Pop-Up Pick: Dyne is making a comeback at Bar Negroni
When Avenue Road restaurant Dyne closed earlier this year, owner and chef Richard Andino hinted that his Iberian-Asian fusion concept could someday be reincarnated in a new location. Happily, that day has now arrived. Earlier this month, Andino took over the kitchens at Little Italy hangouts Sidecar, Toronto Temperance Society and Bar Negroni, all of which are owned and operated by his longtime friend Bill Sweete. Andino has revamped the menus at all three spots, but it’s at Bar Negroni, Sweete’s most recent venture, that he’s been given free reign to bring Dyne back to life, at least temporarily. “I wanted to try serving Dyne food in a different location,” Andino said. “We’re serving the lobster salad from Dyne, and also the cod fritters.” Other items on the pop-up menu include tuna crudo with pickled onions, a seared rib eye steak with potato hash, and a handful of $2 and $3 pintxos (small snacks), like chorizo-stuffed calamari and strawberry-anchovy crostini. The pop-up begins this Wednesday, July 30, and there’s no end date in sight—if things go well, the Dyne-inspired menu could become a permanent fixture.
Starting July 30. Bar Negroni, 492 College St., facebook.com