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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…

Cycling Tour Vienna to Budapest

Odyssey On Two Wheels Jacob Richler tackles a challenging mix of fitness, Riesling and schnitzel on the new Butterfield & Robinson gastro-cycling tour from Vienna to Budapest MY WIFE LISA AND I have signed up for a five-day jaunt with…

A Vintage Duck Press

In 1994, in the run-up to opening Canoe-the now iconic Oliver & Bonacini restaurant on the top floor of Toronto's TD Bank Tower project designer Yabu Pushelberg had what was then a novel idea about the flatware. "They had done…

Bar Raval’s Dressed to Suppress

Of all the watering holes around the country, none evokes such ardent enthusiasm as Bar Raval. The beloved bar retains the title of Canada’s Best Bar for a second year, by a wide margin of votes from our judges. Here's…

Leisure Noise Cocktail

This fragrant rum-based libation from John Bunner, Operations Manager at Alo, Aloette, and Alobar in Toronto, is garnished with a bundle of herbs tied together with lemon peel—inspired by a bouquet garni used for flavouring stocks and stews.   Leisure Noise Cocktail…

Ostersund Is At The Centre Of Something Big

ÖSTERSUND, SWEDEN - "This is not the middle of nowhere," says chef and entrepreneur Fia Gulliksson, as we eat thin, wood oven-baked barley bread laden with fatty sheep yogourt and topped with spoonfuls of fish roe. From her candlelit kitchen…

Barcelona on a Budget

WHEN MY husband and I decided to start a family, we knew certain financial sacrifices would have to be made, but there was one pleasure we were fierce about maintaining: travel.

The Dark Side of Online Restaurant Reservations

INTRIGUE, ESPIONAGE, backstabbing: the online restaurant reservations game is more cutthroat than it might appear at first click. Earlier this year, Steven Addison, a.k.a. Jimmy Smits, a.k.a. Hans Gruber—a former OpenTable employee— was brought up on federal wire fraud charges…

The Breville Pizzaiolo Contest

Breville's new Pizzaiolo is a countertop oven that can produce an authentic Neapolitan pizza in your kitchen. In two minutes. The secret to the Pizzaiolo’s success is not just that it can reach a cooking temperature of 750 degrees F, but that…

The Singular Pleasures Of New Orleans

Upon arrival at the Ace Hotel,  I can't help but notice that the check-in desk is flanked by bars. To the left, the bar and lounge attached to its osteria, Josephine Estelle, and to the right, between desk and elevator, the…

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