Posts Tagged ‘seafood’

Kleinburg gets a steakhouse that’s well-done: XXI Chophouse

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Geo Peck
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Tucked away in the little village of Kleinburg, about an hour and half north of Toronto, XXI Chophouse is not exactly what one would expect to find in this sleepy little hamlet. From the outside, the building it’s housed in, The Doctor’s House seems like an innocent and pleasant wedding venue, but the steakhouse inside just oozes swag. In an interior of leather and marble, XXI Chophouse is impressive at first glance. Right when you walk in you can see the…

Culinary depth on the harbours of Pickering: Port Restaurant

5 May, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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Sometimes it’s hard for us Torontonians to believe but their is life outside the city limits. However when you venture outside of the city you can find great things. I know because I found beautiful Port Restaurant nestled in the stretch of Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering with noted chef Eric Wood heading up the kitchen. The space is vast with over 200 seats split into three separate dining sections (main, bar and outdoor patio) that fit into whatever dining atmosphere…

Taste of Toronto is back for 2015

4 Apr, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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It’s back everyone! Summer festival season is upon us and the food festival to top all food festivals is back and better than ever, Taste of Toronto! Touching down at Fort York on July 2-5, Taste of Toronto brings the best of the best together for three days of food tasting, pop-ups and master classes. Tasters are able to get up-close and personal with some of their favourite top chefs who are returning for 2015’s Taste of Toronto including Carl…

California Wines at Nota Bene

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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As the temperature dips and we are feeling heavy hearted about all things snow, often times I find myself California Dreamin’ of sunshine and delightfully warm beachfronts.  However, being the working girl that I am – it’s hard to fly myself out to California at a moment’s notice. Instead it’s easier to bask in the glow of all things California Wines taking over Nota Bene this month.  Chef David Lee was able to escape and was inspired by the different…

OceanWise Chowder Festival

11 Nov, 2014  |  by Melody Lamb
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Chowders are the equivalent to a warm, welcoming hug. The amount of time and care we associate to the creation of a hot bowl of chowder is the exact reason it has earned a spot on the comfort food hall of fame. This is what makes an event like the annual Chowder Chowdown seem like chefs vying for your affection as much as your vote for best chowder of the evening. (Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve made every boy…

The Chase spreads it Little Fins and flies

11 Nov, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver
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For those who love the ideals of restaurant The Chase but don’t have the time for a full sit down meal, executive chef Nigel Finley has answered your call.  Little Fin has opened up directly next door (4 Temperance Street) serving up all the seafood mix and match offerings. Opened from 11AM until 8PM with minimal seating space, Little Fin is a cute, cozy and grab & go eatery in every sense of the word.  But just because Little Fin is…

Friday Foodie Five

3 Mar, 2014  |  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. How To – Pearls 2. Sweets – Rock Candy Cupcakes 3. Little Bites – Adult Lunchables 4. Elsewhere – Holybelly, Paris 5. Sweets – Green Bark

Cafe Boulud makes home in Toronto’s Four Seasons Hotel

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

For many foodies, Daniel Boulud (New York based celebrity chef) is a commanding force in the realm of french cooking. When he decided to bring his restaurants (on the second floor and the downstairs bar) to the Four Seasons hotel chain, it would be an understatement to say those in Toronto were excited. photos by yuli scheidt Originally posted to Ama’s weekly column on Toronto Is Awesome. Cafe Boulud sits on the second floor overlooking the beautifully iconic neighbourhood that…

Luma serves up a whole lotta Group Love on Valentine’s Day

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

So for many single and couples in Toronto, Valentine’s Day comes with a bit of dread.  So much anxiety and pressure built up over a fabricated holiday to share your feelings for another.  My life partner, Simon and I decided to keep it cool this year.  We wanted to do something that we felt was relevant to both of our interests (food), relevant to both of our wallets and relevant to both of our lives (being social). That’s where the…

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)….

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