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California’s Red Obsession

Lovers of California red wines will know that the largest wine-producing state in the United States is not one to rest on its laurels. For more than 150 years and with each passing decade, winemaking across the state has evolved,…

Sky Bistro. Dinner with a View.

If you’re headed west this summer, make sure to put a visit to Sky Bistro on your itinerary. Making diners feel special since 2016, Sky Bistro is located at the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain at 7,510 feet above sea…

Swear Jar Whisky

Swear Jar

Swear Jar Whisky is a damned intriguing 6-years-old Canadian whisky. Don't be thrown off by the sweet, tangy, peppery heat, followed by notes of caramel, cinnamon ginger, and clove’s softness. Or the cute bottle. This is the real deal.  It is real, smooth,…

Clever Mocktails is a No-Booze Kick

Just because you're not drinking doesn't mean you can't drink. Make this fun recipe for the refreshing Little Ginger Kick, and you can indulge guilt-free. There's no booze - just lots of gin flavour courtesy of Clever Mocktails' non-alcoholic Gin.  Part…

Spicy Porchetta

Chef Alex Chen’s Spicy Porchetta

This is not a traditional porchetta. It’s my take. First, since anything that involves pork belly and crackling reminds me of Chinese barbecue-style crispy pork, I use that same method here to puff the skin. Second, since the belly has…

The List 2022

It’s time to celebrate!

And just like the national dining scene that we cover like no other magazine, the list has changed a lot too. We vetted a flood of applications to our judging panel and welcomed dozens of new judges on board. And…

Where the Wild things are at Fogo Island Inn

“DON’T BE AFRAID TO START OVER AGAIN.”  Someone said that. “This time you’re not starting from scratch. You’re starting from experience.” I said that — in my mind. I’m a sommelier. And I found myself, like many, with no security during the pandemic.…

Amber Bruce’s Blackburn Cocktail Recipe

THE BLACKBURN BELONGS LOOSELY TO A FAMILY OF DRINKS DESCENDED FROM THE VIEUX CARRÉ, a bold cocktail invented in New Orleans sometime in the 1930s that combined several brown spirits few would previously have thought to mix. It proved once…

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