Hot new fusion restaurant from Michelin-starred chefs set to open in Toronto

Three of the world’s most esteemed chefs have joined forces to soon open what promises to be one of the most anticipated new restaurants in Toronto.

Named after Didier Leroy, Masaki Saito and Christian Le Squer — LSL restaurant is celebrated for its harmonious fusion of “grand French traditions with unique Japanese techniques and ingredients.”

Steamed Barracuda Fish Cake

Hailing from France, master chef Leroy is renowned globally for his expertise in French cooking and techniques. Leroy will helm the team in the intimate “jewel-box” dining room, which accommodates just nine seats for guests.

As Toronto’s only two Michelin-starred chef, chef Saito will offer the team “masterful instruction and daily consultations.” His close connections with premier food suppliers in Japan will ensure that LSL guests enjoy dishes unavailable elsewhere.

Lastly, Paris-based Le Squer, a three-star Michelin chef at Restaurant Le Cinq, will contribute his “creative genius and global perspective.” He will apply his expertise to ongoing menu refinements, ensuring culinary excellence at LSL. Le Squer is lending his name for the first time to a project in Canada

LSL’s signature Tomato creation

While the opening date remains unconfirmed, some of the restaurant’s signature dishes have been unveiled. Among them is LSL’s tomato creation, a fusion of just three ingredients: handpicked seasonal Japanese tomatoes, medium fatty tuna and the pièce de résistance, luxurious French caviar.

Another standout dish is the steamed barracuda fish cake, crafted with fish paste, shallots and button mushrooms, accompanied by a sauce made from Vin Blanc and barracuda bones reduced in fish stock.

LSL restaurant will be located at 2066 Avenue Rd.

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