Welcome to EAT THIS CITY, your tour of the best restaurants in one of our favorite cities, as chosen by a world-class chef.
This week, we’re going international! Join us in Toronto, Canada — widely recognized as one of the most multicultural cities on the planet. As such, you know you’re going to find a wealth of dishes to satisfy any palate. In fact, parsing the city’s menus without expert advice is an incredibly daunting task. That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of celebrity chef Gail Simmons.
Born and raised in Toronto, Gail is a renowned culinary expert, writer, Food & Wine Special Projects Director, Top Chef judge, and producer of the new Food Network series, Star Plates, which premiered on September 27.
Of the new show, Simmons told us:
It’s about taking celebrities from all different genres and throwing them in the kitchen of one of their favorite chefs. They get to experience life as a line cook for one crazy day and then cook for whoever comes to the restaurant.
We’ve had some incredible people join us; both chefs and actors.
Colin Hanks, Alyson Hannigan, Mindy Kaling, and Minka Kelly are just a few of the celebrities we’ll see throwing on an apron and getting to work in the kitchen, where they’ll learn to make their favorite dishes at their favorite restaurants.