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Hot Dining: Name Recognition

Photo by Katie Bateman

The bohemian-chic Ossington Avenue strip gets an upscale addition courtesy of Böhmer, the semi-eponymous restaurant of lauded chef Paul Boehmer. Formerly an auto-body shop, the surprisingly sizeable space is contained within a shell of concrete and whitewashed brick that’s softened by reclaimed wood chairs and communal table, plus a wood chandelier adorned with Swarovski crystals. Striking contrasts appear on Böhmer’s plates, too, where such offerings as venison tartar with apple-walnut salad ($17) and pan-seared Quebec foie gras ($22) adhere to the farm-to-fork philosophy while demonstrating the skills of a chef who has previously worked in some of the city’s classiest kitchens.

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