Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Only on King Becomes TOOK and Kantina will Become Black George

Fine dining isn't dead. Restaurateurs just keep transforming and redefining it:


The Only on King / TOOK

Fine dining isn't dead. Restaurateurs just keep transforming and redefining it. Chef/owner Paul Harding of the Only on King recently announced that after a brief closure and minor renovation, The much lauded Only on King, will reopen its doors on Wednesday, August 12th and will operate as TOOK. In the meantime, be sure to drop by and try their Food Day Canada menu that will run until August 1st.
Part of the transformation will include expanding their business hours, offering lunch Tuesday through Friday, and offering take-away options including coffee and pastries. TOOK’s dinner service will commence after 5 pm, with a brand new menu focusing on small tapas style portions, all priced under $20. Harding’s commitment to using locally sourced ingredients won't change and they will still be serving some of their classic signature dishes, such as their seasonal vegetable salad. 
TOOK will be open later, expanding their cocktail and beer menu to coincide with their new approach to casual late night dining.

172 King St, London

519- 936-2064

Kantina / Black George

Owner Miljan Karac has also announced that the celebrated Kantina will soon be undergoing some changes at their Talbot Street location. Kantina built its reputation on thoughtful and exciting riffs on an iconic cuisine, informed with modern farm to table ideals. Now after more than  5 years, Kantina will morph into Black George - named after one of the house’s signature Balkan specialities: Black George schnitzel (Karadjordjeva), a delicious rolled fried pork schnitzel with kajmak stuffing.  From previous conversations with Karac, Black George will be more casual, with even less formal service and an accessibly priced menu offering. Stay tuned, Karac is promising to release more details about the opening of Black George shortly. In the meantime, this is a great opportunity to dine at Kantina.

349 Talbot Street, London

519 672 5862

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