43bucayorkville

In this sleek, spare Yorkville restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel complex, chef Rob Gentile goes somewhere he has been loathe to go before—fishing.


Buca Yorkville represents his personal take on the cooking of coastal Italy. In construction, it is identical to the food he likes best from the interior—except that it’s expressed almost entirely with fish and seafood. A marble slab of salumi di mare features thin slices of cured, smoked albacore tuna, smoked eel, cured yellow fin and octopus soppresatta—with black, squid ink grissini on the side. Nduja is made with raw tuna instead of raw pork. And in his seafarer’s carbonara, the traditional guanciale is swapped out for crumbled salty, smoke-cured herring roe. Do not miss the raw sea bass, sliced tableside and dressed with prosecco and evoo. The wine list is predictably strong in private Italian imports, and the service is knowledgeable and assured.


53 Scollard Street,
Toronto, ON M5R 0A1

416-962-2822
buca.ca/yorkville
[email protected]


Hours

Monday to Wednesday
11:30am – 10:00pm
Thursday,Friday
11:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday
10:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday
10:00am – 10:00pm


 

Chef

 

Rob Gentile


Feature Recipe

Roasted Chestnut Gnocchi with Robiola and Truffles

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