Luis Mario’s Bloom Restaurant, Cuban food in Bloor West

Here’s good news from Luis Mario Ochoa:

A quick note to wish you a Happy New Year and to share with you the big news I have been quietly working on for the last while.

For the last year and a half, my wife Franca and I, have been running our own  Bloom Restaurant and we have turned it into a Cuban Oasis in the middle of the Bloor West Village. We are located at 2315 Bloor St West, a few meters from Windemere on the South side of the street.

Well, it has been a big hit, but of course, we got the great Cuban Chef Pedro Quintanilla running our kitchen.

Before coming to Toronto in 1992, chef Pedro spent 7 years as sous chef of the French Embassy in Havana, Cuba, then he moved to Toronto, where he has ran the kitchens of Rum Bacardi, Xango and Latitude restaurants among other places. Last May, we brought him into Bloom and here are some of the Reviews we’ve received ever since he moved in with us.

Now, I am ready to add another touch to this endeavor by bringing my Cuba Tradicional Quartet on Sunday Feb 12th (see special menu) as a “pre-Valentine” celebration…but hey, you don’t have to be “in love” to come that day, so bring yourself alone or come with a friend or two and enjoy the great food and ambiance in my new house Bloom Restaurant. I will be performing two shows starting at 7pm & 9pm and we will try to make you feel as if you were right in my Caribbean Island of Cuba.

Hope to see you, but if not, please spread the news! There will be Cuban parties happening in the Bloor West Village from now on! :-)

Warm Hugs,

Luis Mario Ochoa

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