Lifestyle & Parenting

Neighbourhood Watch

April 13, 2012

The south end of Ossington gets all the attention, while up north of
Bloor, we’ve been clamouring for a cozy spot to call our own.

Years in the making, Actinolite
has finally opened its doors with a well-edited seasonal menu that’s
going to keep the locals coming back for more. A starter salad ($12) was
a well-thought-out bridge between winter and spring, with green onions
and radishes brightening up the more-wintry shiitakes and sunchokes. We
enjoyed watercress pesto tagliatelle ($18) topped with just-cooked
mushrooms and perfectly toasted walnuts, and an Ontario Lamb Rack ($28).
But the icing on the cake was the wonderfully chewy pavlova topped with
a grapefruit cream and pink peppercorns ($9).

If you need me, I’ll be enjoying a cocktail at the bar. And maybe
another dessert. Kat Tancock

Actinolite Restaurant, 971 Ossington Ave., Toronto, 416-962-8943,


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