Bon Appétit lauds Toronto’s new “era of culinary adventure”

Bon Appétit lauds Toronto’s new “era of culinary adventure”

(Image: Renée Suen from the Torontolife.com Flickr pool) 

Earlier this week, Bon Appétit published a short online guide penned by sometime Toronto Life contributor Ben Leszcz that’s devoted to the various new and ambitious restaurants that have opened in Toronto in the past couple of years, in the wake of The Black Hoof. Leszcz’s picks: Hopgood’s Foodliner, Grand Electric, Ortolan, Campagnolo, Bellwoods Brewery and, naturally, the Hoof itself. Leszcz, who moved to London a couple of years back, argues that the Hoof shook up the culinary scene, forcing Torontonians to “get used to the fact that the city’s ‘It’ restaurant used a crappy electric oven and played Arcade Fire at full blast.” The rest—long lineups for tacos in a room with blaring hip hop, say—is history. Read the entire story [Bon Appétite] »