room for dancing. Any suggestions welcome.

Affordable tasting or prix fix menus in Toronto

Oh Louvier looks great too! Hmmm, Louvrier, Simple Bistro or Table 17?

Affordable tasting or prix fix menus in Toronto

I'm flexible re: neighbourhood - downtown core or accessible by TTC. Great suggestions, thank you everybody! Been to Jules, not enough atmosphere for this. Sidecar has a nice menu but simpler fare, similar to Tati Bistro's prix fixe which is great comfort food but a little more everyday. Based on these, and the previous link to a similar thread, I'm thinking Simple Bistro or Table 17 - haven't been to either but both have great menus. Table 17 has the BYOB option which is always nice with a party, Simple Bistro has the "diningdatenight 30% off option which is also good. Is one resto far superior to another?

Affordable tasting or prix fix menus in Toronto

I'm looking for a great place to throw a birthday party for about 10 friends - at one time, we had had a great dinner at JOV Bistro - it was very affordable at about $50 for a multi course meal - I'd would like to find something similar. Suggestions? Ideally something that would accommodate gluten free needs.

Gluten Free Toronto

i'm curious that so many gf eaters mention eating Thai food - I checked with our local eatery, Real Thailand, and they told me they use oyster sauce in a lot of food (which has soy sauce) and even their COCONUT MILK has soy sauce in it as they get it pre-made in a can. Certainly a lot of the chain Thai restos would be doing the same. Anyone know of any that are truly gluten free? I know only of the one north of Bloor off Yonge St, near the library (forget its name) but the food is very bland.