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Summerlicious lunch - part 2 @ Luma (King and John streets)

My choices for today’s $20 3-course lunch menu included:

1 - Chilled Soba Noodle Salad (vegetarian) charred gai lan, bok choy, perilla and miso dressing
2 - Grilled Organic Ocean Albacore Tuna, smoked tomato, fingerling potatoes, fennel and green goddess dressing
3 - Melons (vegetarian/local) compressed 100km melons, mint julep and nasturtium sorbet.

Good pick for Summerlicious!

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Patois (794 Dundas St W, Toronto, Canada)

The Dundas and Bathurst strip gentrification completed when Susur opened Bent a couple years ago. Patois open a couple of weeks ago to join the increasingly crowded restauran scene in the area. Jamaican-Chinese is the theme. Jerk chicken and fried rice, sounds good, right? The result? Underwhelming. The fried rice is indistinguishable from other Canadian-Chinese restaurants’ offerings, basically the recipe calls you just go to town with the soy sauce. The fried chicken was decent and the jerk chicken was the clear winner. And their version of the double-down from KFC was made of two Jamaican patties with bacon and melted cheese. How we felt about the dish sums up how we felt about the restaurant: it was ‘Kay

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Saturday morning breakfast @ Mabel’s Bakery (1156 Queen Street West or 323 Roncesvalles Avenue, http://www.mabelsbakery.ca/)

A stroll on Queen Street West on this breezy Saturday morning found us at Mabel’s Bakery.  Their baked goods looked so tempting and the store is warm and inviting…lots of people picking up a breakfast sandwich, a coffee, or artisan breads and other prepared goods, fresh made salads, quiches, cheese, charcuterie, and cakes for tonight’s appetizers or dinner. 

I will admit, I am a bit of a croissant snob…. So happy to say that Mabel’s butter croissants ($2.10) are fabulous!! Crispy layers on the outside, soft delicious buttery inside….mmmmm!!! Yes, I definitely really, really want a butter croissant again!!!! 

Frank also enjoyed his Morning Toast Bun. It looks like a popover with a hard-boiled egg yolk, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella on the inside ($3.75).  

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Summerlicious part 1 - Canoe (TD Tower, top floor)

$25 3-course lunch at Canoe is arguably the best of the summerlicious deals. Good food, good service, and a bird’s eye view of Toronto. My choices today included:

1 - Potted Rainbow Trout with Radishes, Tender Shoots & Pumpernickel
2 - Tree Syrup Rubbed Bison Short Rib with Charred Cauliflower, Ras El Hanout Cream & Pont Neuf potatoes
3 - Sablé Breton (vegetarian/local) with Vanilla Roasted Plums & Caramelized Osprey Bluffs Honey

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FIFA World Cup -Round of 16: Pre-game show at Bairrada Churrasqueira (near College and Dufferin)

Brazil vs. Chile

Gonna enjoy some frango no churrasco (grilled chicken) and pitcher of sangria in a wicked awesome courtyard patio and cheer along wih the football fans!

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INDULGE YOUR SENSES!!! every Thursday at David Pecault Square (between Metro Hall annd he Ritz) from May through October!!

Farmer’s market with freshly picked and local grown fruits and veggies, including strawberries, tomatoes, carrots, parsnip, kale, leeks, etc….. also flowers, honey products, baked goods like butter tarts, cookies, and berry pies, cured meats, sauces, etc!!! Plus lunch from various local restauranteurs and caterers but get there early for your pick of the freshest everything! I can never decide what to get!! Indulge indeed…!!

For details on the weekly events, see the City of Toronto’s website:
https://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=56f5962c8c3f0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=ac4d962c8c3f0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

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