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It's that time of year again when our hardworking students get ready to graduate. While graduation lasts only a day the memories last forever, so give them a celebration they'll never forget with these eats and tips for a perfect Grad party.
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"It's approximately one and one half hours from Paris to Reims in good traffic." our driver says in very good English. After a 7 hour flight from Toronto to Paris' Charles de Gaulle, that was my cue t...
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If after a long winter of coddling your adorable infant, ahem, you just need -- need -- to get your champagne on, Grand Prix weekend in Montreal IS the time to finally do it. Events across the city are running from June 9-12. The actual race is June 10-12 on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
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As an executive chef at four restaurants, V-Day allows me to get playful in the kitchen. A Valentine's dinner needs to be pretty -- a visual feast as well as culinary. It should quench one kind of hunger, and hopefully replace it with another. Consider food and drink part of foreplay. It's all part of the seduction.
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Most businesses slow down around New Year's Eve, but one overflows in sales: champagne. But bubbly makers have been struggling since the recession and might be about to see sales fall further, accordi...
By the time you hit the age of approximately 25, you're well aware of which alcohols you can comfortably consume without having to call in sick to work the next day. But as anyone who's drank a glass...
With the holiday season fast approaching many are thinking about having friends and family over for a dinner party. What better way to celebrate the season than having a swanky dinner party? With the dinner party in mind, we decided to check in with Toronto's home entertaining maven, Dee Brun, a.k.a., the Cocktail Deeva to solicit her advice on throwing the ultimate party.
Dinner with wine used to be simple. With modern fusion cuisine and wines from new regions around the world, the choices -- and confusion -- are great. It helps to start with the basic principles of food and wine pairing as they still provide a basis for experimenting with new world cuisine.
The reputation of bubbly is a double edged sword. On one hand it enjoys a reputation as the celebration wine, the defining beverage in elegance and luxury. On the other, it's rarely invited to the Canada-Day long weekend party, or the must have option for the Big Game.
As glittering decorations, twinkling lights and snow-and-ice displays roll out for the holidays, sparkling wines also add warm, fuzzy -- and, of course, fizzy -- feelings to the season. Here is a quick pre-season primer on what's out there for all bubbly budgets.