Letter: Local restaurants need our support

I just made a reservation at Brussels Bistro to celebrate our 40th anniversary, only to find that it is closing that evening. How sad that the best restaurant in the Beach is leaving due to lack of support from the community. Dianne Williams Willow Avenue

Foodies rejoice: Beach-a-licious is here

Beach restaurateurs are adding a little extra spice to the local dining scene with the creation of Beach-a-licious, a two-week festival of food taking place in restaurants, pubs and bars along Queen Street East from March 14 to 27. The event, an initiative of the Beach Village Business Improvement Association, will promote local food and […]

What to look for in a good wine list

When dining out, wine is a great accompaniment to any meal, but deciding what to order can be stressful and intimidating. A wine list doesn’t have to read like a doctoral thesis to be good. The four key factors to what makes a list really good are compatibility, diversity, consumer friendliness and pricing. Let’s start […]

A restaurant with a difference

Wining and dining out is one of the true joys of life. What if you could combine fabulous food, great drink, a classy, appealing atmosphere in the heart of downtown Toronto and also help inspire and train young culinary and hospitality students all at the same time? Would you be game? If your answer is […]

Fine wine and dining in Scarborough

At last there is a fine dining establishment in Scarborough – West Hill Wine Bar at 4637 Kingston Rd. Serving inspired, downtown gourmet fare in the east end of the city, it’s a little gem. From the time head chef and proprietor Christopher Kanka was a lad, he wanted to cook. Now 38, with almost […]

Bottoms Up: Vegas wine & dine Italian style

Vegas has always had a strong Italian connection. The Rat Pack, led by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, had a huge influence, as did many of the Italian mobsters of yesteryear. As a result, that European flavour remained, and today Italian fare is one of the most dominant foods offered in Sin City. They cover […]