Thursday, November 20, 2014

EVENT | A taste of Saint Lucia with Chef Nina Compton has us dreaming about a getaway to the tropical island!

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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GIVEAWAY | For 3 weeks, ZOMATO treats you with a $50 gift card to your fave restaurant!

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!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

LAUNCH | Tea Lattes and Tea Cocktails using David's Teas Winter Collection

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

EVENT | Get a Taste of Icelandic Cuisine with 'An Evening In Iceland' at Luma November 16!

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

WORKSHOP | Sausage Making Class at The Healthy Butcher on Eglinton!

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

GIVEAWAY | Win a pair of tickets to the VIP Night of Gourmet Food & Wine Expo!

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

EVENT | A porkalicious Ontario Pork Food Tour with Foodies On Foot!

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!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

REVIEW | Valdez Restaurant - Celebrating the launch of #ZomatoToronto with Latino street food

Do you love sharing restaurant reviews, food photos and exploring the growing food culture in Toronto? If you said yes to any of those things,  Zomato is an app your should have on your mobile! Read our post about what Zomato is & how it works hereZomato Toronto officially launched on October 21st, so we had dinner at Valdez for some Latino street food to celebrate! 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

EVENT | Healthy Planet launches 2 new hearty soups: Kawartha Chicken Noodle & Thai Chicken Soup

We're sad to finally admit it but winter is fast approaching and that usually means soup consumption for us is at an all time high. Lucky for us, Happy Planet has just introduced two new soups: the Kawartha Chicken Noodle Soup and Thai Chicken Soup.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

REVIEW | Get ready to pig out at Pig Out BBQ, the newest BBQ joint in The Annex

Patio season is sadly over with the weather getting colder everyday but that doesn't mean you can't have your BBQ ribs! Pig Out BBQ, a popular BBQ joint offering affordable and delicious BBQ ribs, wings, briskets and more. Lucky for us Torontonians, they just opened a new location on Spadina Ave. at Harbord St.!