Wine Wednesday – Henry of Pelham 2007 Reserve Chardonnay

Before you accuse me of shortsightedness for writing two Harbord-based posts in a row, know this: The Harbord House is a neighbourhood pub. It just happens to be located on a strip renowned for its culinary excellence – between Splendido, Tati, Loire and yes, the afore-mentioned Harbord Room, there is a decidedly stacked slate of… 

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Wine Wednesday – Tawse Winery Grower’s Blend Pinot Noir 2009

I’m of the opinion that a special occasion deserves a special meal (possibly two or three) and special bottle of wine. A January birthday found me looking for a truly special place to have dinner last month, and though Canoe was closed for renovations, I made a reservation for February hoping to pass it off… 

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Wine Wednesday – Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Pinot Grigio 2008

Every year, New Year’s Eve rolls around and presents discerning diners with the inevitable choice between overpriced tasting menus at the city’s hottest spots, some with drinks, some without, but all with their fair share of celebratory flair and ridiculous upcharges. This year, we opted to do something a little different with our last night… 

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Mo Cupcakes

mocupcakes.com   On Tuesday November 30th at the new, much buzzed-about coffee shop Sense Appeal, the contest to find Canada’s manliest cupcake touched down in Toronto. Running for the month of November online, the contest saw bakers, both professional and amateur, submitting pictures and descriptions on competition for online votes. The cause behind all this… 

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Wine Wednesday – Henry of Pelham 2009 Riesling

We hope you’ve all been enjoying a local wine–laden fall. With Spotlight’s 30 Days of Local Wine and with the LCBO’s Go Local campaign, we’ve been lucky to be part of some exciting events, and of course, have been drinking VQA as the days have become cooler and shorter. With the approaching winter, we’ve decided… 

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