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Osteria Ciceri e Tria

June Editor’s Picks: Dining

Ultra (photo by Device 222)

Ultra (photo by Device 222).

1. One of Toronto’s swankiest dining and nightlife destination just got even more posh. Along the see-and-be-seen strip of Queen Street West, Ultra recently unveiled a new Munge Leung–designed interior that melds candlelit intimacy with cheeky features like a 15-foot-high wall of giant rooster photos and a communal table fashioned by edgy local firm Castor. The menu has been overhauled, too. While steaks ($28 to $45)—a supper club staple with varied accompaniments—remain, chef Chris Zielinski also serves up eastern-inspired small plates such as hoisin-ginger salmon with pineapple-coriander jus ($20) and half-baked lobster with avocado salad and chipotle hollandaise ($19). Don’t forget your dancing shoes—top-tier DJs spin late four nights a week.

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Anne of Green Gables Extra—Scarlet Fever

Places to eat, shop and see before or after seeing Anne of Green Gables—The Musical.
—By Amy Baker

George

George

EAT Anne’s rousing nature and appetite for adventure on Canada’s East Coast may inspire a hankering for some fresh seafood delicacies. Within walking distance from the Elgin Theatre, Bâton Rouge serves delicious tuna steak, seared rare and drizzled with lime and ginger dressing, while nearby Superior prepares steamed mussels and pan-seared spicy calamari for appetizers. If you’re in the mood for Italian, try the rustic offerings at Osteria Ciceri e Tria (106 Victoria St., 416-955-0258), and for a memorable, upscale dining experience, order chef Lorenzo Loseto’s tasting menu at George. After the show, unwind with a premium cocktail in the refined yet casual environs of Pantages Martini Bar & Lounge.


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