Frank Gehry’s grandmother lived on Beverley Street, just around the corner from the AGO. As a child he visited often and he must be happy with how comfort food is being interpreted here. Season-based, the menu changes often but when I was there this past spring, the smoked whitefish rillettes were served on wild arugula with the first spring asparagus. It was a beautiful dish. A mixed endive salad was set on a bed of roasted Jerusalem artichokes (the ones in my own garden are just ready to eat). Four-year old cheddar, the kind of cheese that made Ontario famous in the 1800s, is layered with caramelized onions on raisin/walnut bread, then grilled and served with a side of chardonnay grape gelée. Art and food interface. Their dishes ooze with obvious flavour.
FRANK @ The Art Gallery of Ontario is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
FRANK @ The Art Gallery of Ontario est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs . Contactez FRANK directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
FRANK at the Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Ontario M5T 1G4
T: 416 979 6648
Toll free: 1 877 225 4246