As we started this new year, I got to thinking about which restos had piqued my curiosity during 2009, and which spots I loved enough to visit revisit during the first year of the aughties. Some are brand new restos or cafes, while others are well-known with a new seasonal menu. Either way, my palate is eager to be sated by the concepts and flavours of these cuisines, be it ethnic flair or gourmet comfort food.
Chef Dennis Johnston has rehauled both the restaurant’s aesthetic and menu.
3. Satisfaction Feast
I’m a meatatarian at heart, but sometimes a little tofu goes a long way.
Simply because there’s a pizza with Pumpkin seed pesto, arugula, roast chicken and gouda.
5. Chez Tess
Ummm, it’s a restaurant based on sweet & savory crepes. ‘Nuff said.
7. Epicurious Morsels
I love the fruits de mer
, and they have tons of interesting seafood dishes.
Because any spot by Chef Craig Flinn should be amazing!
an equally swank menu.
10. Restaurant 1241
Who doesn’t want to know what’s up with this spot post Chef Ray Bear?!?