Mira Restaurant – Bringing a taste of Peru to Toronto

If I was a betting girl, I would say that the next food trend to hit Toronto is going to be Peruvian food.  Not only have I been seeing small pop ups featuring this eclectic cuisine, but some bigger restaurants have also been hitting the scene recently.  More specifically, the trend seems to be focused…

Recreating the Gusto 101 Cavolo Nero Salad

I love making salads at home because it’s a super easy way to get vegetables into my diet and for me, a good salad with a side of protein is the perfect meal.  But who can eat the same salad every day right? Gusto 101 is one of my favourite restaurants in the city and…

Gretzky’s Restaurant Celebrates 25 Years

Since I moved downtown I’ve always lived on the same block.  I collected my list of “go to” spots in the area for my coffee or lunch which seemed to constantly change, but one landmark always remained.  Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant at the corner of Blue Jays Way and Wellington has been around for what seems like…

Top 5 Brunch Spots

I can’t decide whether it’s brunch foods or just brunch that I like more.  Lately I’ve been eating breakfast for dinner so it leads me to believe that I love the foods that make up the meal.  I definitely don’t get out to brunch as often as I’d like, although my Instagram probably makes it…

Pre-Game/Show/Concert Dining Options

Since I started this blog, one of the most popular questions I get is where to eat before a concert, a Jays/Raptors/Leafs game or a show.  Over the last few years, the dining options in the “Entertainment District” of the city have really grown.  Most recently, Union Station has upgraded its food scene to accommodate…

Infinity Mirrors: Yayoi Kusama

The most talked about event in Toronto for the last few weeks has been Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the AGO. As the only Canadian stop on the exhibition tour, you have undoubtedly seen many perplexing and mesmerizing selfies of her various “rooms” flood your social media feeds. When I heard that the exhibit…

Medellin, Colombia

In my head I know that Winter only lasts a few months, but after the haze and flurry of Christmas it feels like a lifetime before we get to have sunny warm days again.  If I can get my act together, I usually try and plan a little getaway between January and March so I…

Cook It Meal Kits

You guys know that I’ve started cooking a lot more at home.  It’s an easy way to stay healthy, save money and appreciate the joy of cooking.  Living in the city gives you so many options for take-out and dining but sometimes you just want a nice home cooked meal. In the last few years…

Do Not Disturb

When someone tells me that I will want to “order everything on the menu”, I can’t help but get a little excited about what’s in store for dinner. Do Not Disturb is appropriately (and hilariously) located inside The Beverley Hotel at Queen and John.  I’ve been to this boutique hotel for drinks on their adorable…

Superbowl Spread with Sabra

Superbowl time means one thing for me.  Indulging in saucy, spicy, cheesy, finger licking delectable food.  And the half time show of course.  I have seen some epic spreads in my time for the big game, so I figured this year would the perfect opportunity to put my own take on a crowd-pleasing menu. Lately…

Mushroom Risotto

Risotto might actually be one of my favourite foods.  Mushroom risotto to be specific.  There’s just something about the creamy, peppery, earthy flavours that makes it the perfect comfort food.  It’s no coincidence that you will find risotto in my regular dinner rotation this season especially with these sub-zero temperatures. I first tried this recipe…

La Societe

Recently, I’ve been asked a lot about what new restaurants I’ve tried and it made me realize that I haven’t blogged about an actual restaurant or meal in a really long time. Since it’s a new year I thought it might be good way to get back into the swing of things by posting an…