top restaurant meals of 2008

[ Thursday, January 1, 2009 | Leave a Comment ]

I saw someone's blog post about their 2008 best restaurants: here

g may differ a bit, but I think this is a good summary for my dining experience this last year (if it doesn't list a city, assume Toronto):

d'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Las Vegas
Aux Truffes, Mont Tremblant
Pizzeria Due, Chicago
Peller Estates Winery Restaurant, Niagara
Tiara, Niagara
Jean-Georges, NYC
Colborne Lane

Terroni Adelaide

Atelier Thuet (g loved her pasta)

would love to try this year:
top 50 restaurants, including, el Bulli, Spain
North 44
Nota Bene
Sushi Kaji

I'm sure there's lots I'm missing, but that's off the top of my head =)

On another note, I'm currently trying recipes from Alinea:

So far, I've made the cucumber gelee and pistachio brittle.  More on the experiments (and photos) to come.


  • Ames said:  

    Hey Matt, Good list of TO restaurants, though would have to add a couple more
    - Langdon Hall
    - Eigensenn Farm - both are totally worth the drive
    - for an amazing wine selection, barberian steak house is good.
    - With regards to Splendido, we went in the spring time and were totally blown away by the menu, but Robert went again in the fall and it was a big disappointment.
    - If you pass by London, UK would totally try Gordon Ramsay... but French Laundry wasn't worth the trip. If you do get a El Bulli reservation, bring us along!

  • Laura Thipphawong said:  

    Looks Great!
    -Laura Thipphawong

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