Admittedly, I walked into Bizou skeptical of how the evening would pan out. Primarily because I’m slightly skeptical of restaurants that are located inside malls (even really nice ones), Bizou’s claim to be an “American Brasserie” was confusing, and it’s yet another Dining Concepts venture. By the end of the evening, my wariness had long passed; the restaurant had a comfortable-sleek atmosphere, the majority of dishes were superb, and I would venture to say that Dining Concepts has certainly stepped up their game and attitude towards opening restaurants. Lesson learned: don’t judge a book (restaurant) by its cover.
Cecconi’s Italian, part of the well-known Dining Concepts venture, recently relocated to Wyndham Street from their former spot on Elgin and have brought over new head chef Michael Fox from the Cecconi’s in Melbourne, Australia to throw his modern contemporary flare into the menu. In lieu of their change, we wanted to head over to Cecconi’s for dinner to check out their new location and try some of the food.