We're deep in the heart of winter. When my friend Catherine let me know about a new scotch tasting series happening at The Caledonian, I knew it would be just what the doctor ordered. Whisky's medicinal, right?
When the folks at Louise Prete Fine Foods hand-delivered a jar of their Sugo Pomodoro e Basilico (that's tomato and basil sauce to you and me) to my office, I was very interested to try it. I knew nothing of the company, but had been connected with them through my pal Mary Luz Mejia. It was something I wanted to share with friends and tonight I had the opportunity to do just that.
There's a new Asian spot in Toronto. Brought to you by industry veteran Sang Kim, Yakitori Bar in Baldwin Village has a lot to offer, along with it's take-out side, Seoul Food. Can I tell you, I've been waiting for someone to open a Korean spot called Seoul Food since the mid-90's!
This week, I made my first visit to the Fairmount Royal York Hotel, as a guest of Ocean Wise for their third annual Chowder Chowdown - Toronto Edition. Twelve local chefs brought their seafood a-game, using sustainable fish dishes to be judged by the public and by a panel of expert judges.