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Spicy Baked Eggs

You have to start this the day before, but it’s so easy that there is no exact recipe. Make the tomato sauce as spicy as you like, but the eggs must be nice and soft and jiggly. It’s so simple,…

Toqué’s New Siblings

BEAU MONT, the keenly anticipated new restaurant from chef Normand Laprise and his long-time business partner Christine Lamarche, opens on Beaumont Avenue and Acadie in Montreal’s Park Extension. The 80-seat restaurant has austere industrial finishes (stone floor, grey stone bar,…

The High Cost of Veganism

Not so long ago, vegans were made to feel unwelcome in most restaurants, where more often than not vegetables served only as a platform for a plate of bloody protein. Nowadays, a dish of manipulated vegetables has a place of…

A new way of (not) listing restaurants

DO NOT try to tell Joe Warwick that his new baby, The World Restaurant Awards (WRAs), which he co-founded with legendary Franco-Italian writer Andrea Petrini, is a list. “It is not a list,“ insists Warwick, a veteran in the world…

Simon Blackwell’s Blackbird Baking Co. Flies Higher

It's been eight years since Simon Blackwell’s crispy baguettes and slow-fermented sourdough hit the Toronto scene, sending bread aficionados into paroxysms of pleasure. And quite rightly so. Blackwell is obsessed with quality. His naturally leavened and hand-shaped breads are carried…

G Adventures Local Living

The world is your oyster. This saying, and G Adventures Local Living tours,  perfectly combines two of life's greatest pleasures:  travel and food. If you feel that way too, then G Adventures Local Living tours might be your cup of tea…

Savage – World Class

On the Shoulders of Giants was just one of eleven original cocktails Jeff Savage created for the three-day Diageo World Class Canada national finals in Whistler, BC last week. And now he stands among those giants after winning World Class…

The Oyster Companion

For oyster freaks, this photo-rich book is indispensable... Not surprising given that its author, Patrick (“Shucker Paddy”) McMurray, is himself a globe-trotting master of the mollusc. Owner of Toronto’s (recently closed) oyster-friendly Céilí Cottage, he holds the Guinness World Records…

Cayman Island: Come for the Beach. Stay for the Ceviche.

The Cayman Islands' Gastronomy scene continues to thrive with award-winning chefs serving up innovative menu items, weekly and annual culinary events and hyper exclusive dining experiences. With a record-breaking number of visits to the Cayman Islands in 2018—over 2.3 million…

Emilia-Romagna In One Stop And A Few Glasses

It is possible to get the best of the Italian table on a one-stop visit. You just have to go to Emilia-Romagna. It's ground zero for Parmigiano, balsamic vinegar, pretty much all our favourite Italian charcuterie-prosciutto, culatello, mortadella, cotechino, etc.…

Canada's Best Bars

Canada’s Best Bars 2019

When reading through the list of Canada's Best Bars 2019 you might notice a curious prevalence of speakeasies - cozy haunts hidden down narrow passageways that require passwords for entry. The team at Canada's Best Bars assures you that there are…

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