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scallop pizzaOmi Restaurant
243 Carleton Street, Toronto
Ph: (416) 920-8991

On my last visit to Toronto during another cold, snowy spell, we visited Omi Restaurant in its old location on Church Street and had our first introduction to their Omakase meal. Omakase essentially is a chef's selection of dishes based on high quality fresh ingredients available on that particular day. On that first visit we were so impressed that we actually went back a couple of days later to try it...

Grilled SabaLift Bar and Grill
333 Menchion Mews
Ph: 604 689-5438 or Reserve Online

Heading off to a play at PAL, the Performing Arts Lodge, I looked for a restaurant in the vicinity. I remembered that I had passed Lift  on several occasions while strolling around  Coal Harbour and wondered each time whether the food would be as good as the view.  This was the perfect time to try it out.


Villa del Lupo
869 Hamilton Street,
Ph: 604-688-3058

I was recently invited to dinner at Villa del Lupo, an elegant Italian restaurant in a heritage building on Hamilton.  Although I have dined there several times, it has to be more than ten years since my last visit. It retains the old-world European  ambience with comfortably sized tables, spaced far enough apart  to allow quiet conversation. 

For a change this dinner was not a prelude to a theatre outing so...

Dockside Restaurant
1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island,  Vancouver

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Cobre Restaurant
52 Powell St, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-2396 or Reserve Online

Shortly after 6, in good time for my reservation,  (see Gillian's Kitchen) I arrived at Cobre Restaurant which features "nuevo latino cucina" (which I hope translates into contemporary Latin American cooking ). I was seated at a nice spacious window table where I could look out onto Powell Street. I was cold and hungry, and my dining companion had called to say she may not get there until 6:30.



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