Dining at TOCA’s Chef’s Table

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a media dinner along with several other food writers at TOCA, the Italian restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto.  The experience included a four course meal in addition to some sparkling wine… Continue Reading

Pizza and Fish at Buca Yorkville

I recently had the opportunity to have dinner at the newest Buca restaurant, Buca Osteria & Bar.  Located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto’s Yorkville area, this restaurant is different from the King Street locations.  Rather than focusing on… Continue Reading

Trinity Taverna: Contemporary Greek Dining in the Beach Area

Trinity Taverna, Greek Restaurant, Beaches, Toronto, The Beach

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to have dinner at Trinity Taverna, a modern-style Greek restaurant located in the Beach(es) area of Toronto, courtesy of Faulhaber PR.  The restaurant is located in what was formerly known as  the… Continue Reading

Rainbow Trout with Pasta and Veggies in White Wine and Butter Sauce

Rainbow trout (also known as Steelhead trout) is a beautiful, tasty North American fish related to salmon. It is found in fresh water lakes and rivers, as well as in the Pacific Ocean. Unlike its farmed counterparts, wild-caught rainbow trout… Continue Reading

The Perfect Hors d’oeuvres: Mini Crab Cakes with Aioli

During party season, we often find ourselves entertaining friends and family. That being said, we usually try to find quick, easy-to-make, attractive hors d’oeuvres to feed our hungry guests. Crab cakes, before cooking My mini crab cakes pack all the… Continue Reading

Fort Lauderdale Dining

Fort Lauderdale, Florida celebrates its centennial in 2011.  While people tend to think of beaches and the sun when it comes to visiting Florida, the city boasts over 4,000 restaurants as well as 120 night clubs such as the ones… Continue Reading

Rancho La Puerta – The Original Destination Spa

Long before health spas became trendy getaways and yoga pants were considered fashionable street wear, there was Rancho La Puerta. Founded in 1940 by Edmond and Deborah Szekely in the Mexican border town of Tecaté, “the Ranch” is the template… Continue Reading