Nadège Pâtisserie   It may be just over a year old but already Nadège Pâtisserie is the talk of Toronto. The clean, modern space on the east edge of Trinity Bellwoods Park is the culinary offspring of Nadège and her husband Morgan who spent 4 months transforming a photography studio into a pastry shop. 

Wine Wednesday – Fielding Estates Pinot Noir 2008

Fielding Estates Winery Pinot Noir 2008$25.15, Available from winery at Fielding Estate Winery is one of our favourite places to send friends in Niagara. Located on the Beamsville Bench, with a thrilling view of Lake Ontario, we love the cottage-like feel of the tasting room space, right down to the iconic Muskoka chairs on… 

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Spice Safar   Spice Safar, the ever-evolving eclectic café and lounge, recently launched two additional components to lure in the cosmopolitan King West crowd. A quaint patio that snakes through the adjacent alleyway and a Parisian influenced brunch menu to go with it.

Dinner at Auberge Du Pommier

The Oliver and Bonacini group is close to unveiling their expansion into the Bell Lightbox complex and the opening of two new restaurants. The opening signals a shift in duties for chef Jason Bangerter of Auberge Du Pommier (Auberge is a part of the O&B group). Having spent the last 8 years building a finely… 

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Nella Cucina   Walking into the Bathurst Street location of Nella Cucina is like walking into an Aladdin’s Cave for foodies. You will find everything you could possibly need for your kitchen and I challenge you to walk out of empty handed!

Lunching With Lauren – Kale Eatery

Kale Eatery2366 Yonge Street416-792-5253www.kaleeatery.comMonday-Friday: 11 AM – 8 PMSaturday: 11 AM – 7 PM Yonge and Eglinton is not a part of town that is on everyone’s radar, nor is it renowned as a culinary hotbed in Toronto, but it is still one of the most densely populated areas in city. With a few office… 

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Wine Wednesday – Tawse Sketches Riesling 2009

Tawse Winery Sketches of Niagara Riesling 2009$ 17.95, LCBO VINTAGES 89029, We’ve reached the so-called “dog days” of summer in Southern Ontario, with humidity pervading the air and smog hanging over us, and daily high temperatures hovering over the 30 degree mark – conditions that scream for refreshing beverages. It’s easy to run for… 

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Riesling Week – Fielding 2008

Today’s riesling comes from a winery that has won numerous awards for its wines. Located in the Beamsville bench, Fielding Estate’s 2007 Riesling won Gold at the 2008 Canadian Wine Awards and this wine is its successor. Winemaker Richie Roberts has crafted a fruit forward riesling with a friendly amount of acidity and plenty of… 

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