First off, let me say that every time I've visited Canada, the food has been great. We've been to Montreal & Vancouver - generally the food is very well constructed and has amazingly fresh ingredients. In Montreal, we ate at Au Pied du Cochon and it was one of the best meals of my life. I've heard that we must go to Toronto for a long time. We are finally coming for a long weekend in mid-August. We're staying at the Westin Harbour Castle (1 Harbour Square), but I'm willing to travel 20-30 minutes in any direction for a good meal. I work in publishing in NYC, so I don't have a huge budget. I'm looking for the best I can get at below or around $80/pp (including alcohol & tip).
I'm looking for:
-Unique specialties to Toronto
-Great meal w/live music (I know...this one's always hard to find)
-A relaxed alcoholic brunch
-Excellent cheap lunch spots near Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (any other museum suggestions?)
Thanks so much, CHers!