Seafood bowl containing shrimp tempura, tobiko, scallops, seasoned vegetables, quail egg, rice, in hot stone bowl.

Yuzu no hana is a Japanese restaurant in the Club District created by the owner of the ever-popular Japango. The fish here is fresher and high quality than the average Toronto sushi joint and the menu includes hard to find-selections like ocean trout and real red snapper. Located in theContinue Reading

Le Colimaçon, Paris

The absolute worst thing to do when you visit Paris is plan too much. Eiffel tower, Notre Dame, L’Arc de Triomphe — stand in line for hours to experience what everybody says you have to. But you’d be committing a cardinal sin to visit Paris and not leave enough timeContinue Reading

Rows of grape trees planted at Konzelmann Vineyard

Herbert Konzelmann was in quite a predicament when he took over the reins of his great-grandfather’s German vineyard in the late 1950’s. It was around the same time that Germany’s population was in full growth and land was scarce. Unable to acquire the acreage he needed to expand, Herbert tookContinue Reading

Red wine braised lamb shank

It does not surprise me that AG Inspired Cuisine appears in OpenTable Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada. “The Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada represent the establishments where creativity, consistency, and hospitality meet at every meal, every day. The list of honourees is based on an analysis of more than 275,000Continue Reading

A mexican dish called enchiladas pachucas. Enchiladas Pachuca — slow roasted lamb, tomato & chipotle salsa, sour cream, panela (unrefined whole cane sugar), cilantro, served with a friend egg on the side.

I’m very grateful for the variety of restaurants in the Yonge Lawrence Village BIA. There are times when my gastronomic palate demands the distinct flavours of Latin American cuisine — that’s when it pays to live within walking distance of Milagro Cantina, located at 3187 Yonge Street. When Mexico City-born brothers ArturoContinue Reading

Inside one of the cellars of Ravine Vineyard

Considered one of the most historically significant farmhouses in the region, Ravine Vineyard is a grape-bearing property steeped in Canadian heritage. The farm is known to be one of the first commercial grape vineyards in the area with 500 vines planted in 1869. Proprietor Paul Harber has done an excellentContinue Reading

A dish containing Baby back ribs with grilled shrimp on a bamboo skewer.

Located at 3438 Yonge Street (between York Mills Rd. and Lawrence Avenue) Wildfire Stakehouse and Wine Bar has a passion for great food, an expansive wine list, and good service. Their dishes are prepared using fresh ingredients. The ambiance is casual to fine dining with great decor all around including cherry-redContinue Reading

A plate at La Grenouillère.

Sometimes I will travel for food — even more so when my destination is host to one of the best restaurants in the world. In the brand new book Where Chefs Eat, top chefs share their favorite places to dine in every part of the world. Nestled among the local favorites and bargain bites areContinue Reading

Venison & Beef Haché — fried egg, sweet & sour beets, sautéed spinach, horseradish & cauliflower purée.

Toronto in the winter can be universally terrible, except during Winterlicious when restaurants decide open their doors and keep us warm with affordable prix-fixe meals. Winterlicious, the 13th annual mid-winter culinary feast, which kicked off January 30 and comes to an end today. From $18 lunches to $45 dinners (and otherContinue Reading

A plate of jerk chicken with rice and peas.

Ritz Caribbean Food at 211 Yonge Street could be easily classified as a quick-service eatery. You basically order your food at the counter and pay the cashier. But what Ritz Caribbean lacks in aesthetics and charm it makes up in taste. This restaurant makes the best jerk chicken and other Jamaican food IContinue Reading