Wednesday, September 9, 2009



I had a chance to check out the restaurant Toast last week. Toast is located on Baum Boulevard in Shadyside, and it is fabulous. Located in the space once occupied by the much loved restaurant Baum Vivant, Toast has a savory menu featuring a wide variety of offerings, many of which are off beat. I had calamari, which was sauteed and served in an amazing broth. The squid was the most tender that I have ever had. We also enjoyed wild boar ribs, with a wonderful barbeque sauce, lamb with a truffle mustard crust, and an order of escargot and chanterelles. Each dish was excellent. Service was relaxed, but attentive and our server was well versed in the menu. The restaurant also features a nice selection of wines by the glass (30 or so) and an extensive collection of bottles as well.

Toast is an intimate restaurant with an adventurous menu. It is well worth a try.

Here is your humble correspondent in front of the restaurant Toast.

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