“Toronto’s chefs are working hard to designate the city a global culinary capital. Enter one-year-old Montecito, a two-story, 12,000-square-foot Entertainment District restaurant from Hollywood director Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters,” “Stripes,” “Meatballs”) and James Beard Award-winning chef Jonathan Waxman. It features a chic décor inspired by Reitman’s Montecito, Calif., home, with everything made from natural materials.
There’s a digital wall with 55-inch screens projecting a video Reitman shot outside him home, as well as black-and-white stills from his iconic movies adorning the walls. The menu, which changes daily and is sourced from Canadian farms, is just as engaging: Think mouth-watering Alberta grass-fed beef, Nova Scotia lobster and Ontario fruits and vegetables.
Canadian bakin’: Have a sizzling summer in Toronto
By David Caplan
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