Tag: Nick Liu

GwaiLo: A Sneak Preview

Last week GFR were lucky enough to be invited to a special sneak preview of Nick Liu and Christina Kuypers’ new project GwaiLo. Nick and Christina are currently looking for a suitable location for their Asian Brasserie, but this special night was to give a few folks an opportunity to taste what they will be offering upon opening.

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Niagara Street Cafe: A Retrospective (Get In There While You Still Can!)

With Niagara Street Cafe celebrating their last few weeks of being open, in-the-know Toronto diners are scrambling to get tables at this Toronto insitution in order to experience the magic that is Niagara Street for one last time. Since 2005 Anton Potvin’s restaurant has been at the very top of Good Food Revolution’s list, as it has been for many a loyal customer over the years. Below Malcolm Jolley and Jamie Drummond share their personal memories of one of Toronto’s most adored restaurants.

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Nick Liu’s Last Supper at Niagara Street Cafe

A bittersweet evening at The Niagara Cafe on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Chef Nick Liu pushed his last service through the pass for a sold-out 10pm sitting of restaurant industry friends and fans. Jamie and I were there, and in between a lot of well poured, Anton Potvin selected, wine and the cavalcade favourite Liuwellian dishes photographically displayed in Jamie’s slideshow.

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5 Questions with Anton Potvin

Anton Potvin is the Owner and Sommelier of the Niagara Street Café. Potvin and Executive Chef Nick Liu are responsible for the rising success of the Niagara Street Café. While Anton is in the dining room greeting guests and mixing drinks, Chef Liu is busy in the kitchen cooking locally based dishes for the restaurant’s seasonal menu. Both men are dedicated to the fight for good food and are proud Good Food Fighters. I caught up with Potvin recently for the interview below.

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Mr. Bourdain Comes To Hogtown

Happily munching on Chef Anthony Rose’s suckling pig and foie gras sandwiches and drawing steadily on an ever present pint of Creemore (he adapts quickly to local custom, Bourdain), the man of the hour was the epitome of calm and cool. And friendly and funny and pretty much just like the character on his television shows and the narrative voice in his books. There are few things as pleasingly life affirming than finding out your hero is a decent guy.

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