Quinta closing, reopening as Essen
The Portuguese restaurant’s front window is currently plastered with sheets of brown paper, one of which has the word “Essen” scribbled on it in black capital letters. That’s the name of the new, family-style restaurant that Quinta’s owner and chef Leor Zimerman will be opening this September in the same space, at 1282 Dundas West. Zimerman announced the change-up on Facebook earlier this month. As for what to expect from the new restaurant, the Star reports that Essen will specialize in “Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine”—think whitefish, chopped liver and stuff fried in schmaltz.