O&B Faves #1 : Calamari Tacos at O&B Canteen

Haven’t written in quite some time, and for that I apologize. I’ve been away in the Philippines for the past month. After such a grandiose vacation the budget is tight, that being said I haven’t been dining out as much as I would like to. However, I have the great fortune of employment at the successful restaurant company, Oliver & Bonacini (O&B). Therefore, I’ve decided to give you an insider scoop and post some of my favorite dishes off the company’s eclectic and diverse menus spanning all the brands and properties:

O&B, Canteen, Dining Room, Toronto, Oliver & Bonacini, johannk fooze

O&B Canteen: The Dining Room

Of all the restaurants under the O&B umbrella, I most frequent O&B Canteen. Although Canteen is the most casual and relaxed setting of the company, they still exhibit the same high class standards synonymous with the O&B Brand. Located at the busy intersection of King St. and John St. nestled under the TIFF Bell Lightbox building and another phenomenal O&B Restaurant ‘Luma‘. This location is part Restaurant part Grab-&-Go,  catering to the busy King St. business clientele for lunch and to the cinema/theater crowd by night.

Calamari Tacos

Calamari Taco O&B Canteen Johannkd Fooze

Calamari Tacos – Two Soft Shell Tacos, Fried Calamari, Buttermilk Crema and Mango

One of my favorite dishes at Canteen and perhaps the company, the Calamari Tacos are an absolute must for an appetizer. I often bring my friends and insist that we procure a plate of these savoury, sweet and spicy mouthfuls. The dish is presented so beautifully, you wouldn’t want to touch them. Served on a wooden board the dish consists of two soft shell tacos, smeared with a dollop of buttermilk crema, the crispy fried calamari is drizzled with a home-made mango sauce and crowned with jalapenos and fresh parsley. The Calamari Tacos are served with a slice of lime. Though simple in form, these tasty tacos have a complex flavor and leave the taste buds screaming for more!

I highly recommend this dish, if you were to ask the staff there what Fooze blogger Johann orders most 9/10 servers will reply with the aforementioned treat! Although Canteen recently unveiled a fresh menu, I believe they kept the Calamari Tacos just for me!

Great Dish, Go Grab Some!

OB Canteen is located at :
TIFF Bell Lightbox
330 King St. West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3X2
Tel: 647.288.4710

Calamari Taco O&B Canteen Johannkd Fooze

Calamari Taco O&B Canteen Johannkd Fooze

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