Cocktails at Spice Safar

It’s no secret that I love the Spice Safar space. I spend a great deal of time each week in meetings and I love the quietness there compared to the hustle and bustle of Dark Horse. It can be described as a boutique patisserie. There’s the usual range of caffeinated beverages available during the day,… 

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44 Wines From One Unforgettable Place

On Wednesday, May 26th, we attended an event hosted by the iYellow Wine Club at the Toronto Board of Trade called “44 Wines from One Unforgettable Place”. This event saw winemakers from the Niagara-on-the-Lake region pouring some new releases and recent favourites, alongside a selection of canapés from Olivier and Bonacini. Here were some of… 

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Brewer’s Plate 2010

www.brewersplatetoronto.org   The third annual Brewers Plate took place at Hart House this year, presenting itself as a ‘local, sustainable spring feast.’ With sponsorship support from Green Enterprise Ontario, Green Belt and Local Food Plus, the effort to provide event attendees with fresh, local tasting dishes and local beers brought in some of Toronto’s most… 

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Breaded Goat Cheese

Breaded cheese gives the impression, I think, of being stodgy, unhealthy, and anachronistic.  This goat cheese spin on the traditional is none of the three. Goat cheese is healthy, at least according to those who market it and I do know people who are lactose intolerant but can better deal with goat cheese.  There is… 

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Wine Wednesday – Black Prince Cabernet Franc Terroir Elite 2008

Black Prince Cabernet Franc Terroir Elite 2008$29.75, order from winery at www.blackprincewinery.com The Black Prince Cabernet Franc and I have been having a sordid affair for about a year. It started at the 2009 Sip and Savour event held in conjunction with the Ontario Wine Awards, where, in fact, my husband introduced him to me…. 

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Tweetup at Frida Restaurant

Last night, Frida Restaurant hosted a Tweet up to meet and feed some of their twitter followers (and anyone in the twitterverse really). The result, about 20 or so foodies that were taken through a 3 course tasting menu, including some surprises. Clean ingredients and flavours representing authentic mexican flavours. Some photos! {yoogallery src=[../_content/staff/sureshdoss/fridatweetup] style=[slideshow]… 

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Stadtlander In The City

The 2010 Salut Wine and Food festival came to a close last Saturday night with a dinner at the Wychwood Art Barns space. The Dinner, Presented by Visa Infinite, hosted by James Chatto, was a rare opportunity to dine under the helm of culinary mastodon Michael Stadtlander (Eigensinn Farm, Haisai). Stadtlander was coerced into cooking… 

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