Per usual, when my parents and I travel to Toronto, we try a few hot spots since we're all foodies and need some balance to our trips, which were mostly spent in a nursing home and visiting with extended family. The former being emotionally exhausting, we found solace in the latest delicacy... and a bottle of wine ;)
After my parents picked me up from the airport we headed for a mellow dinner at Fabbrica, an Italian spot my parents frequented on previous Toronto trips located in the Shops at Don Mills. Naturally we nestled up to the bar, ordered a bottle of wine and a few small plates to share.
The food was comforting and full of flavor. We weren't that hungry so we just ordered a few bites, the highlight being the Fregola and sweet corn charred with chili and dill. I love the meatiness of fregola. The char brought the dish together under a thick, spicy blanket and the chilis packed a punch to finish it off. I could have eaten the whole dish myself!
We also split a prosciutto and arugula pizza. Homemade tomato sauce oozed out of each bite and the salty prosciutto paired perfectly with the peppery arugula and silky mozzarella.
She recommended a few other spots for us to try: Burger's Priest for Toronto's best burger, Rock Lobster for Cesar drinks with a lobster tail, Guu for Japanese tapas and a few more, most which we put on our list (see future posts!).
We found ourselves back at Fabbrica for lunch with cousins on our last day in Toronto. Couldn't get enough!
I'm a huge steak salad fan so had to order it. Loved the use of celery leaves sprinkled in, which added a freshness and tartness. I've also recently become a huge fan of celery leaves (thanks to Osteria Mozza) and now use the stalks to juice and the leaves for a salad!
Fabbrica. Toronto, Canada.