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Restaurant type

  • Bistro,

Cuisine type

  • French,
  • Italian,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Restaurants,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
2343 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1H2
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  • $11 To $25,

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Meet the owner

As you walk along Queen St. E. in the Beach neighbourhood,  Velouté Bistro & Catering will immediately catch your eye. Co-owner and sommelier Alise Matos designed the front to evoke a Mediterranean vibe, with pale-yellow stonework and a bay window that’s trimmed in white and anchored with an abundance of flora. The building itself had been there before, with  Velouté's cook and Alise's husband, Fawzi Kotb, having worked in the previous restaurant, Peppino’s on the Beach.

The start of their own catering company in 2009 triggered a process of change for Alise and Fawzi, with Fawzi’s superb cooking skills earning him a reputation as an artist in the  kitchen. In 2011, the couple took the final step, opening the doors of Velouté Bistro to much acclaim.

The bistro's inviting decor was chosen intentionally to make restaurant goers feel comfortable. “My wife,” describes Fawzi, “she made it like you’re in a real home.” In addition to the cozy home décor, Alise planted a garden on the back patio to create a bucolic atmosphere for diners. The garden also doubles as a food supply for the kitchen, with Fawzi using its herbs in the bistro's dishes.

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Winterlicious 2017: $48 dinners

Winterlicious 2017: $48 dinners

Contemporary, chic and offering an intimate community vibe, Veloute Bistro is located in the heart of The Beaches. Veloute follows the terroir farm-to-table slow food movement using locally sourced ingredients, with a menu designed to inspire and challenge the most discerning palate. Sommelier Alise Matos can help you select from the extensive wine list for the perfect complement to every dish – BYOB is also an option. On the menu for Winterlicious: warm goat cheese beet salad, a Dijon and panko crusted Australian lamb rack, and carrot caramel cheesecake.

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Summerlicious 2016: $48 dinner spots in Toronto

Summerlicious 2016: $48 dinner spots in Toronto

Summerlicious returns to Toronto July 8, running its smorgasbord of food-loving fun until July 24. If there's a restaurant you've had your eye on, this is the opportunity to give it a try. Restaurants tout three-course dinner in various price brackets for the two weeks of the festival. Here are the $48 spots! [Feature image: America; courtesy of the City of Toronto]

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