Millie’s Spotlight Holiday Gift Guide

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This year I’m planning to stay at the top of the “Nice List”. To help me along the way I’m focusing on giving gifts that keep on giving. My holiday gift guide suggestions are good for your body, your loved ones and give back to our community. Let those holiday tunes play in the background… 

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GwaiLo invASIAN popup dinner

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It's always notable when tickets fly out the door as if it were the reunion concert by The Stone Roses. And despite there being pop-ups aplenty around Toronto these days, in less than an hour, every seat at the invASIAN event was spoken for.

David’s Spotlight Holiday Gift Guide

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At this time of year, with a "Nice List" as long as your arm, it can be tough to come up with gift ideas that thoughtfully match everyone's personality. By setting out this gift guide I hope to point you in the direction of ideas that will at least be practical and see regular use.

Dining for Discoveries – Mark McEwan and Sunnybrook Hospital join forces

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The role of the chef has undergone a significant change in recent years. Perhaps thanks to the advent and proliferation of food television — to name just one zeitgeist shifting force — the chef as public figure dynamic has, for better (countless charitable events food policy influences), or worse (insert insufferable television hosts here), become a mainstay of the culinary conversation.

Mywineshop.ca – Full Details

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Last night the Wine Council of Ontario formally introduced Mywineshop.ca and the details behind the campaign. Since its soft launch about a month ago, over a thousand people have shown their support by creating and sharing the dream wine shop they'd build if it was legal.

Ontario’s Wine Culture Revolution Continues with Mywineshop.ca

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If you're passionate about wine you probably have a cellar filled with prized bottles like the Grower Champagne you discovered in that Paris bistro or that limited edition magnum of Pinot Noir from that a Prince Edward County winery.

Rising Star Chefs at GB Chefs’ House, with Doug Penfold

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George Brown College's The Chefs' House recently launched another season of their Rising Star Chef Dinner Series. Once a month, the cooking talent of an emerging, local chef is showcased in a four-course, wine-accompanied meal. Recently, Cava Restaurant's Doug Penfold hosted an evening.

Forty Creek: Where Passion & Winemaking Meet to Craft Great Whisky

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Forty Creek Distillery has deep roots in winemaking, with a passion for whisky. Recently I had the pleasure of doing a private tour of the distillery that included a tasting of the full product line.