Famed Toronto chef Anthony Rose opened his sixth venture on the Dupont strip in a long-vacant spot. The Parisian-style bar Bar Begonia serves a seasonal menu of traditional favorites such as tartines, foie gras, and boeuf bourguignon. The 1,200-square-foot space was built and designed with Palmerston Design. The 40-seat dining room and 30-seat patio feature polished marble tabletops and wooden benches.
Bar Isabel - Wunderkind chef Grant van Gameren has dominated Toronto’s food trends lately, first with Black Hoof and now with Bar Isabel, the Spanish-spun tapas restaurant loved for its oaky, hole-in-the-wall ambiance and its spicy boquerones. Another of the city’s recent titans, Anthony Rose, holds court on Dupont Street with three hotspots, Rose and Sons, Big Crow, and Fat Pasha, which all ride the Eastern European Jewish–inspired schmaltz trend.
STRING DELIGHTS April 18, 8 pm Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge St. SINFONIA TORONTO NURHAN ARMAN, Conductor Mary-Elizabeth Brown, Emily Hau, violins; Anthony Rapoport, viola; Andras Weber, cello Masterpieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Elgar in a superb program that highlights Sinfonia Toronto's principal players MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik BEETHOVEN Quartet op. 18, no. 4 LEV KNIPPER Radif for Quartet and Orchestra ELGAR Introduction and Allegro