Restaurants

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Top Tips for Taste of Toronto 2016

  I attended the Friday evening session of the 2016 Taste of Toronto restaurant festival last night. The festival is in its 3rd year so, when compared to its well established sister events in cities such as London, it’s still in its infancy. However, with 15 restaurants and 40+ exhibitors showcasing their culinary delights, we thoroughly enjoyed the variety…

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Ticket Giveaway to Taste of Toronto (June 23 to 26)!

Taste of Toronto and The Inspired Hostess want to treat you and a guest to an afternoon or evening session at Toronto’s Tastiest Restaurant Festival! Taste of Toronto is at Garrison Common at Fort York (250 Fort York Blvd.) in Toronto and runs from June 23 to 26, 2016. See contest entry details and rules below! PRIZE: I’m giving away 3 pairs of entry tickets! Entry tickets do not include…

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Barque’s Candied Bacon Recipe

Last December, we hired Barque to cater our New Year’s Eve afternoon party. Barque’s pork sliders were particularly tasty and featured pickled kohlrabi, hickory sticks, pommery mayo and candied bacon. When speaking with Erin, Barque’s Catering Manager, about the fantastic slider condiments, the topic of their yummy candied bacon recipe came up. Erin mentioned that the candied bacon…

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London: Duck & Rice

Earlier this year, we celebrated our friend’s 40th birthday at the newly opened Duck & Rice in London. Conceived by the Michelin star restaurateur, Alan Yau, as a “Chinese gastropub”, Duck & Rice’s menu offers classic Cantonese fare in an upscale and trendy pub setting. Having previously dined at Hakkasan and Yauatcha, two other brainchild restaurants of Alan Yau…

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Opening of McEwan at TD Centre

I’ve worked in the Financial District in Toronto for over 10 years and, in those 10+ years, I’ve seen a steady improvement in the variety of lunch and dinner options in the area. After living in London, UK for a few years and being exposed to the incredible variety of prepared meals, I always thought that…

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Bouley Restaurant Shares its Bon Fizzique Cocktail Recipe

Bouley’s offering of alcoholic and non-alcoholic artisinal cocktails is impressive. When I recently dined at the Michelin-starred restaurant, I ordered the non-alcoholic version of the Bon Fizzique. The combination of ginger and pineapple was incredibly refreshing. It’s a great recipe for a summer party or event. Bouley was kind enough to share their cocktail recipes…