Although it only opened quietly last week, the très chic Samuel J. Moore bistro in the historic Great Hall (1087 Queen West, at Dovercourt, 416-897-8348) looks like it's been there forever.
"That was the idea," says executive chef Alexandra Feswick. "We wanted something timeless and not trendy."
A joint venture between the Lakeview's Fadi Hakim and Alex Sengupta, Wrongbar and the Riverside's Nav Sangha and first-timer Sean Singh, the gorgeous 90-seat room sports white ceramic tile, black lacquered panelling, a pressed-tin ceiling and a marble-topped bar. Call it La Société. The carte, however, is anything but French.
"I'd call it eclectic Canadian and as locally sourced and seasonable as possible," says the ex-Brockton General chef. "It fits the neighbourhood."
The Drake, take 2
Not only has Ted Corrado been named the executive corporate chef of the Drake and its imminent Devonshire Inn in Prince Edward County, but the former C5 toque will also oversee its new Drake 150 restaurant in the core at York and Adelaide. Judging by the construction under way, we're guessing an early summer launch at the earliest. Enter a contest to win a pair of tickets to the opening party at drake150.ca.
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