T.O. restaurant that led culinary revival set to close
Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg recently announced the closure of her trailblazing restaurant, the Black Hoof, over social media. The last day of operation will be Aug. 20, and you can bet the resto will be packed until then as foodies descend on Dundas Street West for one last taste of the creative cuisine. Agg opened the resto back in 2008 and over the last decade set some of the city’s culinary trends, such as charcuterie and bone marrow.The Hoof is also known for its chefs, most notably Grant van Gameren. He partnered with her and helmed the Hoof kitchen during its formative years and famously earned rave reviews from British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, among others. Jen Agg will continue to operate lively cocktail spot Rhum Corner and swanky wine bar Grey Gardens.
Anthony Bourdain tries out one of the Black Hoof’s specialties: bone marrow.