T.O.’s top spot to see and be seen, but food is meh
Lobster crudo, black truffle agnolotti and yet the flavours are bland
SOFIA 99 Yorkville Ave. 416-479-8974 sofiayorkville.com
A decadent place to enjoy upscale Italian cusine and swanky cocktails.
Insalata di arance, aragosta, rigatoni alla vodka and torta dell’opera, a decadent chocolate cake for two.
Nishan Nepulangoda (of Blowfish fame) whips up Italianinspired signature martinis and tasty cocktails. There’s also an extensive wine list of international vintages. $250 for two. Mon.-Sat., 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It’s recommended that you book ahead of time at opentable.ca. One can barely keep up with Charles Khabouth, who at last count has 21 clubs and restaurants, all successful, all snazzy, all cool. From Cabana pool bar (very Vegas) to Byblos (very good Middle Eastern), this is the guy with the Midas touch. His new place, Sofia, has 238 seats and has 110 seats on two patios. Big. But no doubt Mr. Khabouth can fill 348 seats in Yorkville. Every night.
Clockwise from left: Sofia’s luxe dining room, arogosta crudo, zeppole di san Giuseppe Oliva,