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kurobuta

where can i find the real deal in toronto?

Jan 18, 2009
klaret in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sous-vide.

Looking for new and interesting ideas on things to sous-vide.
I've done the fish, short ribs, veal cheeks, & endive to name a few.
What am I missing?

Thanks

Jan 17, 2009
klaret in Home Cooking

Fresh Tacos!

Thank you both!

Jan 17, 2009
klaret in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cava Money, Money, Money, Money.......

My point is this is this restaurant is a Wolf in Sheep's clothing.
This is not Tapas, just a cash grab.
Look at the location. ( If you can even find it!) This is not high cost.
Some food for thought, where did Avalon go?
Looks like some people voted with there feet.

Thank you for you interest.

Jan 17, 2009
klaret in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kings Palace.

In the last three days I've had take away from here twice.
Spicy chicken tikka, fresh butter naan, salad and a pop for ten dollars.
Interested in any other good value places.
Thanks.

Jan 16, 2009
klaret in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fresh Tacos!

Where can one find Good, Fresh tacos in the city?
Kensington need not apply!

Jan 16, 2009
klaret in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

le petite castor

Yeah the Rebel house is pretty good.
I like the Bison/Buffalo Burger with the kettle chips.
Poutine is good as well.

Jan 16, 2009
klaret in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

le petite castor

I cannot every dish?

What I think you are asking is what dishes were not good and what was wrong with them.
The steak for two. (underdone, cold and no sauce.)
The Beets, Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts. (cold and when roasted should not be crunchy.) Instead soft to the touch and tender to the bite.

As I said in the above post I do hope this restaurant can be turned around (Food).
The Service was excellent.

Can you recommend anything else in the area.

Thanks.

Jan 16, 2009
klaret in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cava Money, Money, Money, Money.......

Im interested in peoples opinions of Cava.
My girlfriend and I eat there and I found it to be SO expensive!

As an example the steak (Flat Iron 4.99 a lbs.) with white puree was 16 dollars.
While it was good, the portion size was far to small for that price point!
I know what some is going to say "its Tapas" fine, make the price half.

Some simple math.

If this dish had a 30% food cost (Industry standard) that would give the house 4.80 to work with, fair. That amount of money could purchase almost 1 pound of Flat Iron (Whole Sale price 4.99) The plate being tapas has only 2 maybe 3 oz. at which equals a cost of .93 cents.
Let say, the white puree (Celery Root & Heavy Cream) cost the same as the Beef to make it simple another .93 cents.

Total cost 1.87
Food Cost about 12%

Wheres the Value?

Am I Crazy?

Jan 16, 2009
klaret in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for the good coffee or macaroon.

Could someone please suggest a good place to grab a proper cup of coffee in this wonderful city! Tims, Starbucks, BullDog need not apply.
Thanks.

Jan 16, 2009
klaret in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

le petite castor

Some friends and I recently went to le petite castor.
We arrived early and had a drink and a few starters at the bar.
As the room quickly filled or table became available.
We chose to sit in a booth at the back by the fire place.
Nice enough.
The women who showed us our table was very kind and attentive.
We ordered tons of food!
I love food and wanted to see what the chef had to offer.
Apparently not much!
The food was blah, unseasoned, under cooked, and had to be sent back when it came cold!
I hope the beaver can be turned around.
Anyone have any suggestion in the area?
Thanks.

Jan 16, 2009
klaret in Ontario (inc. Toronto)