The Corner House is now Flor de Sal, a new restaurant with Monk Kitchen chef Roberto Fracchioni

The Corner House is now Flor de Sal, a new restaurant with Monk Kitchen chef Roberto Fracchioni

The Corner House is now Flor de Sal, a new restaurant with Monk Kitchen chef Roberto Fracchioni

Screen-shot-2014-12-17-at-1.33 (Image: Roberto Fracchioni/Twitter)
 

For over a decade, Corner House served as a go-to spot for romantic dinners and special-occasion meals. Now, almost a year after the restaurant’s closure, the quaint cottage at the foot of Casa Loma is home to a new fine-dining destination. Flor de Sal has the same candlelit ambiance as its predecessor, and a similar menu of luxe pastas and meat-and-potato mains—which seems like a shrewd strategy for wooing people back to the remote stretch of Davenport Road. The choice of chef was another smart move: during his four-year stint at Monk Kitchen on Adelaide, Roberto Fracchioni cooked one of the city’s best under-the-radar tasting menus. It seems his food may be slightly less experimental at Flor de Sal, which makes the following vow on its website: “You will not find the tricks of molecular gastronomy here.”