4.19.2014

Cabane à Sucre Au Pied de Cochon


02.22.14
Gluttony to the max. That’s what happened at Martin Picard’s (@CabanePDC) sugar shack a couple of months ago and I’m still dreaming and drooling whenever I think about that meal. A few of my friends are gonna be eating there this evening! I hope they're mentally prepared for the feast....they won't be eating breakfast tomorrow. I think you’ll see from the photos in this post that a meal here needs to be on your bucket list.

4.14.2014

NYC! Battersby


12.29.13

I’m back in New York! Kidding, I wish. This is one the last dinner we had in New York, well Brooklyn really, before we flew back to Toronto the following afternoon. I wanted to explore a lot more of the “outer boroughs” of NYC this time around but this and Smorgasburg were the extent of that adventure. This day was supposed to be “Brooklyn/Carroll Gardens/Williamsburg” day but the timing didn’t work and the weather wasn’t cooperating either. Still, the day turned out to be a fun one and this meal turned out to be one of the highlights of the entire trip!

4.12.2014

Canoe: Taste Québec


04.02.14
Canoe’s tastings are notoriously good and this one was no exception. Right now is a special time of the year in Québec, maple syrup season! The sap is “harvested” from maple trees that have been taped, then boiled to evaporate most of the water, leaving you with this beautiful amber syrup. Canada is known for its maple syrup, but we all know that the source of our pride comes from one province, Québec. Not only do they produce almost three quarters of the maple syrup wordwide, but that’s where the tradition of making it is best preserved. Sugar shacks / sugarbushes are used not only as the site of maple syrup production, but as a gathering place for family and friends to eat and enjoy the outdoors!

3.31.2014

NYC! La Churreria



12.29.13
I have a few more NYC food adventures from December left to post—this one’s gonna be very very short. I hadn’t planned on taking my DSLR camera out at all this day for several reasons: a) it was the most food adventure-jammed day, meaning many quick stops for specific items, b) it was raining and I wanted to keep the camera out of the humidity, c) we were making some return trips to places I’d posted about in the past.

3.23.2014

The Queen and Beaver Public House


01.22.14
It’s spring! Though from the view outside my windows, it looks anything but. Toronto’s been hit with an uncharacteristically harsh winter this year. How do you deal with it? You eat hibernation-worthy food. GAINS. I’d like to think of winter as bulking season…even though I really should never be bulking. Anyways, for your next cheat meal / big dinner, I’d strongly suggest this place: The Queen and Beaver Public House (@QueenBeaverPub).
  

3.17.2014

Chantecler



02.18.14
  Two years after they’ve opened, I finally ate at Chantecler (@ChanteclerTO)! I’ve only ever heard good things about Chef/Co-owner Jonathan Poon and co-owner Jacon Wharton-Shukster’s Parkdale restaurant. Recently, their new Sunday lunch was causing quite the buzz—from the descriptions and photos I’ve seen, it’s very close to the Hong Kong-style lunch I grew up eating (and LOVING). I came here with a few friends for their “regular” à la carte menu. Read on for a short recount of our meal. Dine here once and you’ll be hooked. I know I am.

3.06.2014

Vancouver! La Taqueria


08.29.13
Here goes, final post of my Victoria/Vancouver foodventures this past summer. Torontonians readily embrace (most) food trends—baos, cupcakes, doughnuts, craft beer. That of Mexican food/tacos is no exception. It’s been going strong for a couple of years now and shows no signs of stopping. In Vancouver, this taco trend isn’t hugely hot but there is ONE spot that jumps out, La Taqueria (@LaTaqueriaYVR).