Hearing it was our first top dining experience in Toronto - and that we were from New York, so we had several others to compare it to - the staff made a bit more fuss over us, even offering an extra course (with wine pairing, of course) in the middle of the tasting menu. It was pretty intense.
Later today I'll stop by the Chowhound Toronto board to thank them and sing the restaurant's praises more fully.
And now back to reality.
This morning, Lone Primate left this comment on yesterday's political thread:
Well, I heard the words "Conservative majority government" on the radio this morning. Anybody else wake up nauseous? :)I know he wasn't referring to that extra course at Splendido. Redsock sent me this. Please note the date.
11 days before election...I, for one, wish the Liberals would exploit Harper's coziness with US conservativism, especially his assertion that he would have sent Canadian troops to Iraq. No matter how he tries to present himself as a centrist, he did say those words. Why not use them against him?
Tories claim five-point lead
Majority is within reach for Harper, poll says
The Ottawa Citizen
Thursday, June 17, 2004
WINDSOR, Ont. - Stephen Harper's Conservatives have taken a sharp lead over the Liberal party as the Tory leader appealed to Canadians and "disenchanted Liberals" to give him a majority mandate so he can govern "for all Canadians."
A survey by the Liberal party's former pollster shows the Conservatives are heading for a strong minority government and may be within reach of a majority.
Party insiders say a poll by Michael Marzolini, chairman of Pollara, has the Tories at 36 per cent compared with 31 per cent for Paul Martin's Liberals.
The NDP is at 16 per cent and the Bloc Quebecois at 12.
The poll of 1,267 people was completed Tuesday night and is considered accurate within two percentage points 19 times out of 20.
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"There are no safe seats for the Liberals anywhere any more. None in Atlantic Canada, none in the West, or in Quebec and in Ontario," he said on a campaign swing through the Niagara region. "The Liberals don't have enough seats that they can potentially win to be a majority government, so I think if Canadians want a strong majority -- and I think most Canadians want that -- then they should look very seriously at giving us that kind of a mandate."
The front page of morning's Globe And Mail has a story titled "Liberals step up attacks in new TV ads". I haven't read it yet, but it sounds like a good sign. I'm all for attacking candidates with their own words, especially when the words sound like kissing noises aimed at Resident Bush.