Cross Town Kitchens – Stop for Food 2009

Cross Town Kitchens

Cross Town Kitchens (a group of chefs whose mission is to raise awareness of food-related charities) is having their second Stop for Food event this year. The locally focused menus are either $35 or $50 each, with respective $5 or $10 being donated to The Stop program. If you missed out on last month’s Summerlicious, why not make some contributions to our community and give these prix-fixed menus a try?

Cross town Kitchens

There’s a good selection of restaurants to choose from. Unfortunately Cross Town Kitchens have not compiled the list of menus of their website. To save you some menu searching legwork, here’s a summary of the restaurants:

Note: Even though it’s on the program’s website, The Harbord Room is not participating in this event.

Amuse-Bouche Restaurant
Amuse Bouche
Cuisine: French
Prix-Fixed Menu: $50
Location: Downtown Toronto
Tel: 416-913-5830


BC spot prawn bisque, garlic crouton, rouille, or
Venison carpaccio, seasonal sprouts, wild leek crème fraiche, or
Roasted beet salad, caramelized hazelnut, beemster, seasonal sprouts, Niagara baco noir vinegar syrup

Sorbet

Roasted Everspring Farm duck breast, Ontario bean cassoulet, sorrel jus, or
Grilled Cumbrae’s beef bavette, potato matchsticks, beurre maitre d’hotel, or
Pan-seared Ontario arctic char, leek fondue, seasonal vegetable pearls, wild leek beurre blanc

Amuse-Bouche’s crème brulée, or
Chocolate: white chocolate jelly macaron “Tealish” tea ganache, or
Apple and pear clafouti, armagnac ice cream

C5 Restaurant Lounge @ ROM
C5
Cuisine: Contemporary
Prix-Fixed Menu: $35
Location: Downtown Toronto
Tel: 416-586-7928


Duck Consommé: Duck Prosciutto, Soft Poached Quail Egg, Shemiji Mushrooms

Folded Pizza: Prosciutto, Buffalo Mozzarella, Dandelion, Pickled Peppers, or
Linguini: Sardines, Charred Heirloom Tomatoes, Almond Pesto

Sour Cherry Sangria, or
Tropical Fruit, or
Rhubarb Ginger Gelée, or
Mint Yogurt Sorbet

Cowbell Restaurant
Cowbell
Cuisine: Contemporary
Prix-Fixed Menu: ??
Location: Downtown West
Tel: 416-849-1095


menu request in progress… check back soon…

Crush Wine Bar
Crush
Cuisine: French
Prix-Fixed Menu: $35
Location: Downtown Toronto
Tel: 416-977-1234


Daily Soup, or
Kestrel Farms Greens with maple mustard dressing

Porkloin with mixed bean ragout & chipotle jus, or
Summer Succotash & Chicken Pappardelle with grilled sweet corn, treviso and red onion

Summer Berry Trifle with seasonal berries & custard

Food Studio @ ROM
Food Studio
Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary
Prix-Fixed Menu: ??
Location: Downtown Toronto
Tel: 416-586-7926


menu request in progress… check back soon…

Frank Restaurant @ AGO
Frank Restaurant
Cuisine: Contemporary
Prix-Fixed Menu: ??
Location: Downtown Toronto
Tel: 416-979-6688


menu request in progress… check back soon…

Grano
Grano
Cuisine: Italian
Prix-Fixed Menu: ??
Location: Uptown Toronto (Eglinton)
Tel: 416-440-1986


menu request in progress… check back soon…

Kaiseki Sakura
Kaiseki Sakura
Cuisine: Japanese
Prix-Fixed Menu: $50
Location: Downtown Toronto
Tel: 416-923-1010


Clear Bonito Soup with Egg Tofu, Junsai, and Roasted Duck, or
Shiso & Seaweed Salad

Yakimono: Sockeye Salmon Yu-an Yaki, House Made Tofu, Shrimp & Shiso Tempura, Roasted Duck, Chicken Tsukune Yaki, Sashimi

Green Tea Noodles (served cold), or
Unagi Zosui (Japanese style eel risotto)

Cream Puff with Matcha Sauce and Sweet Red Beans, or
Black Sesame Ice Cream with Ontario Summer Berries

Niagara Street Cafe
Niagara Street
Cuisine: Bistro, French, Mediterranean
Prix-Fixed Menu: ??
Location: Downtown
Tel: 416-703-4222


menu request in progress… check back soon…

Torito Tapas Bar
Torito Tapas Bar
Cuisine: Tapas
Prix-Fixed Menu: ??
Location: Downtown Toronto
Tel: 416-961-7373


menu request in progress… check back soon…

Universal Grill
Universal Grill
Cuisine: International
Prix-Fixed Menu: ??
Location: Downtown Toronto
Tel: 416-588-5928


menu request in progress… check back soon…

Vertical

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian
Prix-Fixed Menu: $50
Location: Downtown Toronto
Tel: 416-214-2252


Georgi Georgian Bay Whitefish

Ontario Lamb Shank Canneloni

Roasted Elk

Ontario Cheese Petal Luna

Summer Fruit Crumble

Chef Tawfik Shehata

Zucca Trattoria
Zucca
Cuisine: Italian
Prix-Fixed Menu:  $50 (Zucca will make a $10 donation per person to The Stop Community Food Centre)
Location: Uptown Toronto (Eglinton)
Tel: 416-488-5774

choice of:

  • pappardelle al ragù di coniglio ed olive nere
    wide hand-cut egg noodles with rabbit & gaeta olive ragu
  • mafaldini ai piselli freschi
    fluted long semolina noodles with green peas, cherry tomatoes, sweet onion, pecorino cheese
  • tagliolini al nero ai gamberetti e zucchine
    fine squid-ink noodles with fresh caribbean shrimp, romanesco zucchini,
    extra virgin olive oil

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choice of:

  • gallinella al mattone ai ferri e salsiccia arrostita
    ½ Cornish hen marinated & grilled ‘under a brick’, roast berkshire pork wine-infused sausage,
    fresh romano bean stew, roast ontario artichokes
  • spigola d’amo all’acqua pazza
    wild, line-caught striped bass braised with summer tomatoes,
    fresh peperoncino, basil, white wine, extra virgin olive oil
    grilled white polenta, sautéed dandelion greens

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choice of:

  • babà napolitana con crema di ricotta ed amarene
    rum-soaked brioche neopolitan-style with fresh ricotta cream & sour cherries
  • formaggio e fichi freschi
    glengarry figaro (ontario cow’s milk cheese) & fresh figs

Stop for Food website

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