Chef Oliver Glowig A Journey To Paradise – TOCA Restaurant Ritz Carlton Toronto

Oliver Glowig If you take communion, then when I bit into the thin wafer, shaped like a skateboard perfectly placed with the poached raw fruits, vegetables with braised tomatoes and black olives, my first thought was the Vatican should really have Oliver Glowig make the communion wafers, it will bring people flocking to the church. That is how good it was, freshly made in the kitchen of TOCA restaurant where I had been filming Oliver Glowig for a scene in my documentary film ‘David Bowie Is Around The World’.

The film I am producing and directing features interesting people from around the world who like David Bowie have no respect for the status quo.

Two Michelin star chef Oliver Glowig, while in the kitchen peeling an artichoke and then talking about how it was to be prepared and what was to go top during the filming had me worked up. When the lobster with artichoke heart and burrata arrived I just savored the moment.

As each course arrived a full explanation was given about what you were about to eat in detail a sign that you are in a five star luxury hotel where nothing is left to chance, ( and people wonder why I always suggest to the VIP’s soon to arrive from Hollywood, Ritz Carlton, Toronto).

Having traveled the world, accustomed to five star luxury hotels from the time of the Aga Khan’s own foray into luxury hotels in Italy, mood in a restaurant to accompany the food of a Michelin star chef Oliver Glowig is absolute essential and TOCA did not miss a beat.

It would have been utterly foolish of me not to go for the full tasting menu and in doing so I began a journey to paradise.

Rome is one of my favorite cities, where women with strollers walk in high heel, everyone takes there time enjoying life, anywhere you go food is good, and most importantly noting you can dream has not been done in Rome already. So if you are going to Rome, then it is a good idea and I certainly suggest that you go see a chef, my friend, one of the stars of my film Oliver Glowig.

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Bowie Film On Location With Oliver Glowig TOCA Restaurant

Oliver Glowig I wore all white, with the only colour being my red Puma Ferrari shoes as Ritz Carlton’s TOCA restaurant became the location for a scene in my‘David Bowie Is Around The World’ film with 2 Michelin Star chef Oliver Glowig. The white attire to bled into the kitchen, the Ferrari shoes, as the chef is German married to an Italian so it would be safe to guess he may love Ferrari and Formula One Racing. Toronto is about to gear up, as is the Ritz Carlton for The Toronto International Film Festival, where the film directed by Ron Howard, ‘Rush’ a story of the rivalry between a German Niki Lauda and James Hunt from United Kingdom will be shown.  As the chef got busy in the kitchen it was not long before he said to me,”I saw your picture with Niki Lauda”. The chef was referring to the photo below, with Toronto International Film Festival Gala Chair and board director Warren Spitz, Niki, and the CEO of TIFF Pierce Handling.  I asked the chef  if he liked Formula One, and he did not miss a beat in telling me that he loved it, “German’s are very strong in the sport”, we both smiled.

Warren Spitz, Niki Lauda, Pierce Handling
Warren Spitz, Niki Lauda, Pierce Handling

Chef Oliver Glowig performs in the kitchen with the calmness of a Michael Schumacher, easy going personality of Sebastian Vettel, and while appearing casual, is in total control such as Niki Lauda currently the CEO of Mercedes Benz Formula One ‘Silver Arrows Team’. What more could you ask for? in the case of chef Glowig the flare of the Italian and what you get is something very spectacular.

If you are not going to make it to Rome in the near future then why not try a bit of delicious Rome in Toronto, with chef Oliver Glowig who is getting dinner ready for you in the kitchen and will be serving it up from August 22 -25, TOCA restaurant, Ritz Carlton Toronto.  Here is a teaser to entice you.

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TIFF13 – Ritz Carlton – TOCA Warms Up With A Star From Rome

IMG_9488 My friend Leonardo Temperini is the Executive Director at the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese in Rome, and it is a great spot in the eternal city.  So what a delightful surprise to find from the sterling team of the Ritz Carlton Toronto while trying to work my way through a monstrously delicious club sandwich that 2 Michelin Stars chef Oliver Glowig will be visiting their TOCA restaurant next week.

Chef Oliver Glowig, his German origin has granted him a talent for precision, dedication and accuracy and all his time spent in Italy’s Campania in addition to being married to a Nepalese wife has given him experience and passion rarely anyone who is not an Italian possesses. Rome is one of the most fascinating and beautiful cities in the world and I love it, yet I have never had the opportunity to dine at Oliver Glowig.  That is about to change.  As the days quickly race away till September 5 when the world descends upon Toronto for one of the greatest film festival in the world, The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), it is great to be able to get into the swing of things with the visit of chef Oliver Glowig.

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