Let's get this one out of the way. While it was on everyone's 2009 list, I'm just going pretend this is last year and I'm ahead of the curve. Octopus and Bone Marrow Fusilli at Marea. One of the few dishes even better than the hype.
French Fries at Mile End. These are my dream fries. You don't even need to get the optional cheese curds and mushroom gravy to make poutine (nor does it need chopped smoked meat sprinkled on top either). Just add a little ketchup for these perfectly crisp skin-on fries.
And the winner: Acharuli Khachapouri at Pirosmani. The first bite caused me to sit up straight (I was slumped over from the alcohol) and exclaim (to myself) "where have you been all my life?"
I'm just going curl up with one of these by myself at home...