Former Bar Buca chef opens in Templar Hotel
Plus Sash Simpson is opening a wine bar, and Mt. Pleasant gets Omakase
Fine Japanese dining comes to midtown at (643A Mt. Pleasant Rd.). Enjoy a fouror nine-course seasonal omakase menu (with sake pairings, if you so desire) made from ingredients imported directly from the land of the rising sun.
Clockwise from left: Mother Tongue’s angel eggs with foie gras mousse, the snazzy bar at Regulars, LOB’s Nashville hot chicken sandwich Little Italy’s newest hole-in-thewall (316 College St.) is the perfect place to try out Wuhan-style cuisine and get your fill of delicious, delicious duck. Just be prepared: the spice level may be a bit much for Wuhan cuisine neophytes.
Despite the name, this new healthy eating resto from the founder of David’s Tea does not have any disgruntled vegetables on the menu. Instead, (2293 Yonge St.) serves up fresh and nutritious dishes from caesar salads to Mexican chicken stew.
Yorkville’s tony (60 Yorkville Ave.) just got a head-totoe makeover. Chef Daniel Boulud revamped the eats, and the newly renovated space features some flashy LED art. Stop by and sip one of Darryl Chan’s new cocktail creations.
The new (651 College St.) is the second location for the owner of Sala Modern Thai on the Danforth. The restaurant is as esthetically pleasing as they come, with vibrant, painstakingly plated dishes (made using authentic Thai recipes) and an interior that boasts a beautiful wood bar
IMM THAI KITCHEN coming soon
(1133 Yonge St.), a fine dining venture in the works from North 44’s head chef of more than 23 years, Sash Simpson. He says to expect a modern American menu with a global infusion. Construction is moving along nicely, so start looking for the doors to open in late 2018. Speaking of North 44, the new
(2537 Yonge St.) opening in the uptown legend’s former space is still on track for winter 2018. Bring on the roasted lamb shoulder and the wood-fired pide topped with wagyu!
Also, coming any day now is that new (101 Eglinton Ave. E.) at Yonge and Eg. Think all-day café plus all-Italian carbfilled faves.
Signs are up outside of the Yonge and Lawrence location that has seen several players since local Italian favourite Bindi’s said arrivederci. Looks like a new Chinese concept (3241 Yonge St.) is set to open in the space.
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