Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Three birds in one meal with The Original Turducken by Echelon Foods!

Turkey dinners usually come twice a year for us - Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's a torture to have to wait from January to October to eat turkey again and count down the days until this bird makes it on the dinner table once more. This year, Echelon Foods sent us a Turducken to try out. The Turducken is almost like the Lochness monster, everyone talks about it but so few have seen it. Essentially, it's a chicken, duck and a turkey - all in one.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NEWS | Spooky & Halloween-y Specials at Toronto Restaurants & Bars to check out!

Want a fun night out to celebrate the spookiest day of the year but want to avoid the clubs full of under-aged teenagers? This is for you - we've compiled 10 restaurants and bars in Toronto to check out for Halloween-themed menus, fun costume contests and more!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

REVIEW | Patois - Get a little taste of everything on the menu with The Whole Shebang!

I'm down to try any restaurant that allows you to order the entire menu and Patois' Jamaican Chinese fusion menu definitely sealed the deal. It's certainly nice to have a restaurant that's open on a Monday and takes reservation in the Dundas St. West neighbourhood.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

REVIEW | Playa Cabana on Dupont offers generous portions of delicious Mexican staples

I've been a fan of Playa Cabana's Barrio Coreano since its opening (read review here) but didn't have a chance to visit their original location on Dupont until September this year. Thank goodness that I did because I can't stop thinking about their jar of jabanero sauce and scrumptious tacos!

Friday, October 17, 2014

EVENT | Our Recap on the Delicious Food Show 2014 - what we ate, drank & loved!

The 3-day Delicious Food Show, perfect for food lovers in Toronto is back for 2014. Unlike other culinary shows that happen in the city, what I like about DFS is that it's not massive and overcrowded but has a good number of exhibitors and features an impressive list of celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations and workshops - talk about interactive! I returned this year and left with a full stomach once again.

Taco de Pollo by Milagro Cantina

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

REVIEW | Bywoods - rustic ambiance & modern mediterranean cuisine on St. Clair West

I'm not often in the St. Clair West area but every time I'm there, I wonder why I'm rarely there.  This under-rated neighbourhood is home to many delicious restaurants to be discovered, one of them being the recently visited Bywoods, a creation by Tony Cappellano of Boom breakfast chain.  This dinner-only restaurant offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu that isn't too traditional.

Friday, October 10, 2014

WORKSHOP | cooking class & family style dinner with Mama Rosa at 7 Numbers Restaurant

I've seen or heard about 7 Numbers Restaurant and its delicious authentic Italian dishes it offers for as long as I can remember.  Recently I was invited to a cooking class & dinner with the woman behind the delicious food - Rosa Marinuzzi - of course I didn't hesitate to attend.  There are two locations in Toronto: one on the Danforth and one on Eglinton ave., the restaurant I visited.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

LAUNCH | New menu & kitchen program with premium whisky at The Emmet Ray

Ever since its doors opened in December 2009 on College St., The Emmet Ray remains as comfortable and inviting as it was 5 years ago. While the atmosphere has stayed the same, they have recently launched a new menu and kitchen program which is sure to impress regulars and new diners.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

REVIEW | Sunday Brunch at Lisa Marie (Fidel Gastros) tucked away in Queen West

Located in the heart of Toronto's fashion district on Queen West lives Lisa Marie, a restaurant, snack bar, event space or in my case, a delightful brunch spot.  Created by Matt Basile, known for his popular food truck, Fidel Gastro, this quaint & welcoming eatery offers innovative and delicious menu that is sure to impress.  Recently, I made my first visit for their Sunday brunch service.

Friday, October 03, 2014

LAUNCH | Esquinas De Argento Wines now available at LCBO - a taste of Buenos Aires!

The Argentinian wine brand, Bodega Argento has launched a new pair of wines called Esquinas De Argento this month! What better way to celebrate an Argentinian wine launch than with delicious food, Argentinian graffiti artist and a steady flow of the new wines?  That's just what we did at El Almacen located in the Queen West neighbourhood.


Thursday, October 02, 2014

GIVEAWAY | Win a $25 Gift Card for Bywoods Restaurant

We had a wonderful dinner experience at Bywoods Restaurant recently and want to share it with you! Located in the quaint St. Clair West neighbourhood, the restaurant combines old world flavours in new & exciting culinary creations. We're giving away a $25 gift card to a lucky winner to indulge in the delectable dishes that we had the chance to.