photo courtesy of Pangaea
JULY 6 TO 22 Hopefully you have a hearty appetite—the 10th annual Summerlicious dining event has top restaurants opening their doors and dropping their prices. For this event, 180 participating dining rooms create three-course prix fixe menus—$15, $20 and $25 at lunch, and $25, $35 and $45 for dinner—showcasing the city’s diversity of tastes, from rustic Italian to classical French, Canadian cuisine to the flavours of Southeast Asia. Featuring new restaurants like La Société and Colborne Lane, as well as established venues like Pangaea and La Maquette, you won’t be able to pass up this foodie feeding frenzy. Reservations are highly recommended. Visit here for more information.
Photo by George Pimentel
Toronto’s tastemakers have been out in full force ever since La Société brought Parisian glamour back to the Bloor Street strip. The large bistro from hospitality impresario Charles Khabouth exudes easy-going sophistication in a second-floor space that’s dressed with a glowing bar, leather banquettes, bronze statuettes and a handcrafted stained-glass ceiling. French classics fill the menu with such offerings as duck confit ($28) and steak frites ($26), though fresh seafood and fish dishes are definitely highlighted. With summer in full swing, request a table on the terrace or street-level patio—adjacent to Toronto’s Cartier boutique, of course—for one of the city’s better people-watching experiences.