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by Arby

Review: I finally found someone to join me at Fressen and we really enjoyed it. I didn't really care what I ate, as long as it wasn't hot spicy or included coriander leaf. The style of service is tapas, which I have not had a lot of experience with. I like it because I like variety and I don't like the variety all on one plate. That's what I do 'not' like about eating in Chinese restaurants. (I know that there are regular Chinese and then there are classy Chinese. I'm familiar with the reg variety, so...) The food was perfect. It was interesting, ingredient-wise and presentation-wise. We were bowled over in fact. I did have some difficulty with splitting it up. Although you get separate plates, which come at perfectly timed (by chance or due to the level of business) intervals, each plate still has to be split up, which was awkward and messy. I don't know what the answer is to that problem. If they gave us individual, small plates for each dish, Would they have to forego making the plate into artwork? If so, I'll live with the neater, artless, plates. Regardless, We were happy. The music didn't work so well. At least when we arrived, the volume level of conversation from all the tables together with the music did not conduce to relaxing state. They just need to keep the music neutral and, in my view, instrumental. The coffee, which I believe is all fair trade, organic, was good, a rarity for a restaurant. The espresso maker, however, was down. The service was good. It was a great evening out. I am so happy I tried Fressen and I wish we had more spots like this in Toronto. Toronto isn't a world class city, by a long stretch. But I quite like the assortment of eateries.

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