Grant Van Gameren's latest endeavour, Bar Raval, has been rammed from day one. I finally got to visit today to sample some daytime snacks and some of the best coffee I've had in a while.
Newish spot Thoroughbred will be joining the breakfast brigade with their "Low Tea". The cozy spot is tucked away in Toronto's Fashion District, conveniently across from a multiplex, making it a great spot for pre-movie dinner or brunch. At a friends and family preview, we got to sample some of their delicious pastries as well as à la cart items.
To paraphrase Lord Tennyson, in the spring this young woman's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of veggies. I love this country, truly I do, but the dearth of variety in fresh produce for half the year just about kills me sometimes.
I've been an unabashed fan of the food at Lamesa Filipino Kitchen pretty much since they opened about 2 years ago at Queen and Bathurst. Chef Rudy Boquila and manager Les Sabilano have put together a team both in the back and front of house who are flawlessly executing a unique dining experience.