Dining Out

Why Exactly Is Gluten-Free So Expensive?

Miriam Pearl | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Living
Miriam Pearl

Eating out is a luxury. Eating out gluten-free is a luxury on top of a luxury! It's a real treat to go to a restaurant, but people who have celiac or allergies don't have many options where they feel eating is safe.

The Peasant Table Is Toronto's East-End Stop For Surf And Turf

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

The Peasant Table is self-described as a gastropub that specializes in Northern Italian cuisine and includes regional influences from the Adriatic Sea and Eastern Europe. The owner, Chef Boris Babic, is a veteran of Canada's culinary scene for over 20 years.

New Dining Trends And Innovations To Look Out For This Year

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

Mo thinks that the overall future of going out, will be people entertaining less at home, meeting friends at engaging places that suit their mood. They want to experience many different things in a restaurant.

Cresta Brings Italian-Californian Eats (And Wine) To Toronto

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Since opening its doors in March this year, Cresta has sought to introduce Torontonians to a new concept. Rory West, the head bartender and sommelier, informs me that Cresta is the only restaurant in the city that designs the food menu around the wine list -- not the other way around.

New In Town: Brunch At Chase Fish & Oyster

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

The Chase Fish & Oyster, the more relaxed sister of the upscale Chase fine dining spot, is the latest restaurant to throw their Sunday brunch hat in the proverbial ring. Having just debuted their menu at the end of April, I had a chance to taste a few of the menu items.

Dining At Beaumont Kitchen

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Defined as Eclectic West Coast cuisine, Chef Michael Hay elaborates on Beaumont Kitchen's food philosophy: " It is a lifestyle cuisine focused on whole ingredients and whole foods...it is very vegetable driven." Chef posits it as a place where you get a robust restaurant experience, have a meal and feel nourished.

How Dining Out Can Improve Your Community

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

Over the past few years, the terms 'organic' and 'sustainable' have become buzzwords for health. But these words go beyond a person's health. Supporting local organic food and farming can help revitalize the economy. Community-based agriculture has the potential to create jobs and develop small businesses. Encouraging locals to stay healthy is the side job.

A Speakeasy Supper At Toronto's Parcae

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Chef Danny Hassell (formerly of Buca, Bar Buca) and Chef Joseph Awad (formerly of Martin Picard's Cabane à sucre/Sugar Shack), have merged the flavours of Italy and Quebec. And if that unique pairing hasn't already piqued diners' interest, Parcae has another lure to draw in the crowds: its impeccable wine list.

How To Eat Healthy When Dining Out

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

To find out about the latest trends in dining out this season and learn more about how to make healthy choices when dining out, I spoke with Chef Andrea Carlson at Burdock and Co. Andrea shared all the latest dining sensations and healthy eating tips when going out this winter.

How Not To Get Thrown Out Of Restaurants When Dining With Kids

Lisa Orr | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Orr

Using this approach I have been fortunate to have wonderful experiences in restaurants with my family, even when things took a "turn for the worse" with my kids. Even though it is well rehearsed -- their dining etiquette is still a work in progress.

6 Signs Hidden In Your Menu

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Living

Menus are telling you a lot more than you think. In his book The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu, Dan Jurafsky reviewed thousands of me...

Take a Journey Through Vancouver's Most Delicious Dim Sum Spots

Yelp Canada | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Vancouver is well known for having phenomenal Asian food and, let's be honest, dim sum is your favourite. Come with us as we take you on a journey through Vancouver's most delicious spots to dine on dim sum.

Pairing Wine With Food Can Be Extremely Simple

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Matching the right wines with specific foods can be intimidating and unnecessarily off-putting. But it is a fact that a well-chosen wine does indeed have the ability to enhance the enjoyment of almost any dining experience.

Top Chef Tips to Get the Best Fine Dining Experience

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Always wanting to learn more about the finer things in life, I spoke with Montgomery Lau, Chef de Cuisine at MARKET by Jean-Georges in Vancouver's Shangri-La Hotel. Montgomery shared with me his top tips on how anyone can have the best fine dining experience.

How to Escape the Sodium Trap

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

So, if you are absolutely determined to escape the sodium trap, the best you can do is to stick with whole fruits and vegetables, lean, unprocessed meats, fresh seafood, beans and legumes, and unrefined whole grains.

5 "Stick To Your Ribs" Yelper Recommendations!

Wendy Peters | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada Alberta
Wendy Peters

Finger food is better the messier it gets! Ditch your manners, stock up on wet naps and prepare yourself, Calgary -- this week Yelpers are out for meaty magnificence and sharing a few of their fave spots where you can saddle up with the most flavourful ribs in town!

I'd Like my Burger Without a Side of Erotica, Please

Jeni Marinucci | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Living
Jeni Marinucci

Recently my partner and I were enjoying a sunny afternoon on a patio. The waitress leaned in and asked if I had read 50 Shades of Grey. I replied that no, I hadn't. She assumed "hadn't" meant "hadn't yet," because she went on to describe in great detail how much I would love it. If I had specifically asked "How long can I expect to wait for the chocolate soufflé and/or a mind-blowing orgasm?" then perhaps her words may have been appropriate.

Dining Out Often? Try These Tips to Maintain Your Weight

Rose Reisman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Many of us find ourselves eating out on a regular basis due to social or corporate demands, but restaurants' objectives are not to keep our weight in line. On average Americans eat out at least four times per week. Can you eat out and maintain your weight without consuming only veggies and steamed fish? Yes you can. Here is my advice.

Servers' Views On Restaurant Customers: Getting The Best Service Possible

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Living

What looks like a convivial scene is a waiter's nightmare: people at a table, chatting away, menus closed with drinks in their hands. Yet when Alex M...