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St. Clair West seafood spot Catch has gone fishin’

St. Clair West seafood spot Catch has gone fishin'
(Image: Rebecca Fleming)

The restaurant that introduced Toronto to The Gout—a whole, oyster-stuffed trout roasted inside a baby goat—has closed. Sustainable-seafood restaurant Catch opened on St. Clair West just over three years ago, with Honest Weight’s John Bil running the front of house and Nigel Finley (who invented the aforementioned twist on the turducken) as the first in a succession of chefs: Charlotte Langley took over the kitchen in May 2013 and Matthew Cowan replaced her just last winter, introducing a menu that wasn’t solely seafood-based. In a note announcing the closure, the result of a “changing ownership,” former owner Frank Pronesti explained that he’ll be focusing on The Rushton, his restaurant across the street from Catch, and its upcoming tenth anniversary—and promised that Catch had “gone fishing…but not for good!"


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