Toronto: International Cuisine in the Kingsway Neighborhood

Photo Credit: Heather Zorzini, Toronto Examiner

Visitors to the anglo-centric Kingsway will be pleased to discover a delicious range of ethnic eateries. Greek, Thai, Italian, French, Spanish and Japanese restaurants are part of the elegant line up along Bloor Street West between Prince Edward Drive and Montgomery Road. TTC travellers can disembark at the Royal York subway station.

Along with fabulous international cuisine, the Kingsway coddles shoppers with high-end clothing boutiques, salons and an independent movie theatre. Wrought iron lanterns, benches and flower-filled boulevards complete the charming scene, and colourful seasonal banners delineate this small but chic stretch of commercial real estate. READ MORE

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Winterlicious: Toronto Restaurant Week

Toronto’s Winterlicious is a great excuse to get out of the kitchen and into the dining rooms of 150 Toronto restaurants, including some of the best ethnic and international venues in the city.

This year’s Winterlicious will run from January 29th to February 11, 2010 and offer three-course prix fixe menus ranging from $15-25 for lunch and $25-45 for dinner. The following is a partial list of the many fine restaurants participating in a winter wonderland of bargain-priced dining. Read More at Winterlicious

Review by Heather Zorzini, Toronto Ethnic Restaurants Examiner

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King Tut Exhibit & FRANK Restaurants

 

King Tut

King Tut exhibit is currently at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto.  Visitor have the opportunity to see the famous exhibit then eat like an Egyptian at FRANK at the museum for delicious Egyptian Food until April 18.

The Menu:

Egyptian cuisine on the menu includes  medjool dates, figs, pomegranates, pomegranate molasses, oranges and lamb on all the menus.

Star.com got a chance to interview Executive Chef Anne Yarymowich. “More than serving traditional dishes, or being true to ancient Egyptian cuisine or even modern Egyptian cuisine, it’s about evoking the flavours of that part of the world,” explains Yarymowich. “(King Tut) being royalty and whatnot, abundance and an exotic feel will be part of the experience.”

King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs runs until April 18, so there’s lots of room for creative dabbling. Yarymowich will change the prix fixe menu at Frank daily (lunch is $36, dinner $56), remaining mindful of the restaurant’s focus on local, seasonal and organic fare.

One thing that will get regular play is a dry nut and spice mixture called dukkah. Egyptians dip fresh bread into olive oil and then into dukkah. They also sprinkle it on salads and veggies, or rub it on meats.

About FRANK Restaurant:

In Addition to the Toronto location, FRANK has locations in New York, Austin, New Jersey, Salt Lake City and Shanghai.

FRANK, the new AGO restaurant, is a distinct Frank Gehry-designed space. Its casual, chic décor includes modern Danish furnishings and a contemporary installation of Frank Stella’s work. Executive chef Anne Yarymowich collaborates with chef de cuisine Martha Wright to create contemporary comfort cuisine: food that is warm and inviting,

This Year’s Schedule for the The King Tut Exhibit:

San Francisco: Now until March at DE YOUNG Museum

New York:  Late April

Denver: July 1, 2010 to January 2, 2011

For more information & Ticket info visit: http://www.kingtut.org/home

Toronto Will Your Fave Ethnic Restaurants Be Open X-mas Eve/Day?

Take a break from holiday hassles and enjoy lunch or dinner at some of the finest restaurants serving international and ethnic cuisine in Toronto. The following quality establishments are open at various times during the Christmas season.

Find out about the Chinese, French, Indian, Korean Thai and More Restaurants open during the holidays visit: http://www.examiner.com/x-29478-Toronto-Ethnic-Restaurants-Examiner~y2009m11d26-Some-of-Torontos-best-ethnic-and-international-restaurants-are-open-over-the-Christmas-season

Find more information at restaurants Toronto

Article by Heather Zorzini- Toronto Ethnic Restaurant Examiner