488 Wellington W, at Portland, 416-979-1990, marbenrestaurant.com, @Marbenresto
There’s more to Jason Priestley’s CV than Beverly Hills 90210. He’s also appeared in a Britney Spears video, raced a Lotus Esprit in the very first Gumball 3000 rally and was cast as Jack in the recent production of David Mamet’s Race at our very own Bluma Appel Theatre. That’s when you would have seen the BC-born thesp at this lumberjack locavorium laying waste to chef Robert Bragagnolo’s $57 seven- course tasting menu. He’s reported to have been particularly impressed with the first two courses, a ball of herbed chèvre made to look like a tomato, and a tortilla cone filled with guacamole, tequila and tuna ceviche. Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5 to 11 pm, Thursday to Saturday 5 pm to 1 am; bar tlll close. Closed Monday, holidays. Reservations accepted. Licensed. Access: seven steps at door, washrooms on same floor.