To me, there is nothing better than a wonderful lasagne with a home-made taste. Made by someone else, I should add: too fussy for me at home. In Spring it's a meal with a salad; in winter, reinforcement against the winds. Goes great with a well-chilled rosé - or a gutsy Zin or even Amarone if you want to be extravagant.
Toronto has seemed a lasagne wasteland - hostesses sometimes move the egregious Loblaw lasagne into their own chafing dish or whatever, thinking that palates of guests won't discern the dank sauce and rubbery, tasteless cheese. Whereas south of the border very often every corner Italian/pizza joint takes pride in making a home-style lasagne.
However, I have recently made a few discoveries and hope others will share theirs:
a) KING OF THE TAKE-OUTS: Piazzetta Trattoria on Yonge, just S of Glen Echo Rd, right across the street from Wildfire. Niftily priced at $15, toothsome, cheesy, a bit spicy.
b) SLOPPY BUT TASTY, BEST EATEN ON SITE: Romagna Mia, on Front E of Jarvis: contains béchamel and is mildly spiced.
3441 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2N1, CA
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