Fionn MacCool’s Debuts Summer Menu!

Recently, I had the chance to preview Fionn MacCool’s summer menu, which debuted at the chain earlier this week.  Fionn MacCool’s, which is one of the four brands under Prime Pubs (others are Tir Nan Og (Kingston), D’arcy McGee’s (Ottawa… Continue Reading

Roasted Tomato, Onion and Cheddar Bread with Brie, Steak and Red Pepper Jelly

I don’t know if it’s the weather, or just my mood, but lately I’ve been in the mood for home-baked breads and rich snacking foods.  This particular recipe is actually a three-part recipe, as it includes the bread itself (which… 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

East Meets West: House of Chan Does Steak without the Pretentiousness

The Cantonese have a unique term for individuals of Chinese descent raised in a western country – jook sing (hollow bamboo) – not Chinese, but not really “western” (appearance-wise) either. That is exactly what Toronto’s House of Chan is. Though… Continue Reading

Healthier Eating with Steamed Stuff Peppers

Now that 2011 has arrived, many of us are trying to follow our New Year’s resolutions and for a great deal of people, it means living a healthier lifestyle.  One way to do this is by making less fattening meals… Continue Reading