Boralia – Aboriginal and Canadian cuisine on Ossington

It’s not often that a restaurant gets rave reviews across the board (Toronto Life, the Star, the Globe, and others as well). Boralia draws inspiration for its food from the recipes of early settlers and traditional Aboriginal dishes. Given that it’s take on new Canadian cuisine seemed to really impress, I picked Boralia to celebrate a recent special occasion. The restaurant didn’t disappoint and I have to agree with the critics (note: Boralia recently changed its name from Borealia due to copyright issues).   

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Smith Restaurant – Church & Wellesley

Smith restaurant is a cozy and dimly lit space that feels like someones ushered you in from the cold, wrapped you up in a big warm hug, and sat you down to sample some of the best food you’ve had in a long time.

Owner Renda Abdo excels at creating experiences that feel like a weekend getaway with the comforts of home.

At Smith, the menu descriptions are deceptively simple, and don’t reveal the depth  of flavours and technique in each dish that came to the table.

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