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La Cité Du Vin

La Cité du Vin is for Wine Lovers

Little kids have Disneyland. Teenagers and millennials have their parents’ empty houses. What do the grown-ups have? La Cité du Vin: the new mecca for wine lovers. An adult theme park for oenophiles, La Cité du Vin is being heralded as the…

Chef Michael Hunter

Chef Michael Hunter

Chef Michael Hunter’s Antler Kitchen & Bar is a showcase for wild Canadiana. Its walls are decorated with mounted deer antlers and photographs of maple trees tapped with syrup and morels ripe for plucking. And just in case that messaging…



Did you know that Canada wastes roughly $31 billion worth of food from farm to consumer every year?  Flashfood is a new app that might help turn that around. It's hard not to be infuriated by the shocking stats about food…

Taste Of Toronto

Global Taste

Heidi Ladell is Senior Vice President, Head of Culinary, for IMG – which owns and operates Taste festivals around the world. Currently,  the annual event that is Taste takes place in 20 cities, including London, UK, where it originated, and…


C100B Interview: Miku’s Kazuya Matsuoka

Miku Toronto opened in late 2015 and ever since – like its Vancouver precursor - has thrived on the burgeoning popularity of its specialty of aburi sushi, a blowtorch-singed version of the more familiar nigiri sushi. In the run-up to…

Chuck Hughes

C100B Interview: Chuck Hughes

Chef Chuck Hughes is co-owner of the Montreal restaurants Garde Manger and Le Bremner, a best-selling cookbook author and Food Network star. When Canada’s 100 Best caught up with the Iron Chef winner and Chopped Canada judge Chuck Hughes, he…

Vegan Butcher

Have You Heard the One About the Vegan Butcher?

Has the vegan butcher moment officially arrived? Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. Donald Trump and liberality. Vegans and butchers.  What do these things have in common? All have been irreconcilable foes - until now.  The Herbivorous Butcher started a trend…

Massimo Bottura

Massimo Bottura Takes World’s Best Restaurant Crown

Sincerest congratulations to the incomparable Massimo Bottura. His Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, was anointed last night as the best restaurant in the world at the New York release party for Restaurant Magazine’s annual list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.…

World Gin Day

A Gin Cocktail That Tastes Like Rhubarb Pie

May we suggest you honour World Gin Day with The Locavore? According to Nick Baldassare, Beverage Manager of Nota Bene, the warm spices, and bitterness from the Capo Capo complement the fresh rhubarb and give the cocktail a feeling akin…


Magic Mushrooms: MushLume Lighting Collection

Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe’s pretty MushLume lamp is made from biodegradable mushroom material. The MushLume lighting collection is grown, not manufactured, from mushrooms:  mushroom mycelium to be specific.  When combined with agricultural byproducts, she creates a beautiful organic, sustainable and…

Taste Of Italy

Taste of Italy

Italian Wines were the big draw last week at Taste of Italy's Tre Bicchieri Wine Tasting. The enthusiastic and good looking crowd savoured the 100+ wines with the coveted Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso, Italy’s most influential wine guide.…

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo Makes Us Hungry

The epitome of a good year: superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Champions League with Real Madrid and been named the world's highest-paid athlete in the world as well. Forbes estimates that Portugal captain Ronaldo, who will be one…

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