Terroni on Adelaide Street, Toronto

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments

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Tagliere del Salumiere (selection of italian and local cured meats)

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Tagliere di Formaggi (selection of italian cheeses served with honey and homemade jam)

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Bekah & Marina

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Waleed

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Caprese (seasonal tomatoes, fior di latte, fresh basil, oregano with mozzarella di bufala)

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Santo Stefano (tomato, mozzarella di bufala, fresh arugola, prosciutto di parma)

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Ravioli di Zio Paperone (homemade ravioli stuffed with duck confit, fig, roasted butternut squash, sauteed with oyster, button mushrooms and parmigiano)

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Awesome sinks in the bathroom!

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On our first day of the IxDA conference, Becky sat next to a real Canadian (!) at lunch. Not only that, she was from Toronto and had dinner recommendations for us. Score! The suggestions was Terroni and told us not to go to the downtown location. We tried to call several suggested restaurants, then tried to call “not the downtown location” and couldn’t get in anywhere, but the kind folks at Terroni told us we could get a reservation at the Adelaide location, a.k.a “the downtown location.” I was sort of afraid because sometimes the more popular, newer, more touristy locations of restaurants can be washed out of any character, but this was not the case for Terroni.

We had nine people in our group and I think everyone was really pleased with their meals. I have not been eating carbs but I could not resist the Ravioli di Zio Paperone (homemade ravioli stuffed with duck confit, fig, roasted butternut squash, sauteed with oyster, button mushrooms and parmigiano). The table split cheese and charcuterie plates, Becky and I split a caprese salad and Mike and I shared a few carafes of wine. Very good meal. We were seated off in a private room, which was perfectly fine, but when I went out into the restaurant to use the restroom, I saw how awesome the decor was out there and wished we’d been seated by the 50 hanging meats!

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After dinner a few of us went to the conference opening party at The Hoxton. I’m not sure I would have liked this club with “fun dance music,” as described in the conference booklet, but since it was filled with friends and fellow attendees, it was fine. Plus? Lots of free drinks. I liked the Molson, but not the Steam Whistle.

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