By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)
Full disclosure: I have been a fan of the cuisine of chef Scott Bagshaw ever since he opened the first Deseo at the old Royal Albert Arms Hotel on Albert Street in the Exchange. I was even able to pick out one of Scott’s creations in a black box seafood contest where I sat on the panel of judges. There is something about Scott’s conceptions that simply resonate with me.
Alas, although I have visited both Enoteca and Maque, I have yet to dine at Passero, Bagshaw’s newest restaurant at the Forks. I have attempted to make reservations a couple of times to no avail. As a consolation prize, I recently met a colleague at Passero’s daytime manifestation — Corto. At Corto, you can order an Italian takeaway sandwich and either eat it in the Common area seating, at Passero’s slick bar top or at one row of seating in the restaurant. Once you choose a table, you still order at the counter and pick up your food when it is ready. Heck, I would wash my own dishes to eat Bagshaw’s delicious fare.
Read the full review of Corto on FoodMusings.ca.