I will eat there tonight and write tomorrow
So todays my Birthday. It is also 1 year ago today when i decided to remove all activities from my life that werent earning me income or spending time with family. Its been a tough year of hundred hour weeks but ive managed to grow a new business without any investment other than my time. That business is wildly successful and now i hope to start back into having a bit of a life. As a result my training has been sporadic. ive maintained some fitness but no where near where i was 1 year ago when i had completed a 100 mile run among many marathons and 50s today as a birthday present to myself i did a little Triathalon. I mixed the order a bit and did a 30 km bike, a 21 km run and a 1 km swim……………..felt great. Ive been reading alot about Ironmans and know i need to experiance it for sure. My goal hasnt changed in wanting to run the toughest Ultra Marathon in the world also but for training i will be implementing swimming and cycling in an effort to be fit but not get injured as often………………so in 2 weeks im supposed to run ” The age of Sail” Marathon in Port Graville NS. Its a beautiful course with amazing people at the Aid stations. Organized by none other then my Mom and Sister Ava! The food afterwords is awesome. and a cool dip in the Bay of Fundy will certainly reenvigorate you…no need for ice baths! At any rate i may chicken out and do a 1/2 as i certainly havent trained for the full but knowing my personality that may change…a 1/2 isnt extreme is it? lol…………..whats life if im not extreme!!!
84 Yorkville Ave
Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1B9
416 926 1010
Diana and i were thrilled that the weather was finally nice enough that the patio tables and chairs were out in Yorkville yesterday. One of our favorite spring and summer activities on the weekends after my long runs is to take the subway down town and stroll around Yorkville “people watching” and grab a bite to eat and a glass of wine ( Diana the wine, me lots and lots of water)
Our usual place was full, and the patio at ONE is shaded until about 5 PM. we happened along SORREL a restaurant which only opened in September 2010 and took the only vacant seat on the Patio.
Sorrel is one of my favorite herbs as it’s the first to poke up in the spring after the long winter without fresh greens. Its sour green leaves were made famous in high-end dining by the Trois Gros brothers of the Eponymous Restaurant in Roanne France whose Salmon Sorrel was copied by many.
This seemed like a good selection for our first Springtime lunch as well.
The owner Faro Chiniforoush was there actively greeting guests and busing the occasional table as any good chef owner would/should be.
Faro, the former chef of Prego, a high volume chic restaurant which used to be the popular hangout at the edge of Yorkville.
We had a simple lunch of White beans with Chorizo, Fried chicken livers with balsamic glaze and fennel and apple salad, a steak frits and a rendition of a Caesar salad with shrimp. All excellent. All well presented and ultra fresh.
We had a great afternoon and the prices were very reasonable.
I fear due to the great service, delicious food that getting a seat here on a weekend afternoon will be extremely difficult. I certainly look forward to several more afternoons there this spring/summer.