Jamie’s Italian in Yorkdale

So I have to admit that I have a small (BIG) crush on Jamie Oliver.  I can’t help it, he is just amazing! So when I was in Toronto recently for a conference and saw that he has a restaurant there, I took it as a sign.  A BIG SIGN…eat here…drag your friends here…hahahaha!

Lucky enough that I have some pretty awesome friends who will come with me whereever I want to eat so it was pretty easy to convince them!

So off we went! Got the reservation…check, get the uber…check, get your friends…check AND WE WERE OFF!

Now the restaurant from where we were staying was a good 30 minute drive but it was worth it!

We show up and were seated…guess where we were seated? Right…by…the…OPEN KITCHEN.  Now granted everyone in the restaurant was seated in the same area, but thats not the point.  The point is that this is always the best seat in the house.  Its like being at your own viewing of a cooking show.  Whenever you go and eat somewhere, ask if they have a chefs counter, it won’t dissapoint!

The food was awesome! To start we shared the Crispy Ravioli, this is such a great appetizer to do for a crowd…hmmm…side note – remember to do a post on this one…and we shared the Charcuterie Board.  Ms. Munro and I … well actually everyone in my life…has a healthy love of charcuterie boards.  They are just soooo good! The cured meats, the pickled vegetables, cheese, olives…I could go on and on but I think we get the point.

Then for dinner I had “Gennaro’s Tagiliatelle Bolognese”.  Now this sauce, I could dream about this sauce over and over again.  Slow cooked pork and beef in a red wine sauce….ugh…so good!! Ms. Munro had the Fresh Crab Spaghetti, Ms. Cool had Gennaro’s Famour Porchetta and Ms. Cox had the Fish with olives and tomatoes.  We each tried a little bit of everyone’s and I can say that everything was delicious!

If you are in Toronto…eat here!!

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Crispy Ravioli with Spicy Tomato Sauce
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Charcuterie Board
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Gennaro’s Tagliatelle Bolognese
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Gennaro’s Famous Porchetta
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Fresh Crab Spaghetti
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Whole Roasted Fish with Olives and Tomato

Husk in Nashville

Last night we had an Amazing Meal at Husk. The food and also just as important the service was awesome. I have been wanting to eat at Husk since we booked or trip to Nashville and it did not disappoint!

We had the Rappahannock Oysters, HUSK Charcuterie Plate and the BBQ Pork Ribs to start. The Oysters were by far my favourite followed closely by the pickled veggies on the Charcuterie Plate!

For Dinner I had the Carolina Trout which was good. It had a nice crispy skin on the outside and delicious flavours. My Hubs had the house special Rib Eye Steak which had a Worcestershire Sauce that was to die for! I definitely want to get my hands on that recipe! My Mom-In-Law, Mrs. Gartner, had the Tanglewood Farm Chicken with Potato Dumplings!

For Dessert I had the Strawberry Pie and Buttermilk Ice Cream. I have never had a strawberry pie before and it was so good! Plus who can resist pie and ice cream?! Um no one! haha!

If you are in Nashville do not miss eating here!

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