Evening of Scotch at Barberian’s Steakhouse


Marc Laverdiere is Canada's own Brand Ambassador to The Macallan and Highland Park. I've had the pleasure of attending a few of his events and interviewing him a few years back, and each time I learn something new. That's rare, because whisky isn't always an interesting topic in a mixed audience, but Marc is a… 

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Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2012


At the first Chowder Chowdown in Toronto, two years ago, Martin Kouprie and his Pangaea Restaurant team walked away as the double champions. Last year, newcomer Shaun Edmonstone (Bruce Wine Bar) and Morgan Wilson (Trios) split the popular and judges' choice awards. This year another rookie entry, Richard Baksh from Earls Kitchen and Bar took… 

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Chef’s Box from Foodie Pages


It used to be that buying online and supporting local were opposite choices. Since foodiepages.ca launched in August, Canadians have had the option of doing both at the same time. The site is an online storefront for small vendors offering specialty, food-related ingredients and equipment from Sweet Ginger BBQ Sauce to a Feta Cheese Making… 

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It’s all in the Company: Air Miles & Chef Events Team up to Provide a Unique Culinary Expereince


When you think of your most cherished meals what comes to mind is likely not the food, but rather the company. Long after the last sip of wine and spoonful of dessert have faded, it's recalling the jokes, smiles and stories shared, which brings us fondly back to a particular evening at the table.

Bacardi Goes Rum $2K to Celebrate its 150th


At $120, this diminutive taste of rum is the single most expensive liquid to ever cross my lips. The aforementioned liquid gold elixir is my portion of Ron Bacardí de Maestros de Ron, Vintage, MMXII served yesterday at the Toronto media event to introduce the spirit, which celebrates the company's Sesquicentennial.

What’s On The Table 2012 Recap


I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again at some point. If you don’t know The Stop Community Food Centre, Toronto, you really should. If you love good food (make that really amazing food) and/or your community, there’s something about The Stop that you’ll love.