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Best chinese in the city of Toronto

Just like when certain posters put down "Sushi restaurants owned by Koreans or Chinese" as inferior because only a Japanese person can make great Japanese food....

about 9 hours ago
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Société-Orignal Maple Syrup from Quebec

No, it is the "organ meat" of syrup... was always cheaper, for the lower class... now it is trendy so they are raising the price...

Apr 17, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Société-Orignal Maple Syrup from Quebec

Actually not... http://www.theatlantic.com/health/arc...

In olden timeys: "Maple sugar was touted as the equal of the sugar served in the most elegant Old World salons. The clearest syrups and whitest sugars, which betrayed the least hint of their rustic origins, commanded premium prices."

....

But now:

"The industry has proposed that all syrup sold at retail be relabeled Grade A, and then sorted into four colors: Golden, Amber, Dark, and Very Dark. No longer will the weakest syrup be assigned a higher mark for approaching the perfect purity of utter blandness, or the most intensely flavorful syrup get graded down for daring to taste like maple.

The new system, the leading trade group explains, will eliminate "the current discrimination against darker syrup." By 2013, the new international standard should be fully adopted, and consumers given the clear choice of syrups with as much, or as little, flavor as they desire. So if you happen to relish the taste of maple syrup, you may want to find a bottle of Grade B while you still can. Once the inferior grade is removed from the label, the rarest, most flavorful syrup will likely command at least as dear a price as its blander and more abundant cousins."

Apr 17, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Your best reccomendation in Toronto

Note Bene (https://notabenerestaurant.com/) is at University & Queen, it is classy and is always rated high. They also just opened up a sister restaurant that is their take on Southern BBQ called Carbon Bar (http://www.thecarbonbar.ca/). Mondays they have a gourmet Fried chicken special.. I would stick to some of their no-traditional BBQ items as the chefs "fusion" food is top notch.
Canoe (http://www.oliverbonacini.com/canoe.aspx) is at the top of an office tower and has a great view over the lake and again is rated near the top of every Toronto list. They also have some "local" Canadian dishes that you may like to try...

Apr 17, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Your best reccomendation in Toronto

What are you looking for trendy, funky or old school classy? I am assuming that since you are staying at the Four seasons price is not too much of an object... Also keep in mind a good number of restaurants are closed on Mondays so double check that when deciding.

Apr 17, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sunday evening feasts and Monday evening dinner deals in Toronto

I would pay maybe $35 for that but no way is it worth $60...

Apr 17, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Toronto Restaurant Rec Needed

Not a place I would go for a special occasion... more shabby than chic...

Apr 16, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Toronto Restaurant Rec Needed

its a Birthday so I assume they will order dessert (to sing happy bday).. So you are talking $13 app, $25 main & $12 dessert... in the downtown core that takes reservations and is special and has a varied enough menu to meet all the restrictions - ruling out all Asian & Latin cusines (as most people who say they dont like chinese will also tend to not want thai in my experience)..

I am having trouble thinking of one place..

Apr 15, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Toronto Restaurant Rec Needed

$300 each or are you looking for something "special" for $50 a person?

Apr 15, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

here is an image of the menu in question....

Apr 10, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Buy, Buy, Birdie?

I honestly cannot remember as it was at Christmas and there was a lot of celebrating happening. Maybe YLSF can chime in if they remember... I do seem to recal that they did Confit the legs and separated the breast before serving... as I originally though that they would present the whole bird at the table but it was plated as a composed dish.

Apr 08, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

WTF is up with the noise level in Toronto restaurants?

Like "Bar Isabel"?

Apr 08, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Buy, Buy, Birdie?

So 100% of the people on this thread who have tried this dish were happy with it and did not feel "ripped off"... I think thats says all that needs to be said...

Apr 07, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Buy, Buy, Birdie?

As it seems I am the only one talking here who actually has ordered and Eaten this dish. I will say I thought it was a very good dish that was well executed and I did not feel ripped off at the end of the meal.

Why is it that every restaurant has steak yet no one complains when you can pay over $80 at a top steak house and at a diner you pay $15? and all the chef has to do is grill it.. no stuffing, no foie...

I am sure there are as many fancy breeds of organic free range chicken as there are breeds of beef... maybe even more!

Apr 07, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Buy, Buy, Birdie?

Well if your home town is not Toronto then it does not mean much here! And just because it is chicken people put it down.. yet how much do restaurants charge for rissoto which is just 50cents of rice! or how many times do you see wine marked up 4x.. or like I said above Scarpetta and their $24 spaghetti with just a tomato sauce...

So quit picking on the chicken! If you think it is too much don't buy it... the price is on the menu they are not hiding anything... they are not trying to "rip you off"..

Apr 07, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Buy, Buy, Birdie?

I had this dish at Chase around Christmas and was extremely happy with it. It is more then enough food to actually feed three people and tasted great. There were 6 of us and we had the chicken for two, steak for two and a fish dish and left STUFFED and there was still food on the plates..

Maybe you should actually try the dish before calling it a rip-off.

Apr 07, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Buy, Buy, Birdie?

Unlike a certain restaurant that you rave about that is empty of patrons 90% of the time resulting in it being put up for sale.. Chase is busy 90% of the time reservations are required to get a seat and they are successful enough to be opening a new restaurant in the Thompson Hotel where Scarpetta is vacating (which charged $$24 for a handful of spaghetti in tomato sauce!) ...

So why complain about the chicken? I am sure Swiss Chalet will have a coupon in the near future so you can get a chicken dinner...

Apr 07, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Buy, Buy, Birdie?

Like:
foie gras
wrapped in a whole roasted chicken,
prunes, armagnac & brioche
75

Apr 06, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Buy, Buy, Birdie?

yup

Apr 06, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Changes at the Chowfind of the Century - Bistrot92 -Dufferin Eglinton

So I walk to King & Yonge Get on the subway North to Bloor, switch trains to go West to Dufferin, get off wait for a Bus and ride 10 shrill minutes to the restaurant... sounds like heaven on a Saturday night... and an hour each way door to door or I could walk 10 min where I have the choice of 50 different restaurants downtown..

Apr 05, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Changes at the Chowfind of the Century - Bistrot92 -Dufferin Eglinton

because it is not a treat for me to sit on the TTC for an hour each way to get there and back... and a Taxi trip would make the cost comparable with other nicer restaurants downtown.

i.e. same reason he has no customers...

Apr 05, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Changes at the Chowfind of the Century - Bistrot92 -Dufferin Eglinton

You must have missed it Charles.. the restaurant is listed for sale... they cannot keep their heads above water...

Apr 04, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Chef Bruce Woods has left Woods (named after him) and is going to Harbour 60... Woods will remain open with the same name...

http://www.thegridto.com/blog-post/fo...

Apr 04, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

This really is not "moving" he is temp closing the restaurant in England and opening a pop-up in melbourne for 6 months. Same with Noma.. I would call these pop-ups moving implies something more permenant...

Apr 01, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Well its April first and no punchline yet!

Apr 01, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

You sold me a dead parrot!

Mar 27, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

How do you know its not?

Mar 27, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

The building formerly known as "Marlon's Meats" and that has a sign on it saying "Marlon's Meats" is for lease..

Mar 27, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

outdoor refrigerators- Toronto area

google it.,.. "outdoor refrigerator canada"

http://www.lowes.ca/-refrigerator-out...

Mar 27, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

I don't even know where to start! 2 nights in Toronto

Where are you coming from may help to suggest things that you cannot get at home... Also what is your age range..

Mar 26, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)