Learn from the Master

Gotstyle Man – Fall/Winter 2015

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Flavour of the Month

September 2015 – Toronto Life

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A day with Claudio Aprile

May 2015 – Cocolily Premier Issue

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The Best of the Bayview & North York 2014

September 2014 – Bayview Post

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Best of the City

August 2014 – Toronto Life
“Origin: High-brow chocolate bar”

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100 Best T.O. Restaurants: Cover

May 2014 – Post City: Bayview Post
“Marking his fifth year on the list, Claudio Aprile has brought some of the magic of his downtown eatery north to Bayview.”

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My First Car: Claudio Aprile

May 17, 2014 – The Toronto Star
“Retro Ducati bike beats former Civic for master chef.”

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The Making of a Master Chef

Feb/Mar 2014 – City Life Magazine
“Origin North owner and chef Claudio Aprile heightens his culinary presence on the small screen.”

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The Origin Empire: Claudio Aprile, the chef that shaped downtown dining for six years, heads to the burbs with his new restaurant

November, 2013 – Toronto Life
“Origin North opened in June, in a two-storey building in the parking lot of the Bayview Village mall. It’s the third of Aprile’s Origin restaurants and the first outside downtown.”

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Claudio Aprile: Origin Liberty: Bangcakes

November, 2013 – Toronto Life’s 2nd Annual Cookbook
“The inspiration for Claudio Aprile’s bestselling brunch item came on a trip to Thailand in 1998.”

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Claudio Aprile launches a free-food pop-up stand at Bayview Village

April 23, 2013 – PostCity.com
Origin North is progressing well, with the new restaurant scheduled to open at Bayview Village in early June.

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Exit Interview: Claudio Aprile on Colborne Lane’s legacy

April 17, 2013 – The Grid
Chef Claudio Aprile reflects on the legacy of his experimental restaurant.

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New book dishes all

April 13, 2013 – The National Post
Where do Canada’s culinary wizards such as Claudio Aprile and Vikram Vij like to nosh?

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Where Chefs Eat

2013 – Phaidon Press
Chef Aprile lists his personal favorite places to eat

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Canada Restaurant News - Ontario - March 2013 - Cover

The end of the lane

February 22, 2013 – Canada Restaurant News, Ontario Edition
“Colborne Lane for me was never about a money move or the bottom line. It was about wanting to do something innovative.”

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Chef Profile: Claudio Aprile, the mastermind behind the Origin empire

February 5, 2013 – Postcity.com
“Driven. Focused. Obsessive. As one of the GTA’s most celebrated and visionary chefs, Claudio Aprile has carved out a name for himself thanks to his relentless pursuit of perfection.”

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Are you ready to order?

September 19, 2012 – The Globe and Mail

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Most Original Cocktails

May 17, 2012 – TheGrid.to

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Playing the Float

January 18, 2012 – TheGrid.to

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Best Place to Seal the Deal

April, 2011 – Toronto Life

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The Edible City – Claudio Aprile : The World on His Plate

2011 -2012 – Where Essential Toronto

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Best Restaurant: Origin

November 3-9, 2011 – NOW Magazine

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Origin Review

September 30, 2011 – Trend Magazine

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Ten Tips for Summer Entertaining from a Chef Mastermind

June/July 2011 – Sharp Magazine
“Claudio Aprile … also knows how to throw a great summer party. The first rule: relax.”

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5 Best Patios for Cocktails

March 03, 2011 – Now Magazine
“#1 – Origin”

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Best New Restaurants – Origin

April, 2011 – Toronto Life
“Ear-blistering ’70s rock, kitchen pyrotechnics, Godzilla figurines – they’re all part of the magic ant Claudio Aprile’s madhouse of a restaurant …”

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The great brunch hunt

March 03, 2011 – Eye Weekly
“Where did Claudio Aprile get the idea to serve brioche, pickled blueberries, sesame-seed brittle, hoisin, Sriracha and duck confit on one plate?”

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Toronto – Tour Gourmet

Marzo, 2010 -Cuisine & Vins
“Nuestro primer destino es Origin, cuya caracteristica es resaltar la comida global y celebrar las diversas cocinas del mundo, bajo la direccion del chef Claudio Aprile, con Steve Gonzalez, su mano derecha”

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Ici Bistro et al.

December 18, 2010 – The National Post
“During the 12 days of Christmas, why not make reservations at our critic’s favourites of the year?”

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The Taste of Toronto

December, 2010 – Bon Appetit
“Follow us on a tasting tour through some of our favorite Toronto restaurants”

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The Best New Restaurants in Canada

September, 2010 -Sharp Magazine
“Having set the bar in Canadian molecular gastronomy, Claudio Aprile shifts gears without compromising ingenuity at his second Toronto restaurant.”

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Canadian Cool

Fall 2010 – The New York Times Style Magazine
“… Claudio Aprile’s new hot spot (Origin is) a casual counterpart to his foodie temple Colborne Lane …”

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Orädd och kreativ kock utmanar

May, 2010 – Hufvudstadsbladet, Finland
“Detta är kocken som började sin karriär med att fylla syltmunkar tills di exploderade. Som diskare blandade han kemikalier och orsakade evakuering av en restaurang”

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Hot Spot

June, 2010 – Toronto Life
“Claudio Aprile groupies, of which there are many, have waited years for the chef to open a casual counter-part to Colborne Lane, his edgy gastronomic temple. Patience has it’s rewards. Taking one of Toronto’s oldest buildings back to its bare brick bones, he has created a hip bar and a whimsically modern dining room.”

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Eat Here

Summer, 2010 – Design Lines
“Already well-acquainted with chef Claudio Aprile’s aesthetic – having co-designed Colborne Lane in 2007 – local firm Stroudfoot mined the neighbourhood’s illustrious past for inspiration. The private dining room, for instance,is decked out with a sinisterly amusing toy monster chandelier and is intended to celebrate Andy Warhol, who apparently partied upstairs at one time.”

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A tapas original

May, 2010 – Eye Weekly
“Who would dare to make ice cream tableside using liquid nitrogen? Or create bubbles that explode in your mouth with unexpected taste sensations; or manipulate your sense of smell with spices on a hot rock accompanied by a ponzu slush palette cleanser? You’d be right if you guessed master molecular gastronomist Claudio Aprile. LIke an art exhibit, his culinary message is as much social commentary as it is about technique and artistice phenomena.”

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Living to eat well

March, 2010 – National Post
“I have seen the future and it’s Origin, Claudio Aprile’s new and splendiferous restaurant. I’m sitting comfortably at the food bar, seats are sushi height, watching five cooks working the heat, constructing plates, small ones of course, wokking calamari, plating bufala mozzarella from Italy. Sushi bars have acclimated us to the intimate interface of cook and customer. Shared plates have been going mainstream for a while. Wild and natural (from anywhere) is trumping fresh ‘n’ local. Recycling is hot. Origin is built with repurposed (the word du jour) materials. Add Origin’s confident capture of the most prized quality in dining now: the spirit of casual. And the price is right.”

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Claudio Aprile’s Toronto Restaurant Origin Opens To The Masses

March, 2010 – MartiniBoys.com
“The culinary powerhouse that is Claudio Aprile’s Colborne Lane is a quality-driven restaurant with an organic complexity, utmost sincerity, and unmistakable groove, soulfully blurring the lines between restaurant and science lab…”

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