Toronto is getting a new plant-focused spot for fine dining

Dec 29 2018, 4:03 am

This spot is going to be intimate.

Ten, a new restaurant concept by 24-year-old Chef Julian Bentivegna, will be opening in Brockton Village in January.

The twelve-course, veg-focused menu will be constantly changing based on seasonal availability. Guests will be seated in ten chairs, set up around the kitchen counter.

And that’s it. That’s how intimate the space is going to be.

Chef Bentivegna aims to combine French technique with a warm familial atmosphere, inspired by his Sicilian roots. He’s already spent ten years honing his craft in the South of France, Chicago and Toronto.


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“If I’m cooking for myself,” he said in a press release, “I put in half the effort than if I’m cooking for someone else. It’s an act of love and it’s something I was raised on.”

The space is intended to offer a laid-back fine-dining experience. The chef wants to remove stress from those who work and dine at the restaurant, leaving room for only positivity and pleasure.


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Basil and Pistachio Ice Cream, lemony Green Pea and White Chocolate, and Miso-Cured Snapper garnished with dried ramen noodles are just a few of the mouthwatering dishes that may be on your tasting menu.

And yes, there will be wine pairings.

There will only be room for positivity and pleasure, Chef Bentivegna says? Well, that’s exactly what it sounds like his spot will be offering.


Address: Opening soon at 1132 College Street

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