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What’s on the menu for Toronto’s third-annual citywide tapas fest

By Renée Suen| Photography by Renée Suen

The third annual Estrella Damm Tapas Journey starts August 11, with 36 Toronto restaurants taking part. For 10 days, tapas lovers can restaurant-hop across the city, snacking on things like Mongolian lamb hoagies (Jackpot Chicken Rice), grilled lamb kebabs (Copetín) and crispy baby sardines with spicy habanero mayo (Leña). Each stop will offer three small plates and an Estrella Damm lager for $20. We checked out what 10 of the participating spots will be serving.

Baro

485 King St. W., 416-363-8388, barotoronto.com

Nuevo Latino street snacks
What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Empanada with cornmeal beef, potaoes and aji.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Spanish blood sausage with salsa verde on an arepa.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Chorizo with fried plantain chip and chimichurri.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest

   

Bosk

188 University Ave. E., 647-788-8294, shangri-la.com

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Modern Continental
What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Heirloom tomatoes and basil on crostini.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Chorizo with saffron and bechamel sauce.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Clams with ramps, chives and onions.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest

   

Carmen

922 Queen St. W., 416-535-0404, carmensayz.com

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Spanish
What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Steak tartare with quail egg yolk and sea salt.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Blue cheese and apricot marmalade braised with cava.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Braised octopus with potato confit, olives, peppers, paprika and sea salt.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest

   

Copetín

107 King St. E., 416-603-8009, copetin.ca

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Modern Continental
What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Ricotta tostada with beets and cashew mole.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Garlic shrimp and guindilla pepper with tomato on grilled bread.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Grilled lamb kebab with smoked eggplant and yogurt.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest

   

DaiLo

503 College St., 647-341-8882, dailoto.com

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Chinese-French
What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Hakka shrimp-and-pork wontons with XO chili sauce and a nut crumble.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
KFC tofu with green curry slaw and Asian barbecue sauce.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Vietnamese sausage pogo with banana ketchup and yellow mustard.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest

   

La Palma

849 Dundas St. W., 416-368-4567, lapalma.ca

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Italian
What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Giant green olives stuffed with house-made pork-and-beef sausage.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Chicken liver crostini with cipolline onion agrodolce and aged balsamic.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Coriander-crusted albacore tuna with compressed watermelon and sumac.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest

   

Leña

176 Yonge St., 416-507-3378, lenarestaurante.com

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South American
What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Crispy baby sardines served with “nasty” (spicy habanero) mayo.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Poached and chilled mussels with roasted red pepper and shoestring potatoes.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Salted baby potatoes and chorizo migas with sherry aïoli and olive oil.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest

   

Los Colibris

220 King St. W., 416-979-7717, loscolibris.ca

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Mexican
What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Tortilla with refried beans and cochinita pibil in achiote seed.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Empanada with huitlacoche, jalapeno, cotija cheese and salsa roja.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Refried beans and octopus in árbol and guajillo pepper adobo.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest

   

Patria

478 King St. W., 416-367-0505, patriatoronto.com

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Spanish
What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Salt cod croqueta and a piquillo pepper.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Smoked eel croqueta.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Calamari bocadillo with guindilla pepper, squid ink and aïoli.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest

   

Scaramouche Pasta Bar and Grill

1 Benvenuto Pl., 416-961-8011, scaramoucherestaurant.com

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Bistro-style
What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Salt cod croquetas with saffron sweet onions.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Spanish sausage served with romesco sauce and a roasted black olive crumble.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest
Grilled shrimp served with gazpacho relish.

 

What's on the menu for Toronto's third-annual citywide tapas fest

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