The jewel in a mixed crown was Soupe et Cie, where a gushing grande dame "d'une certaine age" held giggling court over two rooms around an open kitchen on a cool foodie street reminiscent of the hipper parts of San Francisco, and as excited by her beautiful staff as she is about her energetic and original menu.
If nothing had prepared me for Newfoundland then nothing could prepare anyone for Raymond's, a very refined restaurant in a handsome old high-ceilinged building (I think probably a former bank) which is not just the best restaurant in St John's but is probably one of the best restaurants in the world.
For the last few weeks I have been travelling around Canada and the United States, dipping into cities I like the look of and eating in as many restaurants as I can and then deciding upon one, and only one, that will get my review - my supposed 'Million Dollar Review' - here in the Huffington Post and on television in my new show on W Network, "Million Dollar Critic."
The current state of TV cooking competitions is like a buffet: there's ample variety, and more than enough to consume in one go, but stick around too long and your options all start to look the same....
TORONTO - Eating a hotdog with Mayor Rob Ford was just one of British restaurant critic Giles Coren's foodie experiences during a visit to Toronto.Another was noshing on crickets.While in the city to...