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NEAR: L’Unità

18 Apr

So I figured I’d wait a while to try a new restaurant since I’ve been working on other resolutions. After all, I have now completed NINE of my ten resolutions and it hasn’t even been six months. Go me! But the sacrifice is my waist line (and after trying on a few pairs of shorts, I’m realizing I need an exercise resolution, not a restaurant one).

The culprit in feeding me copious amounts of delicious food this time? L’unita.

I’ve attached pictures but it was so dark in there that we literally had to crowd four candles around the food to get a decent picture.  Yes, were one of *those* diners.

After deciding to try out L’unita instead of Niagara Street Cafe (which beckoned my first twitter hater who didn’t like the fact that I wasn’t coming to Niagara Street Cafe because it was closing), I’m glad I made the choice.

I went into a detailed review of my first experience on Yelp. I’ll talk about the food on my second visit and the vibe as a whole here.  Thus, the two reviews will be mixed. Continue reading

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NEAR: Scaramouche

11 Jan

Scaramouche yellow fin tuna, eggplant caponata, fresh maltagliata pasta & coconut cream pie Photo by: Gizelle Lau

If you’re not from Toronto or not familiar with Toronto you may be thinking “What is Scaramouche?” Scaramouche is a famous restaurant that boasts some of the best skyline views and since I’d never been I put it on my Restaurant Resolutions List for 2012. Well, done and done! I liken Scaramouche to the equivalent of the Gramercy Tavern in NYC.  But One Bevenuto Place is all Toronto. Here’s the lowdown the meal I got to share with four very lovely ladies who love food and Toronto just as much as I do! This review is also on my Yelp profile. Continue reading

Top Ten Favourite Restaurants in Toronto

2 Nov

Toronto has a massive food community. I think a lot of people forget the sheer variety and volume of restaurants we have in the city. And it’s what I love about Toronto. At any time, you can pretty much get any culture or any type of food. On top of that, we’re really pushing for street food and great people like Suresh Dosh of Spotlight City have made great strides in getting gourmet street eats recognized with events like Food Truck Eats and random pop-up events since.  Lately, I’ve been challenged to do a review a day for Yelp Toronto (self-inflicted) and it got me thinking about my favourites.

I’ve been lucky to review a few restaurants in my day and have many food enthusiasts as friends. I haven’t been to every restaurant (so it’s why you might not see restaurants like Luma or Scaramouche on my list; I just haven’t been there yet), but I’ve been to more than 200 so I figure that’s a start.  This list is compiled of places where I’m compelled to go to time and again. Obviously, it’s because the food and service are really good. And the list is not in any particular order. I don’t know if I could choose a favourite! Continue reading

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