Preparing For The Cousins

Preparing For The Cousins

Tonight we are having a handful of Ger’s cousins over for dinner. Initially I thought we were hosting a pasta making class, now it has turned into a 5 course Italian meal. Luckily, one of the cousins is a chef, because otherwise these folks would be eating Skoobiedoos.Now, off to set up the living room as an Italian bistro… where did I leave those chianti bottles and that red & white checked fabric?


Alexa Clark

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2 thoughts on “Preparing For The Cousins

  • July 25, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Your ‘Italian Feast’ looks wonderful!!
    I’m visiting Toronto in august .
    I’ve heard there are terrifico homestyle neighbourhood italian restaurants at reasonable prices in Little Italy.
    I can’t finf any on the web… can you suggest any?
    Many thanks, happy feasting>

  • July 29, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Hey Nick,
    my approach to Little Italy is to cruise the strip until something catches my eye. My favourites for that family feel have closed and I think more and more of those are moving as the prices of space in that neighbourhood increases. If you keep going West on College you will find a lot of family style Portuguese spots, which are our current Mediterranean fave.
    I’ll do a little poll over on and see what kind of recos we can get for you there.
    I’m also a fan of 7 Numbers (locations on Eglinton & Danforth) and Gio Rana’s Really Really Nice Restaurant (on Queen East in Leslieville) which is also called “The Nose”. Similar menus, great service, price is a little over my standard CheapEats range.
    Hang on… I’ll be back with more.


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