Trouble stewing at the Spice Room?
It seems like just yesterday that we spoke with Greg Couillard at the Spice Room about his trips to Toronto to prepare special menus—now, the place looks like it’s been ransacked, with cash machines gone and serviettes scattered everywhere. “It was Friday night and the restaurant was totally empty. It looked like a ghost town,” says one Hazelton Lanes shopper, who strolled past last week at 8 p.m.—prime dining time. A tipster even contacted us, alleging that employees were having difficulty getting paid and that management has not been responding to messages. A quick call to the restaurant yielded a recording that asked us if we were interested in a table for Summerlicious.
What does this mean for the future of the once-adventurous Yorkville restaurant? And for diners who booked tables for Winterlicious? We’re not sure, but we hope to find out.