Posts Tagged ‘seasonal’

Let’s Eat Persimon® persimmons

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Geo Peck
slicing persimmons

Apparently, it’s persimmon season! I havn’t heard much about this vegetable/fruit until recently, which makes sense as they are only grown in a few different places in the world, and are all shipped to Canada. But I’m glad that they are shipped here, because it turns out they are pretty tasty, and will surely be permanently added to my rotation of veggies. Kind of like a cross between a tomato and a plum, these guys are slightly sweet and have…

Falling into The Drake Hotel’s new seasonal menu

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
Fat Girl Food Squad visits The Drake Hotel - carbonara

I’m having a hard time believing it but autumn is finally here and with that comes all the wonderful seasonal weather and foods.  Just recently, The Drake Hotel released its latest seasonal menu and if there is one thing that the Drake does damn right, it is make amazing good dinner menu.  This is all thanks in part to their amazing team of chefs in the kitchen, lead by Chef Ted Corrado.  He and his staff always seem to be able…

Boozy Little Black Book: Caramel Appletini

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Vanessa Kunderman

I hope you’re ready to ramp up your beverage making skills with some juicing equipment. The Caramel Appletini requires a juicer to get the fresh apple taste. I don’t suggest making this drink with a concentrated apple juice substitute because you’ll lose the fresh crisp flavour. The Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka is a nice warm counter to the apple’s bite, and keeps this drink on the sweeter side instead of the bitter one. And finally, for your caramel drizzle, make…

Tickets on sale for The Stop’s Night Market this week

4 Apr, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

Written by Siobhan Ozege, photos by Yuli Scheidt The Stop’s annual Night Market is nearly upon us. For those in the know, it’s one of Toronto’s most coveted and cherished food events with tickets selling out within hours every year. This year, you’re lucky to have Fat Girl Food Squad watching out for you and giving you the heads-up: tickets go on sale THIS WEEK. On Thursday May 1st for just $65 you get the double-whammy: support the amazing and important food…

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)….

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…

Meat on Meat on Meat: the official FGFS Turducken Potluck Experience

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

For those of you following FGFS, you may have come to realize that we’re all about community. The FGFS HQ is located in Toronto and lots of times, we love to just kick-back and hang together with our writers in the GTA as a big grrl gang. With the holidays coming up, many of us had families we just couldn’t get to or other circumstances that just didn’t have us partaking in the holiday season. For that, we decided to…

BIVY introduces their Parisian-style dinner menu

12 Dec, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s twice-weekly column on Toronto Is Awesome. Dundas West is changing and owner Pascal Vernhes saw that when he opened up his casual dining restaurant and cafe, BIVY. As I chatted with him briefly one cold November evening, he told me that living in the area, he noticed the lack of serious eateries in the area and felt it was time to introduce something relaxed and comfortable while presenting them good tasting food. The interior of the restaurant…

Parlour’s winter sharing bites get me off my couch and on to theirs

12 Dec, 2013  |  by FGFSadmin

Written by Leigh Van Maaren Tucked in to the basement of one of the oldest rowhouses in the neighbourhood, Parlour at Adelaide and John has turned an old basement in to something great. The actual restaurant isn’t that much bigger than your basement 1-bedroom, but the super cozy furniture and ultra-low lighting give the room a warm feeling that your basement apartment never achieved. It’s impossible not to want to curl up with a stiff drink as soon as you’ve…