When Patois closed after a massive fire engulfed the restaurant, people of Toronto were devastated. Fortunately, after the incident, owner Craig Wong was able to keep busy. He opened popular Chinatown spot Jackpot Chicken Rice, several Patois pop-ups, and a restaurant in Dubai dubbed Ting Irie. And he hasn’t slowed down. Patois recently reopened and is back, looking better than ever.
The newly reopened Caribbean-Asian eatery is still serving up classics like the Jamaican Patty Double Down and O.G. Fried Chicken and Watermelon Pickle, but has introduced new menu items as well. Visitors can expect new bits like churrasco jerk chicken, pork and pork belly, which is smoked in-house using a smoker that Nick Chen-Yin of Smoke Signals BBQ helped to design.
The beautifully renovated space also has some new features like the 20-foot bar that was custom built by BUILD IT, an award-winning construction company based in Toronto, and custom tables by Son of a Wood Cutter.
For now, the restaurant is open for dinner service from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 5-11pm and Sundays from 5-10pm. We’re hoping that Chef Wong brings back brunch and Jamaican Patty Bennies once things get settled.
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