TASTE SOME OF THE BEST FOOD TORONTO HAS TO OFFER WITH THIS CITYWIDE CELEBRATION OF FOOD
Kasa Moto’s Summerlicious menu items include Lobster Miso Soup, Shichimi Arctic Char and Strawberry Shortcake, among others.
TO JULY 24 Summerlicious returns for the 13th year, enabling patrons an opportunity to dine at some of the city’s premier establishments. The city-wide celebration encompasses more than 200 restaurants, with each creating three-course prix fixe menus for lunch ($18 to $28) and dinner ($28 to $48). Returning favourites include Canoe, The Carbon Bar, and Chase Fish & Oyster Bar, while Ufficio, Kasa Moto, and Beaumont Kitchen are new to the program. Spots fill up fast at some of the most popular restaurants, so make sure to make reservations ahead of time.—Karen Stevens
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.