Anyone who knows me even a little bit knows that I love food, and when I say, I love food, I mean, I love food. I live to eat, Not eat to live. I spend most of my time either dreaming about food, eating food, or planning what I am going to eat next. It is a great life indeed. I really enjoy the slow-food movement that has been moving to North America, originating in Italy. It is all about food and eating slowly. Savoring each bite as if it were your last. It is the epitomy of a foodie’s desire. To spend hours sitting down with friends and eating a well-cooked meal.
A few of us went to a restaurant on St. Clair and Eglinton called Cava, which really amplified the slow-food movement for me. It is the tapas-style of eating, originally from Spain, which is for me the best way to eat a meal. It doesn’t exemplify large portions, and stuffing yourself with empty calories, like so many seem to do. But, sitting down with friends and sharing small portions of amazing dishes. You sit down at a table, and the waiter brings little portions of shareables for the table, cold cuts on a plate; warm, marinated olives; warm beet salad with kale, and several others gorgeous options.
I was like a kid in a candy store. I was able to try out almost the whole menu, without feeling stuffed beyond measure. I felt comfortably, happily, filled at the end of it, and we had been eating for 2 straight hours! It was glorious.
I totally recommend the tapas-style of eating to anyone who loves food, and I especially recommend the Cava restaurant to anyone who likes good food.