Taste Buds turns 2 (Part 2 of 2): THR & Co

Chef Curtis Martin on his new spot:

“We’re hoping people will make this a regular dining destination, rather than a ‘special occasion’ restaurant.”

Taste Buds:

*Snort* We're going to "special-occasion-it-up" anyway!


For the last few weeks, I had suffered from Analysis Paralysis. I just couldn't decide which restaurant to hold Part 2 of our 2nd Anniversary celebration. I even had dreams of various restaurant names floating around my head...kinda like counting sheep but a bit more stressful (for me anyways!).

What makes a particular restaurant celebration-worthy anyway? Let's examine the last couple of venues:

  • Sushi Kaji for our 1st Anniversary
  • Jacob's Steakhouse for Part 1 of 2nd Anniversary

Food at both places was exquisite...but at a hefty price tag. I spent $180 at Sushi Kaji and $170! Don't get me wrong, both were definitely worth it. But can we celebrate for under $100? I'd like to believe the answer would be "yes".

So here were the options I had been tossing around:

  • Patria (feel all tapas'd out lately)
  • Restoran Malaysia (too far)
  • Harbord Room (my tried and true go-to place so we've been there, done that)

Then I realized that Harbord Room's sister resto, THR & Co. had opened up!  That settled everything...finally.

The food at THR & Co. is a mix of Mediterranean and North African influences. And if Harbord Room is any indication, the quality will be top-notch. Sounds strange but I'm mostly looking forward the lighter colour palette for the decor. Although I used to be a fan of darkly-painted walls in most trendy restaurants of late, the darker schemes are starting to make me feel I'm eating in jail!










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  • Craig

    I just checked quite a few of the pics from last night - very interesting dishes. Happy Anniversary, TB!

    June 9, 2013

  • Angela

    It was great evening with fabulous food with some unusual dishes and exotic ingredients. The Kale Salad was interesting and tasty. I loved the Chicken with Poblano Sofrito. The Chocolate Cheesecake was very rich and to die for! The diners were very lively and the conversation was varied, fun and a little naughty at times! Congratulations Adrienne and Carmen to two very successful years and best wishes for many more years of great dining adventures.

    2 · June 8, 2013

  • Swee

    Thanks Adrienne for organizing this and allowing me to crash the party. The food was great and it was lots of fun. _WE_ definitely have to go back - although it seems like people wanted to be excluded when I used "WE" tonight. LOL.

    June 8, 2013

  • Adrienne

    Be there soon
    ..on my way...

    June 8, 2013

  • Jennifer N.

    Is anyone on the waiting list going to hop on that vacant spot? Wondering if I can bring a plus one :)

    June 8, 2013

    • Adrienne

      It will be tight but they said you can bring your friend. See u soon!

      June 8, 2013

    • Jennifer N.

      I told her not to worry about it since I didn't hear anything by 2 so I will be coming solo :) thanks for looking into it though!

      June 8, 2013

  • Jason

    A.G., let's hope for KC's sake that they don't use the napkins that expand when soaked with water.

    1 · May 30, 2013

    • Jason

      A.G. will give you the full explanation at the dinner. ask her.

      June 3, 2013

    • Swee

      Kingyo decided to use those as hand wipes. It is actually a facial mask sheet where people use it with toner. You can buy them at Asian cosmetic stores.

      June 8, 2013

  • Jennifer N.

    The nettle & ricotta sounds amazing!

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    THR is a fine fine choice for an anniversary, A! Very understated, locally-sourced, well thought-out, and concise menu.
    "nettle & ricotta pie", "black spaghetti" - yes sir please!

    We will whip out all of our get-out-of-jail-free cards for you to host a meal at this sunny spot!.

    2 · May 29, 2013

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