Conviction Restaurant Closes
But two new restaurants in the works
Just over a year after opening Conviction - the third incarnation of our flagship restaurant we have closed the restaurant for good. An expired lease, and a changing area has spelled the end of our presence on King Street West.
It was my first business. It definitely tugs at my heart. This summer, the restaurant was on hiatus for the filming of our TV shows second season in Vancouver, which begins its run on Citytv October 24.
When Marc and I landed there six years ago, it was a little hush-hush, a little bit of a destination place. It changed right before my eyes. Now there are more nightclubs and burger joints then high-end restaurants
So what’s next for us? We are opening an inn in Trois-Epis, Alsace in a refurbished 600-year-old monastery; it will include a cooking school and be run by a new partner, Marc's brother.
Despite the overseas venture, we are staying in Toronto, where a new, smaller restaurant is on the horizon for 2012. We are currently shopping around for a location, possibly in Rosedale. It would be a natural step as we opened our first Petite Thuet in the area.
We are also focusing on our flourishing bread biz. We recently scored a contract to supply the new Ritz-Carlton (and are in talks with other hotels), our dough can also be found at all kinds of foodie hot spots, like the Cheese Boutique and the Black Hoof.
Stay tuned for more news, one thing is for sure we never stop!