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Nestled within the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Café Boulud is certainly a renowned dining establishment. Under the guidance and supervision of chef Daniel Boulud, this cafe perfectly blends traditional French recipes with a contemporary twist. With rare reviews, accolades and of course the privileged Michelin star, it has made its mark in Toronto. Though the menu is basically inspired from the flavorful French cuisine, the influence of global culinary trends do reflect on its menu. And, if its French, there ought to be wines that are excellent and perfectly paired with the delicacies. If you want to make a good impression on your date or have an important business luncheon, Café Boulud perfectly serves the purpose.
Le Paradis is a charming restaurant in the neighborhood of Yorkville. Its brick walls decked with poster art, checkered-tile floor, dim light and hanging plants in various areas give a warmth to this French bistro-brasserie. Always brimming with patrons, their menu daily changes yet is delightful to the palate. Check out the chalkboard for daily specials. These include dishes like Crispy Frog’s Legs, Escargots à la Bourguignone (snails with smoked pork belly, herb butter and white wine), Pan-seared Atlantic Salmon and Osso Bucco à la Milanaise. Complement your meal with wine.
Scaramouche is among the most sophisticated restaurants in Toronto. Located in an upscale apartment building, the restaurant may be hard to find but you'll be rewarded with a stunning view of Toronto's skyline. Scaramouche only serves the finest and freshest ingredients and combines classic and unusual ingredients to make memorable meals. You can eat in the romantic Dining Room or enjoy casual upscale elegance and dine in the Pasta Bar & Grill Room. Scaramouche ensures that every detail is perfect and the staff is courteous and attentive. Featuring some tasty contemporary, guest will be spoilt for choice with the array of delicacies on offer. The restaurant has a wide selection of wines so you can pair the perfect drink with your meal.
Care for some French flavor, while you are in Toronto? La Palette is your perfect destination. The classic look of this bistro with bright red interiors and black and white tiled floors is quite welcoming. Scrumptious Camembert fritters, delicious steak frites and the meaty fare are a good bet on any occasion. And not to forget the hard-to-resist chocolate cakes and luscious wines that would tempt even the most fussy diner. No wonder, this place has the major downtown crowd bustling in. Also brunch is served on weekends from 11am to 4pm.
Called Toronto's 'Literary Bistro' for its readings and sponsorship of the Festival literature prize, this bar brings a taste of Paris to downtown Toronto. It also serves as a venue for the annual International Jazz Fest. The culinary side of the equation is not forgotten, however. The bistro features exquisite cuisine and a wine list with more than 550 selections that has won the 'Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence'. Chef Paul Biggs offers classical French cuisine with dishes such as a Tarte Niçoise with Goat Cheese appetizer and a crispy Confit de Canard main course.
Located south of Highway 401 on Yonge Street, these two cottages have been transformed into one of the best restaurants in the city, specializing in French country dining. Auberge du Pommier was voted among the top 10 tables in Toronto by Gourmet magazine. From May to September, you can dine alfresco in a secluded terrace brimming over with flowers. Come winter, move inside to enjoy the wooden beams and stone fireplaces. Dishes include Rack of Lamb, Cream Sweet Corn Bisque and Smoked Breast of Capon. Indulge yourself in the impressive wine selection which consists mostly of French and Californian.