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First Chatto, now Joanne Kates Top 10! [from Ontario]


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First Chatto, now Joanne Kates Top 10! [from Ontario]

Charles Yu | May 5, 2009 04:48 PM

Following James Chatto's list in the Toronto Life, Joanne Kates just published her own 2009 GTA 10 Best New Restaurants in the Post City Magazine. They are:

1 - Madeline's
2 - Nota Bene
3 - Omi
4 - Harbord Room
5 - Black Hoof
6 - Loire
7 - Grace
8- Mengrai Thai
9 - Nyood
10 - Caplansky's

IMO, this is another fine 'biased' example of how a restaurant made it to the top of a rating list based solely on the reputation of its 'celebrity chef' owner as well as the acquaintance between the reviewer and the chef AND NOT THE FOOD. When Susur Lee was overseeing the kitchen of Madeline's, may be?!! But, with him spending most of his time in New York and cooking classes in the Orient, I really question the quality of Madeline's food over a hands-on David Lee run Nota Bene!!! Actually, one finds the food of Harbord Room, Loire and Grace more delicious than Madeline's!

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