Greetings to Toronto's Chow Hounds: My wife and I are U.S. Floridians who will be visiting your wonderful city 6/6-6/9/08, principally to lovingly witness Leonard Cohen's concert at the Sony-Hummingbird Ctr. Hallelujah...we are eagerly Waiting for this Miracle to Come. As devoted Chow Hounds, we have long appreciated the local knowledge and objective information available on these Boards, and thus seek your expert input to guide our culinary and nutritional explorations during this upcoming trip. We arrive at our hotel (Suites at 1 King W) approx. 7 pm Friday. Concert at 8 pm Saturday. Sunday is a "free-day". Departure Monday a.m. We would deeply appreciate your advice on Friday dinner (e.g. Bier Bistro or other followed by a late E.D. comedy show?), Saturday breakfast and morning/early afternoon activities (food-focused, of course...e.g. St. Lawrence and/or Kensington Markets?), Saturday pre-concert dinner (Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar or other ?), food supplies for a Sunday bike-ride & picnic at Toronto Islands, and Sunday dinner (Zucca?). We have some bias for less casual settings for this trip and thus tend to steer away from your steller upscale destinations such as Splendido; however, we could be convinced to go to a more formal place for Sunday dinner since we will have more time that day. We will be grateful for any info on restaurant logistics such as reservation needs, wait and travel times, etc., and any other details for gastronomic enhancement and take-home treasures. Thanks for your indulgence of this long post and your kind assistance.
"...and she feeds me tea and oranges that come all the way from China...."