Toronto’s Culinary Gems
I’m sure that you will agree that one of the most exciting things about any large metropolitan city is the vast array of unique and interesting restaurants around every corner and Toronto is no exception. Over the last eight years we have made it our mission to rarely go to the same restaurant twice because; we owe it to our guests to offer an expert opinion on the best cuisine Toronto has to offer.
When it comes to where to eat in Toronto, there are hundreds to choose from but here are three of our favorite restaurants. Let’s start with an old favorite, The Academy of the Spherical Arts. Dont’t let the small sign on this old stone building fool you, this was the home of the Brunswick billiard factory. Once inside you will get the rare opportunity to play on a billiard table built in the 1800’s paired with good service and great food. Here’s what Fred & Joyce Dowson from Leeds, UK had to say “Our sommelier offered perfect wine pairing with each of our entrees but the piece des resistance was the scotch selection and the exquisite billard tables”. But it’s not only the billard tables and the extensive scotch selection that will impress you, the artwork throughout the restauant, like the one above, makes a walk through the various rooms a must.
Our second recommendation, Against The Grain is nestled in a modern slate building on the edge of the newly created Sugar Beach. Sitting on the patio with a full moon and a dockside view of the cruise boats in Toronto Harbour makes for a perfect evening. You can taste the freshness because they are committed to sustainable agricultural practises, which means you get fresh local produce and natural foods that contain no antibiotics or growth hormones. Their website describes it best “Against the Grain is a casual Urban Tavern where people gather to enjoy Maple Chipotle Baked Wings with a local brew, Pulled Pork braised in dark beer and molasses, Stone Baked Pizzas or traditional cocktails with a twist’. Sounds delicious? It was!
Be sure to include at least one of these fine restaurants in your itinerary for your next visit to Toronto.
The Academy Of Spherical Arts
One Snooker Street, Toronto, ON Tel: (416) 532-2782
Against the Grain Urban Tavern
25 Dockside Drive, Corus Quay Toronto, ON Tel: 647-344-1562