canada's 100 best

canada’s 100 best restaurants…and the winner is…

Well, actually we won’t know which establishment the #1 restaurant in Canada is for 2019 until tomorrow (April 15). This will be the fifth year of competition. It has garnered increasing notoriety and importance to both the foodie consumer community…

the counter at ten restaurant in toronto

the perfect ten: julian bentivegna’s new restaurant

“I take my cooking seriously, but never myself”.  My first thought as I started chatting with chef Julian Bentivegna was Wow! am I an under achiever. My second thought was Wow! can he cook. Julian has just opened his  first…

the last box before the bottle of port

the wonderful world of vintage port

The most beautiful bottle I’ve never heard of arrived in the most beautiful box. A Christmas gift.  (Thank you John). A Tappit Hen.  Any idea? I had none. But I do know what’s inside it! Vintage Port. 1977. Yum! Tappit…

Pacific Ling Cod ribs

the new kid you need to know: quinton bennett

Hawksworth Restaurant has long been of my favorites. It is my go-to in Vancouver when I want a white table cloth meal. They don’t actually have table clothes, but you know what I mean….top notch service, great wine list and…

the entrance to the saratoga hotel

my favourite things: HAVANA

 Hop in a ragtop, turn up the music and party like its 1959. Havana is the place to be. Classic candy-coloured cars still ply the streets but the awful restaurants and dodgy hotels of old are rapidly being replaced. The…

venice by benjamin dickerhof

my favourite things: VENICE

Ah VENICE! Beyond crowded in summer, damp and foggy in winter, yet somehow always totally enchanting. A city packed with art, history, culture and the most incredible amount of tourist tat. Truman Capote said “Venice is like eating an entire…