Where: Stock T.C: 2388 Yonge Street, Toronto
This collaboration between the owners of Terroni and Cumbraes seems to be a killer idea. My first visit to Stock was just to check out the grocery area to see what they had to offer and my head kept turning this way and that to take everything in. This former postal station, known as Postal Station K, has been beautifully transformed into a one stop shop for groceries that features a coffee bar, bakery, gourmet cheeses area, lunch counter, meat counter and a wine shop plus a full service restaurant with rooftop patio. I came back for another visit to try their restaurant and enjoy their comfortable patio space. (I posted a video of the patio on my IG).
Standout Dish: Ravioloni All’Uovo
Taste: The ravioli is filled with a mix of ricotta & spinach and an egg yolk, boiled then sauteed in a pan with butter and finished with parmigiano and black truffle. Each bite is tender, creamy and satisfying. Two raviolo are a perfect number to fully enjoy the experience except if you have to share like I did. My picky niece and nephew surprised me by asking for a second bite.
Thoughts: Ravioli is one of my favourite pastas and if I had the inclination to make my own pasta, it would be but this one. This particular ravioli was made famous at the Ristorante San Domenico located in Imoli, Italy and is finished with slices of white truffle instead of grated with brown. I’ve never been to the restaurant but I think Stock’s recreation is beautifully presented and darn delicious. Stock also offers many other dishes worthy of a taste along with great service and a knowledgeable sommelier to help pair wine with your meals. It’s worth a visit to the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. Buon Appetito!