Jesse Vallins, the Executive Chef of the Maple Leaf Tavern brings a ton of street cred to this kitchen. He’s won the “Toronto Sausage League” championship three times…a perfect addition to any tavern’s menu. As a well-read culinarian, he develops curriculum for George Brown College, one of the nation’s largest culinary schools. AND…he’s a terrific chef.
The building (c.1910) spent most of the last century as a hotel ‘for travelers’ in the era when public houses were part of the cultural landscape. As times changed, so did the reputation. The Toronto Star’s well-read restaurant critic, Amy Pataki, wrote: “Forget everything you heard about the old Maple Leaf Tavern. The ugly Leslieville dive bar has turned into a beautiful swan of a restaurant. Managing partner Todd Morgan (Port Restaurant in Pickering) spent around $1 million to create sexy rooms that mix old and new, high and low, with a laser focus on food, drink and decor.”
Maple Leaf Tavern is one of over 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact the Maple Leaf Tavern at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.
Contactez Maple Leaf Tavern directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre Journée des terroirs réservation.
Maple Leaf Tavern
955 Gerrard St E,
Toronto, Ontario M4M 1Z4