I’m travelling to Toronto for the first time ever next week and staying at a Marriott in Harbourfront/Cityplace. I’ve spent the last 2.5 years in exile from NYC, living in my hometown in Pennsylvania where there’s almost ZERO interesting cuisine. I’m a huge and adventurous foodie, so this has been hard, and this is my first trip since the pandemic. I’m looking to make up for lost time
I’ll have two evenings where I can eat anyplace I want. Willing to cab anywhere, really. Price is no object, although I won’t be bringing wardrobe for super “fine dining.” Not my cuppa, anyway, really.
NOT interested in: pizza, burgers, American/North American pub or bistro fare, Italian, steakhouse, white tablecloth anything, anything skewing vegan or vegetarian.
Most interested in: anything flavorful and/or “different” than I’ve had access to for the past 2.5 years here in exile. Love to eat seasonally whenever possible. I don’t have firm cuisine preferences, but I do get excited about Japanese (but not exclusively sushi), Southeast Asian cuisines generally (Thai, Vietnamese), and I’m certainly interested in whatever the “native” cuisine is (provided it’s not a burger or poutine). I frequently enjoy Austrian and German restaurants in NYC, and I especially love Korean BBQ but am likely to be alone, and that’s way more interesting with others.
I’m also a big dessert hound, and so any pastry, ice cream or dessert locales would also be welcomed.