Remember Tournayre, that particularly stellar Parisian bakery on Queen East on the edge of the Beach that closed a couple of years back when the owners sadly returned to France? Well, Marc and Sandra Tournayre are back, this time in partnership with Jules's (147 Spadina, at Queen West, 416-348-8886) Eric and Mahasti Strippoli in a new uptown venture they've dubbed Jules Café Patisserie (617 Mt. Pleasant, at Manor, 416-481-1666). Besides a Gallic card of sandwiches, salad and quiche, they make a mean multigrain baguette and recreate Tournayre's exemplary croissants.
Box on Bay
As predicted here, Queen West's terrific Sandwich Box has launched a second outlet in the downtown core (67 Richmond West, at Bay, 416-913-4444). Anyone used to the lineups at the original location will be relieved to learn that the new curbside spot is twice the size and comes decked out with tables and chairs for eating in, a first!