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Everyone knows that the best parties always end in the kitchen. With our series, Kitchen Party, we’re sitting down with Feast On Chefs to get to know them, and the local foods that inspire them, a little better.

Michael Kotsovos

Tomasso’s Italian Grille
Trenton, Ontario

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What’s your favourite seasonal ingredient? 

Definitely tomatoes!

What’s your drink of choice? 

Red wine. Usually a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Shiraz.

Most underrated ingredient? 

Onions – they are used in most sauces or soups to enhance flavour, yet a number of people will not order an entrée if onions are listed as one of the ingredients.

Favourite restaurant? 

Mezes in Toronto.

Off-duty, what are you most likely to be cooking at home?

With 2 young children, I try to make something hearty and healthy. Homemade chicken stew is one of our favourites.

What’s the best part of working with Ontario food and drink?

There is always an opportunity to create delicious meals with Ontario ingredients. Regardless of the season, there are options. Similarly, a craft beer compliments the summer while a glass of wine is welcomed all year.

Fill in the blank: “If I entered a competitive eating contest, I’d definitely win if the item was _______”


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