What comes to your mind when you hear about Saint Lucia? Of course the obvious would be the sunny climate, rainforest, their famous cocoa and beaches and ocean... but what about their diverse culinary profile, street food, and Top Chef finalist & fan favourite, Chef Nina Compton? We had the pleasure of getting a taste of Saint Lucia with a menu inspired by Nina's native, Saint Lucia and cocoa.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
If you haven't downloaded and started using the coolest new app for foodies called Zomato, you're missing out! I mean, even though we've been to many eateries in Toronto, there are times when we just can't decide! That's when we open our Zomato mobile app and choose options near my location that "speak" to us, whether it's part of the 'Trending This Week' or simply the closest spot to me at that point for convenience. To celebrate the launch, we're partnering with our friends at Zomato to give away a $50 gift card to your restaurant of choice on Fridays for the next 3 weeks!
Monday, November 17, 2014
Many of you may have noticed our tweet and instagram posts in September about a secret project with Aroma Espresso Bar, one of Monica's favourite lunch & coffee spots in the city! We're so excited to finally announce what it was all about with you. We went behind the scenes into one of Aroma's kitchens to see exactly how our salads and sandwiches are made back there. Also, to launch the first of many 'Behind The Scenes at Aroma" videos, we're giving away 2, $100 Gift Cards!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
With just over a month until Christmas, I'm sure everyone's planning their holiday gift lists and get togethers with friends and family - we're no exception! After visiting David's Tea's new & improved location on Queen West (they've moved a block East), I'm super inspired to recreate their tea cocktails and tea lattes using some of their festive Winter Collection teas!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Iceland has been one of the places I want to visit for a long time! Since Icelandair upgraded its service Toronto to be available year-round just last year as well as the recently launch of year-round flights from Edmonton in March, it's all I've been seeing on advertisements in the city! Even though I don't have any upcoming trips planed to go to Iceland, I'm happy to have participated in Toronto's 4-day festival, Taste of Iceland happening through November 16.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Recently named 'Best Butcher in Toronto' by Now Magazine, the Healthy Butcher just may become your go-to butcher shop for organically & locally-sourced meats as well as sustainable seafood! It's no surprise that The Healthy Butcher caters to those that 'live to eat' as they're passionate about food themselves. In fact, they're so serious, that they offer educational and fun workshops on roasting, knife skills, butchering and lots more...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The biggest food and drink event of the year is back, marking it's 20th year! We had a blast at last year's Gourmet Food & Wine Expo (read our recap here) and we're happy to giveaway 2 pairs of tickets to our amazing readers to attend this year. With hundreds of food and wine vendors, you definitely will need to wear comfortable clothing to get a taste of everything you want!
Enter to win a pair of tickets to the November 20th VIP Preview Night, valued at $90!
Monday, November 10, 2014
Last week, we were on a very interesting food tour hosted by Ontario Pork and organized flawlessly by Foodies on Foot. This #Porkalicious event took us foodies for a wild ride (on a pork party bus) around the city to 4 restaurants using Ontario Pork for some of their delicious menu items. It's an understatement to say that by the end of the tour, we were "porked-out" but it's one food tour we'll never forget!