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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..…..

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

7 Numbers

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The number 7 has proved lucky once again for Mama Rosa and her cluster of culinary creators as they return to the street where it all began. Opening a second location of their wildly successful restaurant, 7Numbers reminds us that good grub doesn't need to be complicated and that dining can be a down home, damn good experience without being overly ostentatious. Using fresh simple ingredients in timeless recipes, combined with her own little sprinkle of je ne sais quoi, Mama Rosa's southern Italian cookin’ keeps customers “coming home” time and time again. When the news of her homecoming wafted to my ears without hesitation I was at her door. With a friend in tow we waltzed into to the sweet smelling space and were seated at a cozy table illuminated with candelabras and cushioned with a comfy miss match of plush pillows. Menus scribbled on the blackboard like art, with enough choices to make you think but not so many as to overwhelm, our eyes smiled with satisfaction as we scanned over the slate (it is important to note that 7’s portion sizes are small allowing the diner to sample several sinfully savory plates per visit). With wine in hand, we toasted to a terrific Tuesday while we waited anxiously like kids and candy store for our supper to arrive. Sharing the fig and prosciutto salad, antipasto misto, veal lasagna, tortiglioni with fresh ricotta and osso buco we could hardly wait. Food arriving dish after delectable dish we indulged and savored each and every blissful bite. Saving just enough room for full fat cappuccinos and flowerless chocolate cake, we simply couldn’t resist extending our stay to dessert. As the night danced on like a dream, the lights were dimmed, the candles around us flickered like fireflies and across the restaurant, through the glimmering glow I could see Mama Rosa smiling and stealing a quiet moment as she soaked up her oh so sweetly successful second number 7.

7 Numbers
516 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON