A Review Is In

So, the first review is in! The Toronto Star review is here. And it’s a winner! Hooray us!


To pull a couple lines:


“The production, a remount of the opera company’s 1988 effort, is a sturdy one, mixing a fairly abstract set with a straightforward, traditional staging. There are five stagings left after last night’s opening, which was one of this music season’s memorable evenings.”




“In other words, this Norma is a tragedy to celebrate.”

[source: Toronto Star, Friday, March 31,2006]


The National Post and Globe & Mail reviews should appear tomorrow.

Another New Restaurant is Springing Up

At the corner of Soudan and Mt. Pleasant – in the former space of the now defunct OliverBonacini restaurant Square (see a review here) – we see signs for Lai Toh Heen. Now, dim sum in this neighbourhood? Hmmmmm … time will tell. And G believes – correctly I think – that this may be a sister restaurant for the very famous and very yummy Lai Wah Heen in the Metropolitan Hotel. The lettering for the name is similar to Lai Wah Heen’s and the new restaurant logo is exactly the same. I can hardly wait!


1) Lai Toh Heen; 2) a peek inside



I picked up the Toronto HotDocs Film Festival Guide yesterday. This is the 6th year for the festival, running April 28 thru May 7. I will be purchasing a pass Sunday and heading out to see what’s on offer.


Any other xangster in Toronto keen on joining G and/or I at a couple screenings? … give me a shout. The film schedule can be found here.

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12 Responses to A Review Is In

  1. kunhuo42 says:

    congrats on the awesome show review!  mm….  dim sum…  now you made me hungry!

  2. m3galomaniac says:

    sounds like you enjoy dim sum,  hope the new restaurant won’t be a disappointment.

  3. bennykan says:

    I wish I could join you guys :(

  4. Anonymous says:

    I haven’t had dim sum since last Christmas while I was in Sydney! I should go and have some tomorrow! hahah..

  5. YNOTswim says:

    no idea, i have not seen most in the program, but “Abduction” is a good one.

  6. Fatcat723 says:

    Ops forgot – that will be $1 for the consult. I am more expensive than Lucy.

  7. Fatcat723 says:

    I will check the Globe online to read the review.
    RYC: I look forward to reading your comments. Glad you got that out of system lol lol  lol

  8. Anonymous says:

    And congrats on the review… I’ll be checking the Globe tomorrow!

  9. Anonymous says:

    OOh… I love Lai Wah Heen but it’s pricey. I hope the new restaurant will be a hit.

  10. enRoute says:

    Not sure about Lai Toh Heen, but Lai Wah Heen is a very decent restaurant in my opinion. =)And btw, thank you for your “happy bday”.

  11. willariah says:

    congrats also on the positive review:)

  12. willariah says:

    omg. this is pure excitement! i hope this is the more “affordable” version of lai wah heen. do you know when it will be built?

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