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Galette des Rois

Thanks all for your input - that's fabulous!

Dec 29, 2013
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Galette des Rois

Anyone aware of a bakery selling Galette des Rois? I know Thuet used to make it, and I've heard rumour that Bonjour Brioche might. Any other ideas?

Dec 28, 2013
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Gilead Wine Bar

You know what? The bit that's sort of missing is the whole Open Kitchen thing that was featured at JKWB.....That really made the experience there. Something they won't be able to replicate at Gilead.

Upon saying that, we went for dins on the 6th and had a fabulous meal....

Dec 23, 2013
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dinner Reccomendations

You've got to try The Carbon Bar - a tremendous brand new place billed as a "massive southern bistro" http://thecarbonbar.ca/. David Lee and Franco Prevedello are behind it, btw

Had the cheese croquettes, the queso de cabeza, the sea bass and the jerk cornish hen - all of it stellar! For desert we opted for the goat's milk ice cream with wild honey and a couple of the fabulous "carbon chocolate bars".

Mr. Sharkfin and I eat everywhere and anywhere, always on the lookout for something new and really good....Carbon Bar ticks all those boxes! Quite simply knocked our socks off!

Dec 23, 2013
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to Eat on Railay Beach

Off to Thailand next month and plan to spend time on Railay Beach (Bay). We've been doing some reading and it looks like the best food is on the beach on the East Side of the peninsula. Anyone have any "on the ground intel"? Is the best food on Railay east or west?

Oh, and has anyone eaten at Rayavadee? Presumably it's expensive, but is it any good?

Jan 24, 2013
SharkfinSoup in China & Southeast Asia

Rustington, LIttlehampton, Chichester

Hello there!

Going to be in the above area on New Year's Day. Where should we go for lunch to eat? We're either looking for a nice "country pub" or great seafood.

Is Brighton the only "real" option? :)

Dec 16, 2012
SharkfinSoup in U.K./Ireland

GLAS - Where Frankly used to be - Queen East, Leslieville

Hey Modizzle thanks for the info. Wonder if they have a website?

Jun 22, 2012
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

GLAS - Where Frankly used to be - Queen East, Leslieville

I'm assuming this is a new restro. - it's in the space that was occupied by Frankly.

Anyone have any "intell"?

Jun 14, 2012
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Lunch Picks - St. Lawrence Market

Wow! Thanks for all your input - I have some investigating to do - Cheers! :)

Feb 08, 2012
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Lunch Picks - St. Lawrence Market

Who sells the best lunch goodies at St. Lawrence?

I know the peameal is fabulous at Carousel, I've recently read about Carniceros being good, the tempura shrimp downstairs are quite moreish, but am wondering if anyone has any new and inspiring suggestions. I need an alternate to the (mostly) slop on offer in the PATH. :)

Feb 07, 2012
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

President's Choice Black Label

Oooh, lucky you! Wish I got stuff like that in my mailbox :) Guess the Westons figure folks in my part of town don't shop in their stores - LOL!

I love the branding of the new Black Label stuff - it's fabulous just to stand and stare at everything in the range. Reminds me a bit of the Dave Nichol/Watt Group time at Loblaws. We've tried the Belgian Chocolate Chunk cookies - they were delish! Not many in the box, but who cares...we'd only eat them all in one go anyway! Noticed a "Black Label Cookbook" in Leslie/Lakeshore Lobs. today....Beautiful photography, lots of appetizer-type recipes - aimed at Christmas party entertaining, I'm thinking.

Nov 01, 2011
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Scotch egg in Toronto

You could try here, of course....http://hackneyfinefoods.com/ :)

Sep 26, 2011
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

English/British Bangers?

Who in Toronto makes the best English-style sausages? Any recommendations?

Sep 05, 2011
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Modern Chinese in Boston

Too funny! - yup....this is for friends of mine who will like that sort of thing - I said I'd post to Chowhound to see if anyone had any ideas...

Jun 30, 2011
SharkfinSoup in Greater Boston Area

Le Canard Mort

Yeah, I grabbed a copy of the menu from the owner last Saturday as they were putting up the sign, I noticed the cocktail/beer thing. How "light on wine" are they? A few bottles/glasses of each colour sort of thing?

Jun 30, 2011
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Modern Chinese in Boston

Looking for a restaurant similar to NYC Tao....any suggestions?

Jun 30, 2011
SharkfinSoup in Greater Boston Area

Chocolate Making Supplies - London

Will be in London later this year (for my annual food/clothes/books/party popper shopping trip) and am looking for a shop to assuage my new passion for making "things chocolate". I'm specifically looking for moulds, but anything chocolatey is interesting to me....

It doesn't really matter where in London as long as it's on the tube - we stay in Shoreditch.

Ta!

May 18, 2011
SharkfinSoup in U.K./Ireland

Cafe Belong at The Brickworks

Cheers TorontoJo...I read about his catering operation too, but I get the impression that there's going to be a cafe...Great excuse to go to The Brickworks - as if I need one :)

Mar 02, 2011
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cafe Belong at The Brickworks

Read about this in that VISA Infinite brochure that arrived with this morning's Globe. I searched The Brickworks site but there's nothing much, a placeholder page saying "opening Spring 2011" and a news release dated April 2010 stating the cafe was slated to open last Fall.

Does anyone know anything? Any idea when it's opening...if it's not already.

Mar 02, 2011
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

River Rock Cafe

Noticed this little place the other week - it's on east side of Carlaw maybe 1/2 block (if that) north of Queen.

Anyone been there or know anything about it?

Dec 10, 2010
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best macarons in Toronto?

Well, it's really take-away - there is some lovely seating but they don't really offer bevvies....They had coffee in those flask things, but no espresso machine.

Nov 27, 2010
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best macarons in Toronto?

Yes, we tried this wonderful square too - shortbread base, chocolate, nuts, all sorts of surgary yumminess. We were told by one of the owners that her inspiration for this creation came from childhood - something her Gran used to make. So yes, it does look fancy but they sell lovely "rustic" goodies too. The best of both worlds?

Nov 26, 2010
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

A Pie to Remember

Yes, that's the place!

Nov 25, 2010
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best macarons in Toronto?

Dunno....I went to Bobette & Belle days after they opened and I loved their macarons - particularly the passionfruit & white chocolate - yum! I don't know whether Bobette & Belle supplied(s) McEwen....but personally, I found McEwan's macarons very uninspiring - they tasted a bit like a damp basement smells :( - (kept in a fridge/freezer too long perhaps). I also read somewhere recently that B & B supply Pusateri's - so who knows? My recipe for macaron nirvana....go to Bobette & Belle in Leslieville and try them there - at the source.

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Pusateri's
1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

Nov 25, 2010
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

A Pie to Remember

Just noticed this place on the north-west corner of Queen East & Boulton. Does anyone know anything about it?

Nov 25, 2010
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dynasty on Bloor

Anyone know what happened to it. Place is totally empty...have they permanently closed up shop or gone elsewhere?

Nov 12, 2010
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Openings 2010

Cheers, LTL - will do! :)

Oct 07, 2010
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Openings 2010

Hey LTL - I can't find Fabbrica's website.

Do you have a link?

Oct 07, 2010
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Openings 2010

Leslieville:
Queen Margherita Pizza, 1402 Queen E
After a protracted delay/wait for their liquor licence (what else is new) open today, I understand.

Apr 14, 2010
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Queen Margherita Pizza

Hey Lazar, thanks so much for finding out QMP's opening date and posting it.

I was just going to call them myself, so you saved me the job.

Apr 07, 2010
SharkfinSoup in Ontario (inc. Toronto)