When you make something from scratch, you know exactly what goes into it. You minimize the salt, you cut the corners that can be cut and you maximize the results. You develop a relationship with the ingredients and it permeates your experience with your meal.
Not to put down restaurants: going out ensures that your food is being treated with the utmost respect. Going to a homestyle restaurant ensures that you are getting a dose of comfort food on those nights when you want to indulge your tastebuds without turning on your oven.
Toronto, in its expansiveness has a little bit of everything when it comes to restaurants. Our picks for homestyle restaurants will make you feel as welcome as when you come back for the holidays and pull up a chair at the family dinner table (assuming that your family likes you). Smell the long simmering sauces as you walk in, order a drink and if you close your eyes. It is almost like you are home.
The Ace in Roncesvalles changes its menu every night in order to keep you satisfied and on your toes. Beast works with local farmers and producers and offers one heck of a brunch. No one will force you to clean your plate and it's even better if you don't. Less cooking for tomorrow!