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Hot Dining: Lynn Crawford’s Latest

Anyone who has seen chef Lynn Crawford on her Food Network television show Pitchin’ In knows that she holds her ingredients in high regard. Her latest culinary venture, the quirkily named Ruby Watchco, takes this freshness fetish to its logical and ever-delicious end. Tuesdays through Saturdays the former Four Seasons executive chef—abetted by equally talented kitchen comrade Lora Kirk—creates a nightly four-course prix fixe menu ($49) showcasing the seasonal bounty of Ontario farms. Anything goes at this welcoming neighbourhood nook, but for a taste, a recent evening proceeded thusly: a fried Malpeque oyster salad to start, then braised veal brisket with wild leek perogies, a wedge of Lankaaster from Glengarry Fine Cheese, and apple pandowdy for dessert.

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