It's true. Zane is making knish, and it's damn good. Like everything else on the menu it's sublime, tasty and to my mind, perfectly executed. A delicious blend of smoky, savoury and salt in the filling, and a most pleasing texture to the pastry. Alas I didn't have the presence of mind to slap some of the mustard Zane makes onto it (got it to go) but next time, and there will be a next time, I will be dipping into that.
I've got to say, I'm really impressed. Zane has been on the go since opening day and he hasn't stopped yet. His fries are some of the best I've had in I don't know how long, his smoked meat and turkey are wonderful and welcome additions to the menu of Toronto, his coleslaw is a winner and the soups are absolutely mouthwatering. With the knish and the threatened poutine I think he'll have a very well-rounded menu that will appeal to all. He hasn't sacrificed the quality, service or any the other hallmarks of a successful operation, all the while expanding his menu and keeping up with demand.
I'm looking forward to a fall and winter with the Caplansky's menu to keep me warm and sated. And poutine. I'm looking very forward to the poutine.