Canada is one of the world’s fastest-growing food destinations, and the cities all over the country boast a number of world-class restaurants and dining experiences. With over 130 languages spoken in Canada, five China-towns, a Greek-town, two little Italys, and even a Korea-town, there’s no need to imagine the wealth of culinary genius on offer in Canada. With over 9,000 restaurants, bars and snack-joints to choose from, Toronto is one of the most visited places in Canada, and it offer’s the excitement of a major city mixed with the cooking traditions of a number of places rolled into one! Let’s take a look at some of newest, vibrant and most delicious places to eat that Toronto has to offer.
Dbar and Café Boulud
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, and as such you’d expect it to have the biggest and best restaurants. So, what’s so different about Dbar and Café Boulud? Well, firstly it can be found tucked away inside the new Four Seasons Toronto, casually cooking some of the best poutine in the country! Poutine is usually found in the French Canadian restaurants and cities, like Quebec, however this restaurant has taken this national dish from the far reaches of the country and brought it back to live in its biggest city.
There is one main difference with this dish however, and that is the spice factor. Poutine is traditionally made up of French fries, gravy and cheese, however the Dbar and Café Boulud tries to make the tasting experience a little more intense. From jalapenos and chili gravy to spicy pulled pork, this is certainly an interesting spin on poutine, however this is not the only tasty dish this restaurant offers. The menu includes homemade sausages, gourmet burgers, succulent steaks and a whole host of great cocktails to get you in the mood to dance!
Fish dishes have always been popular in Toronto, however the city has been waiting for one to stand out and incorporate the casual shell fish brunches with luxury main even meals. Thankfully Rock Lobster has stepped up to the plate, and it has only recently been given a permanent location after roaming around the city as a pop-up establishment. As the name suggests, this restaurant celebrates the wonderfully-tasting lobster, and nearly all of their stock come from the beautiful and fresh waters of Nova Scotia. From lobster cappuccino to a whole lobster dinner, you can even try out lobster-themed cocktails! If you’re thinking about visiting Toronto this summer, make sure you take a look at Auto Europe for the best deals on hire cars.
Momofuku Noodle Bar, Nikai, Daisho and Shoto
Incorporating four distinct concepts all under one room is a sight to behold from head chef David Chang, and he pulls it off quite spectacularly. This restaurant can be found on the boarder of downtown Toronto, and it’s cleverly situated right next to the entertainment district too. The restaurant itself is a three story glass cube, with a noodle bar on the first floor, a cocktail lounge on the second floor, and a brunch-style buffet on the third floor. Make sure you get here early as this restaurant doesn’t accept reservations!image: WikimediaCommons