Bisha Hotel

Bisha Hotel

Toronto's swanky new Bisha Hotel offers an excellent excuse for enjoying the great indoors this Fall. Saying goodbye to summer is always bittersweet, but big city delights can help to ease the heartache.  Charles Khabouth's new luxury Bisha Hotel is a great…

Ruby Red Chocolate

Ruby Red Chocolate

There's a new chocolate in town:  say hello to Ruby red. 80 years after the introduction of white chocolate, Zurich-based chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut Group has unleashed a new object of lust for chocoholics.  Ruby red chocolate is naturally pink-hued,…

Canada’s Best Japanese Restaurants

Canada’s Best Japanese Restaurants

Japanese food is refined, delicate and sublimely delicious.  Here's a look at the best Japanese restaurants across Canada from our 2017 list.  At Masayoshi (No. 51), a small Japanese restaurant on Fraser St. from Tojo alumnus, chef Masayoshi Baba, C100B editor…

Taleggio Casoncelli with Cream of Corn and Sausage

Generally speaking, we envy Italy its markets. But at this time of year, there is one thing we have in abundance at ours that they almost never see: fresh sweet corn. So while Michelin-starred chef Cerea makes his signature pasta…

Planta Burger

Planta Burger

Toronto vegans may finally have a burger joint to call their own with Planta Burger. Planta Burger, the spin off to Yorkville's vegan-chic Planta, is launching in Toronto’s financial district after Labour Day.  The new gourmet food and quick service destination is…

Canada’s Best Food Emoji?

Canada’s Best Food Emoji?

Every language reflects the preoccupations of its creators. So, just as Inuktiitut has a dozen words for snow, the emoji alphabet boasts pictograms for bento boxes, rice balls, shaved ice, fishcake with swirl, oden and dango…but nothing for foie gras,…

India: The Colours (and Food) Of Rajasthan

India: The Colours (and Food) of Rajasthan

Aaaah, India!  This land of rich contrasts and endless wonders leaves visitors stunned, humbled and closer to humanity. Rajasthan is known as the “Land of Maharajas and has a glorious history and architecture from forts and palaces to timeless local villages.…

Canada’s Best Italian Restaurants

Canada’s Best Italian Restaurants

Isn't Italian the best kind of comfort food? If you're looking for love, Italian-style, start with the top five Italian restaurants across Canada from our 2017 list. At Vancouver's Savio Volpe (No. 40)  you'll find silky bagna cauda and retro garlic bread…

Justin Leboe’s Lamb Tartare

Justin Leboe’s Lamb Tartare

Justin Leboe’s cooking is smart, original, well-referenced and always fun. Vegetarian dishes are a strong point. But don’t stop there. His omnivore dishes are even more interesting. Case in point: this recipe for Lamb Tartare with Smoked Olives and Shallot…

Happy Birthday, Champagne

Happy Birthday, Champagne

Thank you, Pierre Pérignon (aka Dom) for discovering champagne on this day in 1693. According to legend, the Benedictine monk/hero was wine-making and couldn’t get rid of  pesky, unwanted bubbles.  When he tasted his accidental creation he reportedly said, “Come quickly!…

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