Winterlicious ’09 – Amaya

www.amayarestaurant.com Critically acclaimed Amaya took Toronto by storm almost two years ago, blending classic Indian cooking with modern techniques and flavours. For all intents and purposes, it introduced Nouvelle Indian cuisine to the masses (The Host doesn’t count) and has been loved since then. A second restaurant opened on Yonge street, and another take out… 

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Winterlicious – Veritas

www.localfare.ca Chef Brad Long (Food TV, ACC, Platinum club) has been long advocating his ethic of cultivating food from local and organic ingredients, longer than most other chefs in the city. Veritas has been a sandbox for his culinary exploration — fresh province ingredients gently flavoured, with one of the best local wine lists in… 

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School Bakery and Cafe

70 Fraser Avenue, Toronto ON 416-588-0005www.sbcto.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? small selection WeekdaysMon to Fri: 8am to 4pmCocktails: 3:30pm to 7pmWeekendsSat & Sun: 10am to 4pm No Reservations “You have to make your way through the landmines before you find comfortable footing,” says Chef Brad Moore of School Bakery and… 

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ONE Restaurant

118 Yorkville Ave, Toronto ON 416-916-9600www.onehazelton.comMapApprox $50 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? small selection Breakfast,Brunch,DinnerMonday to Sunday6:30am to 2am Reservations recommended A sense of anticipation was never so great for a simple lunch. Neither was a simple lunch ever so overwhelmingly indulgent. An eating experience worth the uncomfortable fullness that follows, lunch… 

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Red Tomato

321 King Street West, Toronto ON 416-971-6626www.redtomato.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available Lunch,DinnerMon to Sat: 11:30am to 12amSunday: 4:30pm to 11pm Reservations recommended It was a night of ups and downs at the Red Tomato. Downstairs neighbour to the more famous Fred’s Not Here, it’s a cozy, casual spot… 

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