Bannock pays homage to Canada’s culinary history. It was the flat bread created by First Nations using ‘flour’ made from dried tubers or cattail spires. Then came the early traders who shared the Scot’s name for their wheat flour biscuits that were a staple in the earliest days of European settlement. The dough was sometimes wrapped around a stick but most often it was baked over an open fire or shaped into hockey puck-sized rounds an cooked on a griddle.
This lively restaurant, aptly located just beside the Hudson’s Bay store in downtown Toronto, is part of the Oliver & Bonacini group.
Aside from winning Chopped Canada, it’s Chef de Cuisine, Miheer Shete is a tremendous addition to the O&B team and living in Toronto can take on the challenge of melding that city’s multicultural palate with the food ways of Canada. Bannock is all about honest comfort food using as many local ingredients as possible from the griddled pickerel “bannacos” – soft, in-house made tacos with pickerel and caviar tartar sauce or vegetable cobb salad, a hearty plate of Prairie grain pilaf with devilled eggs and tomato cucumber relish to the one and only Arcadian court chicken pot pie.
Food Day Canada Menu 2015
Lobster George’s Yarmouth Lobster Chowder
garlic scape buttermilk biscuits
Slow-Roasted St-Canut Peameal Piglet Shoulder
peas pud’n, turnip greens, honey mustard
Macerated Ontario Strawberries
long pepper, sour cream
Bannock is one of about 250 restaurants participating in Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve your table.
Bannock est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre reservation.
401 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4