OMG, G and I will be going
to Chicago in August to dine at this fabulous establishment. I booked us a
reservation today! Is that exciting or
Charlie Trotter’s is one of
only a handful of Relais & Gourmands-ranked restaurants in the world. This
year it was ranked by the uber-foodie magazine, Restaurant, as the
26th finest restaurant in the entire world (down from 2005, when it placed
14th). I’m so excited, I can’t hardly stand it! I’ve gotta pee!
G and I have been very
fortunate to eat at two other Relais & Gourmands-ranked restaurants in our

Rob Feenie’s “Lumiere” in
Vancouver (where we had probably the most memorable single course of food ever;
Rob’s Squash and Mascarpone Ravioli with Black Truffle Butter). And Rob kindly signed his cookbook for us.

Anne Desjardins’s “L’Eau a
la bouche
” in Sainte-Adele, Quebec (where we spent three oh-my-gawd wonderful,
blissful days luxuriating in the capable hands Anne and her outstanding team).
If heaven has a home on earth, so far, I’d say L’Eau a la bouche is pretty damn
close. Likewise, we got Anne to sign a copy of her cookbook too.
Both cookbooks sit proudly
in our bookcase and are used


…. and with that said,
we’re off to a Summerlicious adventure with Chef Marc Thuet tonight at his new
abode aptly named “Thuet“. We have tasted Marc’s to-die-for food previously, in
February 2003, when he was cooking at drippingly-romantic, boutique restaurant,
“The Fifth”. He really was at the top of his form then, with James Chatto
ranking “The Fifth” the number restaurant in Toronto in April 2003.

And my thoughts and best wishes to my friend, Jack (aka MadaMadaDan3), who is no doubt not enjoying Summerlicious as he slaves away in the kitchens of Auberge du Pommier.

Bon Appétit!

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20 Responses to Booked!

  1. RYC – I was at Thuet on Sunday night not Friday. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    ryc – thanks for the tip. I didn’t know you were a writer in a previous life. Interesting….

  3. willariah says:

    reviews, please :)

  4. toroboy says:

    ryc – thanks for your input. Unfortunately I couldn’t open that post (‘here my take’) because it was a protected piece…..can you allow me access? Thx!

  5. Anonymous says:

    thanks for all your comments, they have been really helpful during this time. and those restaurants look yummy. now if only i had appetite.

  6. orchidgrass says:

    ryc: they don’t look that good do they? hmm…do you speak with a british accent?

  7. Anonymous says:

    they are not hot but i like mr hong kong who looks like quite a mix

  8. Fatcat723 says:

    RYC: Fear of needles, That was mine too until I was diagnosis as a type 2 diabetic and had to take blood readingi 3 times a day for almost a year. I lost 110 lbs and now all traces of the diabetes is gone. Thanks for feeding the kat. lol lol

  9. you are awesome…oh yeah; aren’t you obsessed with madonna?!and thanks =]he does give good advice

  10. mattfifer says:

    Yum, yum, and YUM! I can’t wait to live in T.O. to take advantage of all the food festivals!

  11. happy belated marry independence day =]

  12. Anonymous says:

    Have a blast in Chicago. Remember to tell us about your dine in experience later!

  13. kunhuo42 says:

    yum! you’re going to have to describe what you ate so the rest of us can drool over it!

  14. Anonymous says:

    be sure to bring a camera! :P

  15. orchidgrass says:

    you are a real cook !?

  16. Len_Q says:

    I’m debating about going to Auberge du Pommier this Wednesday for summerlicious… But the last time I went the waiters are so crabby towards us. They were treating us like kids, really ticked me off.

  17. enRoute says:

    Sounds like you’ll have a fun time ahead! Enjoy!ryc: it’s my favourite Amei that appeared in the commercial…thats why i wanna drink Taiwan Beer! =)

  18. wow spoiled brat! hehe. i looked at that top 50 restaurants of 2006 site and it looks like spain has hella fineass restaurants … along with the fineass boys. hehe.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Wow… you guys really enjoy and appreciate fine dining!!!!

  20. Fatcat723 says:

    OK, now I am hungry! Hope you enjoy your meal!!!!

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