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s o m e • f o o d • f o r • t h o u g h t

food is fabulous....and the fact of the matter is there is nothing i would rather do than go out for delicious delights with my dear dear friends. Sweet, savory and oh so yummy is there really anything more marvelous than spending time with the people you love dining over delectables? ...and so kate's kitchen escapades was born.....this little "ode to food" chronicles my love for eating and the oh so exciting adventure that dining out can be.........so read it, enjoy, eat, drink and be merry... i hope you love it as much as i love sharing it with you..…..

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

a little piece of Portugal


hidden in the west depths of College Street, a little bit of old world elegance sits seemingly untouched by the hustle and bustle of downtown. A perfect combination of all that is oh so delightful, Chiado mystifies diners and serves up a succulent menu sure to satisfy even the most sophisticated pallet. After taking advantage of the valet parking, we hustled in off the cold snowy street and were immediately welcomed into a breathtaking space filled with the warmth of smiles and sweet aromas of a far off land. Seated and starving we ordered immediately, several tapas to share and mains from the beautifully presented fish platter (daily selections flown in fresh from Portugal). Dish upon delightful dish arrived each one candy for the eyes, we simply couldn't wait to take a taste. Sweet scabbard, tuna, sea bass and salmon were amongst the table's selections, each one flavorful and more delicious then the next. With roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, risottos and French fries matching the various dishes, tonight our taste buds were truly treated like royality. Named for the oldest town in Lisbon, Chiado was on this Sunday night bubbling with laughter, serving up delicious wines and bringing family and friends together over an oh so scrumptious menu. Tummy full, and oh so satisfied I sat back in my chair and took a moment to myself…I peeked out the window and caught a glimpse of the cold breeze blowing the snow up from the icy street. I knew in that instant that winter was just a pane of glass away but as i turned back towards the table and rejoined the conversation all i could feel was the warm Portuguese sun on my back.

864 College Street
Toronto, ON

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