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vineland toronto

I’m still here and still eating lots of delicious things, but I have been on the move so much of late, I haven’t had the opportunity to sit down and write a nice long post. Updates to come soon, meanwhile, the last few days was spent in Toronto. I didn’t make it to New York this time, and flew directly home. Leaving for Shanghai on Saturday morning.

Checked out Momofuku and Café Boulud in Toronto – both lovely new openings and went out to Canadian vineyards for tastings (and buying). So impressed that there are so many interesting wines they don’t export. So, it’s not really just about Ice Wines and Maple syrup in Canada, they just don’t export the other great stuff!

momofuku toronto

Had dinner at Café Boulud – that makes 3 of his outfits I’ve been to and am still looking forward to try his eponymous 3* restaurant in New York. Then there was momofuku new to the Toronto dining scene, I love lucky peach magazine and have read countless food blogs on Chang’s food, but I didn’t understand the menu so I couldn’t appreciate it – it was so fusion, it confused more than surprise.

The best meal I had in Canada was in Vineland, by the vineyard. The menu was short and modest, but simple and amazing.

Some of the best mussels I’ve had, the East Coast Mussles and a braised pork belly dish.

vineland toronto canada mussels

vineland toronto pork belly

korean Toronto

And my awesome friends A & Mtook me to Korean town as well as Fabarnak.

and yum sugar pancakes as well as walnut cakes!
toronto K town

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  1. Heidi Leon Monges (@heidileon)
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 08:26:24

    Oh, so is kind of a disappointment Momofuku restaurant?. What a shame!. I also love LuckyPeach mag (via you, of course ;-) ) and Chang´s cooking motto but if the food is not good, what´s the point?. Boo.

    But well, aside that, your Toronto trip looks like a lovely (busy) one.


  2. baobabs
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 10:00:34

    I guess I just didn’t get what he was trying to do, it wasn’t bad, I didn’t really know what to expect, why it was done the way it was – Korean, Asian, Chinese, some Japanese all mixed together and none of the flavours made sense to my palate. Must be just me – because everyone else has raving viewings. We were a party of 3, so we missed out on those famous ribs for a min of 8 people. Was crazy busy but so glad I managed to do as much as humanly possible!


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