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Daytime decadence at Q4 Ristorante by Quattro 0

Sarah Rowland

By Sarah Rowland, 24 hours

With crispy layers of filo pastry layered with sweet mascarpone cream and tart cherries, Ciliege Filate ($9) is worth every calorie. (SUBMITTED)

With crispy layers of filo pastry layered with sweet mascarpone cream and tart cherries, Ciliege Filate ($9) is worth every calorie. (SUBMITTED)

Earlier this year, Q4 Ristorante by Quattro moved from its West 4th Avenue location to the former Feenie’s space on West Broadway.

But this change of scenery — complete with a lovely sidewalk patio — isn’t the only big news for the renowned Italian restaurant. Q4 is officially open for lunch on the weekdays and brunch on the weekends. If you’re in the mood for a lazy breakfast, Q4 is serving up decadent dishes such as lobster and avocado eggs benny ($16) and Panettone toast with Frangelico bananas and chocolate hazelnut spread ($12). I personally recommend any dish that features the chorizo in it or better yet, just order this tasty Spanish sausage straight up on the side.

If you’re not in the mood for brunch, Q4 still offers many of their signature dishes during the day as well. And really, eggs are great, but you just can’t beat tried and true house specials like the Spaghetti Q4 ($15). This classic chicken, chili, olive oil and black bean pasta dish is a symphony of tempestuous flavours that ends with a crescendo of garlic that will basically spank your taste buds right where it counts. And if you’re going to break your diet, Q4 has the dessert menu for you. The Ciliege Filate ($9), in particular, is worth every calorie — think crispy layers of filo pastry layered with sweet mascarpone cream and tart cherries. Remember, you can always hit the gym tomorrow.

 

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