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What’s trending in restaurant scenes around the world? Check out the latest in dining trends, restaurant reviews, and not-to-miss dining experiences of the moment.

To The Cheese Cave!

Cheese Caves are the New Rage at Luxury Hotels - by Parmjit Parmar I had my first encounter with a cheese plate in my early twenties while touring Provence, France with a girlfriend. We ended up...

Where To DINE Now: Amaya Restaurant

“A beautiful girl does not need a lot of make up”. Similarly, “if you have beautiful ingredients, you don’t need to do too much with them”, shares Hemant Bhagwani, mastermind behind Toronto restaurant, Amaya...

Where To DINE Now: Rally Sport Bar + Smokehouse

I am craving smoky comfort food. Southern cooking and backyard barbeque seems to be all the rage these days, and when it’s good, there is nothing better. I would drive just about anywhere...

Where To DINE Now: Pukka

What came first: the wine bar or the nouvelle Indian menu? It’s a chicken and egg kind of question. Either way, Harsh Chawla and Derek Valleau of new Toronto restaurant, Pukka, have hatched an...

Where To DINE Now: Byblos

The boys are back. Last night, Charles Kabouth (featured left) and Hanif Harji (featured below with Sara Waxman)  unveiled Byblos, their newest and most exotic Toronto restaurant.  The main floor of this heritage building...

Seductive Chilean Red

When a wine makes it into the LCBO, we take notice. Emiliana Organic Vineyards is changing our perceptions of Chilean wines. From the largest producer of organic wine in the world (750 000 cases per...

Where To DINE Now: Octagon

Where have all the steak houses gone? Sure, we can go anywhere for a steak, but for the classic “steak house” experience, only a few tried and true favourites that have dotted the Toronto...

Mezcal: Ancient Spirit

They say, “Champagne is for the rich, Fortuna Mezcal is for the wise”. Amidst growing popularity with Toronto’s mixologists, Fortuna Week arrived this past February showcasing different “Mezcal experiences” across Toronto. Reposado Bar on Ossington...

Reinventing Vegetarian

Lai Wah Heen, at Toronto’s Metropolitan Hotel, continues to raise the bar in fine Chinese dining with its newly launched vegetarian menu, created by Chinese cuisine consultant, Sam Ma and head chef, Ronny Lam. Through...

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