Operanation 2017’s VIP Dinner: A Curious Meal, Indeed!

The Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) Operanation is one of my favourite events of the year – especially its VIP dinner.  Catered by 10tation Event Catering and held at the COC’s the Four Seasons Centre fo the Performing Arts, the meal… Continue Reading

Winterlicious 2014 Reservations Start January 16

Yes, tomorrow!  As usual, there will be plenty of restaurants (over 200!) to pick from.  This season, the prices are $15, 25 and 35 for lunch and $25, 35 and 45 for dinner. My husband and I will likely be… Continue Reading

Roasted Lamb Shanks, with Brown Butter Asparagus and New Potatoes, and Red Wine Sauce

Lamb is one of the most under-rated meats around. Although it suffers a bad reputation as being a fatty meat, it is actually much leaner than most people would think. An average 3-oz serving of lamb is only 176 calories,… Continue Reading

High Ceilings Give Peridot a Sense of Coziness

Located on Bloor, just east of Yonge, Peridot Resto.Lounge (above), with its high, two storey ceilings and cozy-esque ambiance is a great place to have dinner on a Friday or Saturday evening.  If you’re looking for a place that is current without being… Continue Reading

Clothing and the Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year isn’t only about food, but clothing as well.  Many people buy complete new outfits – from head to toe – just for the occassion (historically, the new year was the only time people got new clothes). … Continue Reading