A 1920s party

Summer to me is quality time with food, drink and outdoors. Recently, a friend threw a 1920s themed party to celebrate summer and to welcome back his partner from her stint in France. Here are some very candid snaps. {yoogallery src=[../_content/staff/sureshdoss/1920sravine] style=[slideshow] width=[100] height=[100]}

Enoteca Sociale

1288 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON 416-534-1200www.sociale.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? 80 wines under $80 DinnerMon to Sun: 5pm to CloseReservations recommended A catch-22 for Toronto’s crowd of small, popular restaurants that don’t take reservations is that when they take our names and send us out into the neighbourhood to… 

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Delicious Stratford

www.welcometostratford.com   Throughout May and June, 15 critically celebrated restaurants in Stratford are participating in a prix fix culinary celebration. There’s still time to enjoy a lunch or dinner before theatre, so here’s a peak of what you can expect..

iYellow Wine School VQ’EH

This June, the iYellow Wine School is hosting a Saturday series of wine tasting sessions on Ontario Wines. Founder and event organizer Angela Aiello (pronounced ‘i-yellow’) is keen to share her love of wine in a socially convenient climate with Toronto wine enthusiasts. Her brainchild, iYellow Wine Club, is free to join and aims to… 

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Burger Tools

I tend to believe that good food is made great with care, technique, and the best possible ingredients and that gadgets and fancy kitchen equipment can have only a very small effect.  This adage seems like it would hold even more water when it comes to a simple dish like a hamburger.

Wine Wednesday – Grange of PEC Trumpour’s Mill Pinot Noir 2007

Grange of Prince Edward County Trompour’s Mill Pinot Noir 2007$19.95 at LCBO Vintages 122283, or from winery at www.thegrangewines.com Ah, Pinot Noir, the oft-reviled “light red” that finds itself mocked perhaps as much as it celebrated. A great Pinot Noir can dance with  spice and acidity, pairing with any number of foods, but a weak… 

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Woofstock 2010

For soccer fans, this past weekend marked the beginning of World Cup. Dog owners, however, were looking forward to this weekend for a very different reason – Woofstock, North America’s largest outdoor festival for dogs. Despite chilly conditions and impending rain, a few intrepid dogs, to the delight of many, frolicked through the fountain in Berczy… 

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