It received James Beard Award nominations for the restaurant, Chef Mourad, and his Pastry Chef Melissa Chou. The restaurant and team is still on the rise and it’s a strong collaboration. The dessert menu should not be missed and Melissa’s talent is contributing to Aziza’s 1-Michelin Star rating.
So why was I eating gelato in the winter? Well because I love it that much, and because there was a special flavour unique to this neighbourhood cafe. I had recommendations to try Boreal Gelato, but specifically for their Boreal Balsam gelato, which is unique to Canada and the shop.
It was named #1 Best New Restaurant in Canada by EnRoute Magazine. It is a farm to table Euro-Canadian bistro inspired by seasonal and mostly local ingredients. The concepts and techniques are European and the food is presented unpretentiously. A must try in Toronto.
We took our Buick Encores for a short road trip up to Muskoka, Ontario’s luxurious cottage country 2 hours north of Toronto. After a little mountain ice climbing (yes, I did that!) I was starving. This is the Buick Encore Long Table Dinner with Muskoka Catering.
This menu was almost an edible translation of our Buick Encore culinary itinerary. The courses foreshadowed the series of events to come which I found very smart and well played. It’s a very unique restaurant and chef’s method of approach to food and menu conceptualization are one of a kind.