Posts Tagged ‘food photos’

Poppin’ Bottles of Fresita in the Petite and Sweet lab

4 Apr, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Just the other week, I was invited out alongside my Fat Girl Food Squad co-horts to a fun and fabulous evening hosted by Fresita and Petite & Sweet Bakery. This event was unlike any other event I had ever been to with promises of sweets, treats, some crafting and a lot of Fresita. I had never had the chance to try Fresita before and it was a pink Chilean sparkling wine that was made with hand-picked strawberries. Sound delicious? Well,…

Pukka spices up St. Clair West

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s weekly column on Toronto is Awesome. For many of us in Toronto, good Indian food is a hard thing to come by. We’re accustomed to buffet style or muddled flavours. Thankfully, Derek Valleau and Harsh Chawla (both formerly of Amaya The Indian Room) have taken on what they believe has not been filled in Toronto yet: a fine-dining Indian food spot that leaves you comforting for more. That spot is Pukka (778 St Clair Avenue West)….

Zengo’s Test Kitchen: A Melody of East & West

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Gillian Kreft

When you start thinking about fusion cuisine a few things cross your mind, but something that most of us wouldn’t think of is mixing Japanese & Mexican food, but the culinary genius that is Richard Sandoval did it, and it is amazing. Sandoval’s restaurant Zengo, recently announced its new Test Kitchen Menu combining the forces of Mexican & Japanese food. The menu rotates every few months mixing different Latin & Asian cuisines into one extraordinary melting pot of flavors. I…

Greece makes its mark on the Beaches with Trinity Taverna

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s twice-weekly column on Toronto Is Awesome. It is not often that food has brought me out to the East End, but on this cold blustery night – Yuli and I decided to make the trek to an oasis hidden within a beachfront restaurant property with promises of authentic Greek food stylings. That place was Trinity Taverna. Owned and operated by Peter Morentzos of Morentzos Restaurant Group and Danny and George Foulidis, the team has spared no…

Friday Foodie Five

12 Dec, 2013  |  by Yuli Scheidt

Every Friday we bring you our favourite foodie sights and sounds. Everything from food packaging and food inspired art, to recipes and reviews.  1. Big Bites – Cheddar Ale Soup in a Soft Pretzel Bowl 2. Kitchen Envy – Casa Brutus 3. Know-How – Homemade Herbed Sea Salt 4. Cakes – Chocolate Poppyseed Cake 5. Little Bites – Cured Salmon 

Fonda Lola: the ultimate Mexican Fiesta opens on Queen Street West

12 Dec, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

What can I say about the newest restaurant opening on Queen West, Fonda Lola? Well for starters: this is quite a bit of history packed into that resto. First things first, as I walked through the door that cold November evening, I was greeted by energetic and kind, Andres Marquez who was slinging drinks behind the bar who handed me a margarita (more on those later). From the kitchen walked out Ernesto Rodriguez and Howard Dubrowsky, the two other owners…

Winter is coming to Spin Toronto

12 Dec, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s twice-weekly column on Toronto is Awesome. When one thinks gourmet, high-end food – one does not think: ping pong club. But Executive Chef Jon Lovett has taken to changing the minds of King West ad execs and ping pong lovers with his beautifully crafted and inventive table treats specifically with his new Fall/Winter offerings. With an in-house meat and breads program, one of the dishes that Jon prides himself on is the Charcuterie Plate ($12). All…

Whippoorwill’s Simply Seasonal Fall/Winter Menu

11 Nov, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

I have been a huge fan of The Whippoorwill since moving into the Bloordale area and have been a huge advocate of their brunches. So when they told me they were going to be launching their new fall/winter menu, I jumped at the chance to help out with the event and well, indulge in their new offerings. Photos by Yuli Scheidt Everything about The Whippoorwill is so comforting: old timey photos, candlelight and a warm retro diner feel. All the…

Gourmet Food & Wine Show is Coming

11 Nov, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Next Thursday (November 14, 2013), the 2013 Gourmet Food and Wine Show kicks off for another year for an entire weekend of all things food and wine. Taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, you’ll encounter everything here from wine seminars, cheese tastings and people walking around in bacon costumes. True story. But the Gourmet Food and Wine Show is more than just a expo of all thing gourmet: it’s more of a mingling party. Down aisle one you’ll…

Lincoln MKZ Takes Boehmer Out for a Spin

11 Nov, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Paul Boehmer’s namesake Ossington restaurant, Boehmer, recently took part in the Lincoln Motor Company’s Savour the City event. The event paired classic contemporary restaurants with beautiful new Lincoln vehicles, namely the MKZ. It was the first time that Yuli and I had stepped into Boehmer and the room centred around an enormous bent-wood and crystal chandelier. The design aspects were breathtakingly fabulous and brilliant. No detail missed. In the corner is a funky lounge and the bar is long &…