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Where To Find (Small) Baby Sized Octopus and or Squid

Most Highland Farms with a seafood counter sell baby octopus and baby cuttlefish

Jul 10, 2015
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

Apparently not in the house and his sous chef is even gone. Guess thats the whole opening team pretty much. Anyone know who's replaced them?

May 19, 2015
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Pearl at Bayview Village

Similar thoughts. I love Pearl Harbourfront and If I don't want to make the trip down its a passable alternative. Not quite as good but a lot closer and a good option fro the area

May 08, 2015
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

Yeah a friend was a server at the restaurant and the museum apparently did a complete 180 on the food program. I know about half of the staff has left because of it - including the chef who has left or is leaving any day now.

"Valdez" by Steve Gonzalez opening.. in a month?

had a similar experience

May 08, 2015
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Winterlicious Menus are up: Jan 25 - Feb 7, 2013...

There is a new Chef de Cuisine there now called Gaetano Ferrara. He is one to watch I think.

Jan 31, 2013
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fabricca Update

I reread the review you are refrencing and she is talking about his cookbook not the food at fabricca when he says the food is too complicated for the average person.

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Fabbrica
49 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto, ON M3C0E5, CA

Nov 24, 2010
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What's your most disappointing dining experience?

It has been sold and pascal is no longer there

Apr 30, 2010
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Diastatic Malt Powder

You can usually get it at any good heath food store like the Big Carrot or Noahs. Self brew wine and beer shops often have it as well.

Mar 20, 2010
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

where to buy small chicken breasts similar to KFC ones ?

the KFC chicken breasts seem smaller because it is the two breast of the chicken cut into three pieces. The center breast and the two side pieces.

Feb 09, 2010
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Perigee: Worth the Hassle?

Sorry to say but it looks like your out of luck. I just went on their website to make a reservation and they have closed there doors for good it seems

Apr 13, 2009
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy Fresh Fish, what day of the week?

In general fish arrives in Toronto on two days of the week depending on where it is coming from. The people that import the fish and then disperse it to stores get fish coming from the Mediteranean on Thursdays (shows up in stores on Fridays ) and the rest of the world on Mondays (shows up in stores on Tuesdays ).

Jan 07, 2009
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fresh Goose

they had fresh goose at the two Longo locations I was at on the weekend. Woodbine and Seven and Leslie and Yorkmills.

Dec 22, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

a place for dinner then drinks?

i Like Marben. Good food, cocktails and scene

Oct 13, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Quick Vote: JKWB, Cava, Rain, Monsoon

Not to go off topic, but I read a while ago about rain turning their bar into a raw and sushi bar etc... bar. Has it happened and if yes anyone been?

Sep 21, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

If you could only eat at one restaurant every night, which one would you choose?

If I could change it to every day I would have to say dim sum atg pearl harbourfront. I could eat only this for the rest of my life if I had to.

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

All-Clad in Toronto

Agree with truffles. Over the years I have picked up a number of pieces that they have run as door crashers that weren't advertized.I used them constantly over the last five years and they look the way they did new.

Aug 23, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Upscale Saturday Lunch - uptown

Terra is worth the trip if you haven't been. I think there open for lunch although I've only ever been for dinner.

Jul 24, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Spiral slicer?

You can get it at Tap Phong (sp?) on Spadina, Nikalou at Bathurst and Queen or in the Kitchen store on the top level of St. Lawrence Market. It is made by Ben Rinner but be warned it costs about $110.00

Jul 24, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best T.O. restos to take Vancouver-based chef/son.

Try Lucien, Colbourne Lane, or my fav George, If your son is a chef I'm sure any one of these will please.

Jul 13, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best steak tartar?

I second didier. The rest of my meal was a little up and down but the tartar was grrreat. I found the portion size to be just right but to be fair to City Girl I'm a pretty big guy.

Apr 28, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Garden @ Eleven - Anyone been?

From the looks of the menu, on the website, it is just setting up to be a neighboorhood spot. The prices are sure nowhere near Perigee. The cost of their highest main course is lower then the mid range appetizer I had last time I was at Perigee. As far as taking risks maybe their not trying to - it sure didn't seem to work out with Brad Moore. Who knows?

Apr 27, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Post-Valentine's, Preferably French

Have you tried Bistro Tournesol. Its cozy and the food is always good and the price is reasonable.

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Bistro Tournesol
406 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R1V9, CA

Feb 15, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chef's Table, Tasting Menu?

Also the original chef has now left.

Feb 14, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Lemon Balm

Most restaurants get their Lemon Balm from a company named Fresh Herbs By Daniel and they are the seedlings of the plant {very tender}. Cookstown sells the older tougher mature plant, that like mint is not so good for straight eating. I have seen the same seedlings from FHBDaniel at the lower floor of the St Lawrence Market

Feb 06, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nice Restaurant with Private room in Toronto?

I love the rooms at Splendido and Chiado personally. Almost all of the top flight restaurant here have private rooms.

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Splendido
88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

Chiado
864 College Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, CA

Jan 23, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Restaurants for birthday dinners in Toronto?

I had the bread stew there as well. It was called an ascorda (don't know about the spelling). It was amazing, like the most amazing stuffing you ever had.

Jan 22, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Restaurants for birthday dinners in Toronto?

I've herd that the original chef at Perigee has also recently left.

Jan 22, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good Toronto Restaurants Open on Sunday Night

Batifole is my Sunday go to restaurant. Never lets me down.

Jan 21, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to get goat's milk downtown?

Try the Big Carrot or Noah's. You also might want to check if they will use soy milk as a substitute instead of the goat's milk.

Jan 15, 2008
acorn in Ontario (inc. Toronto)