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visitor to town - JKWB, Canoe - thoughts?


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visitor to town - JKWB, Canoe - thoughts?

auberginegal | | Oct 29, 2007 01:23 PM

in a few weeks, i have a friend from the UK coming to toronto for 2 nights. it will be his first trip to canada. i'd like to give him a chance to get a taste of more 'canadian' cuisine, which i know is difficult to define.

here are some things i've taken into consideration:
-he likes wine bars
-wants a taste of canadian cuisine/showcase more canadian ingrediants (e.g. no fusion/asian restaurants)
-not too much emphasis on seafood on the menu
-one mid-price restaurant
-one higher-end restaurant for tasting menu with wine pairing
-something that would be make the restaurant 'stand out'/be memorable from a tourist point of view

so i thought JKWB would be a good fit, with the more 'canadian' aspect of the ingrediants used, as well as (obviously) wine choice and it's not too formal a restaurant.

and the higher-end place, i was thinking Canoe would be good especially because it has a great view. is canoe's tasting menu worth it? i am sure there are better tasting menus at other restaurants, but they don't have the 'wow' factor that the view from up top of the td building has.

do you think going to jkwb and canoe would be overkill, or are they different enough from each other that it would be worth it? i know price wise and with ambiance they are different, but is there any other restaurant that would could be a good replacement for either of these? i guess i am struggling with choosing places that have cuisines that are different enough but meet the criteria.

there might be more details i'm missing that would help answer my questions, if so, please post and i'll clarify!

edited to add: said visitor is not the most adventurous of eaters, nor by any means is a foodie. thanks for the suggestions so far, keep them coming!