The hottest places to eat this De­cem­ber

Plus Bayview gets Goa, and Asian tapas comes to North York

Thornhill Post - - Food -

big opens

Lit­tle Italy gets a huge new Ital­ian restau­rant with the ar­rival of 3,600-square-foot

GAR­RI­SON (760 Col­lege St.). Head CREEK chef Dino Cordileone takes tra­di­tional recipes and makes them his own. ( Why not give the gnoc­chi pou­tine a try?) There’s also an ex­ten­sive ravi­oli menu fea­tur­ing fill­ings from lob­ster and marsco­pone to Nordic shrimp and mango to braised rab­bit and porcini mush­rooms. Time to set­tle into a nice carb coma. Bayview wel­comes (2901

GOA Bayview Ave.) where He­mant Bhag­wani show­cases his metic­u­lously re­searched Por­tuguese-in­flu­enced In­dian coastal cui­sine. He’s also open­ing

GOOD KARMA at Fairview Mall (1800 Shep­pard Ave. E.), serv­ing up healthy plant-for­ward sal­ads, cur­ries and kebabs.

(2425 Yonge CHI ASIAN TAPAS St.) serves up a food tour of the tasty con­ti­nent. It’s got ev­ery­thing from tra­di­tional Hong Kong dim sum to Ja­panese-style skew­ers of grilled veg­gies and meat to Viet­namese pulled pork bao to Thai tom yum noo­dle soup, to name a few items on the stacked menu. Try out the prix fixe party menu to max­i­mize your abil­ity to sam­ple the most dishes.

foodie finds

Start­ing this month, the Food Dudes and 10tation Event Cater­ing join forces for GRAND

(15 BIZARRE SUP­PER CLUB Saskatchewan Rd.), a weekly in­ter­ac­tive din­ner se­ries of epic pro­por­tions. Think per­for­mance art, live mu­sic and global cui­sine. The menu prom­ises to be on the out­ra­geous side, with op­tions like a ni­tro­gen sun­dae bar. A wob­bly flap­jack won­der called

(2471 Yonge St.) FUWA FUWA has opened at Yonge and Eg. With an en­tirely new menu, the lo­ca­tion of­fers cho­co­late-cen­tric se­lec­tions like the creamy Oreo pan­cakes and matcha white cho­co­late pan­cakes with mochi. Named af­ter a small me­dieval vil­lage in west­ern France,

LA (13495 Bathurst BREHANDAISE St., Unit 6) has been a cater­ing busi­ness since 2008, now it is ex­pand­ing with a restau­rant in the newly ren­o­vated space. Stop by for lunch or just cof­fee and some tra­di­tional French pas­tries — it’s all mag­nifique!

com­ing soon

We’re still ea­gerly await­ing

TORA (3401 Duf­ferin St.), a new sushi con­cept from the peo­ple at Miku. Look for the York­dale open­ing in early 2019. Al­though we don’t have a name or a chef yet, the new ven­ture (sec­ond floor of 88 Av­enue Rd.) will be a high-end edo­mae-style sushi restau­rant backed by Shoushin’s silent part­ner.

(849 Dun­das St. W.), from CASA La Palma’s Craig Hard­ing and Alexan­dra Hutchi­son, is com­ing soon to the space just above the Cal­i­for­nian fave. We’re also keep­ing care­ful watch over the up­com­ing

AN­NEX (384 Bloor St. W.). FOOD HALL When will it open? Which ven- dors will be the first to move in? Ru­mours say Jan­uary is look­ing good, but rest as­sured we’ll keep you in the loop. Toronto’s all fired-up for Ar­gen­tine-style open-flame grilling. Ex­ec­u­tive chef Ro­main Avril (Le So­ci­eté and Lavelle) aims high, with the world’s largest Ar­gen­tine-in­spired grill at

NERUDA (1681 Lake Shore Blvd. E.), where he cooks up Latin, Mediter­ranean and Mid­dle Eastern–in­spired eats.

sad to see you go

We say a sad farewell to Matty Mathe­son’s first restau­rant,

LABOUR. There’s PARTS AND still time to scarf one more P&L burger and join a sweaty dance party in the base­ment be­fore it closes for­ever. This month also sees

NOTA BENE’s fi­nal ser­vice on N.Y.E. But out of the ashes of this clos­ing comes the phoenix of David Lee’s ex­cit­ing new con

PLANTA cept.

Clock­wise from left: Fried chicken bao at Grand Bizarre Sup­per Club, Gar­ri­son Creek’s for­mag­gio af­fu­mi­cato, The funky din­ing room at Chi Asian Tapas

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