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Ficoa: A Culinary Journey Through Toronto’s Multicultural Flavors

TORONTO – Ficoa, a new fine dining establishment situated in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant Little Italy neighborhood, has quickly become the talk of the town among food enthusiasts and epicureans alike. Led by Chef Gerry Quintero, Ficoa promises a culinary journey that celebrates the diverse cultural tapestry of Toronto while showcasing the bounty of Ontario’s micro-seasons.

Chef Quintero’s culinary prowess is deeply rooted in his upbringing in Mexico and enriched by his extensive global travels and professional experience spanning over 15 years. Drawing inspiration from his diverse culinary background, Quintero has curated a tasting menu that pushes the boundaries of traditional fine dining, embracing techniques such as fermentation, whole animal butchery, and dry-aging.

At Ficoa, the tasting menu is not just a meal; it’s an immersive sensory experience. Guests are treated to a meticulously crafted menu featuring 16 plates spread over seven courses, each thoughtfully designed to tantalize the taste buds and ignite the imagination. From locally sourced ingredients to globally sourced delicacies, every dish at Ficoa tells a story of culinary innovation and creativity.

For those seeking a more relaxed dining experience, Ficoa offers The Neighbourhood Menu, featuring six plates across four courses, accompanied by a welcome cocktail tailored to each guest’s preferences. Whether indulging in the full tasting menu or opting for the neighborhood-inspired fare, diners are invited to embark on a culinary adventure unlike any other.

The intimate dining room at Ficoa, with its six tables, ensures that each guest receives personalized attention and service, while a small à la carte menu at the bar provides additional options for those looking to sample a taste of Ficoa’s culinary offerings.

In a departure from the norm, Ficoa also offers annual memberships, granting members access to exclusive events, wine and beer tastings, and all-inclusive dining experiences—a concept inspired by California’s dining scene and tailored to Toronto’s discerning food enthusiasts.

Located at 585 College Street, Ficoa is open Wednesday to Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm. While reservations are recommended, walk-ins are welcomed at the bar and for The Neighbourhood Menu.

For more information and reservations, visit Ficoa.ca.


Ficoa’s arrival on Toronto’s culinary scene marks a significant milestone in the city’s gastronomic landscape. Chef Gerry Quintero’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, and culinary excellence is evident in every aspect of Ficoa’s concept and execution. By marrying global influences with local ingredients, Ficoa celebrates the rich cultural diversity that defines Toronto’s culinary identity. The introduction of annual memberships reflects a growing trend in the industry, catering to diners seeking not just a meal but a complete dining experience. Ficoa’s success is a testament to Toronto’s appetite for culinary adventure and innovation, and its impact on the city’s dining culture is sure to be felt for years to come.

Tiana Squire

Tiana Squire is our Leisure and Lifestyle Writer, dedicated to covering a wide array of topics including restaurants & bars, fashion, travel and tourism, family events and entertainment. With a passion for exploring and sharing the best in leisure experiences, Tiana brings her unique perspective and enthusiasm to each piece she writes. For inquiries or feedback, contact Tiana at tiana.squire@gtaweekly.ca.

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