Crush Wine Bar
Dec15

Crush Wine Bar

Crush is located in a century-old brick-and-beam building in Toronto’s King Street West neighborhood. It’s a modern British-style restaurant recently acquired by Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Vintage Hotels. Given the neighborhood, the crowd is predictably business suits and designer jeans; but the atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. The wine list features more than 150 wines, 50 of them from Ontario. “Our wine...

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CHEZ LEVEQUE
Dec15

CHEZ LEVEQUE

For 40 years, from sunrise until late at night, people have enjoyed Chez Leveque. This gastronomic crossroads with the look of a Parisian brasserie excels in French classics reinvented. And to celebrate in grand style, this institution invites you to feast on a special exclusive menu! Via a selective and refined menu of offerings such as crab cake ravioli, filet mignon Rossini, and salmon fillet with sorrel, even the most demanding...

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L’express
Dec08

L’express

A culinary public service THE RESTAURANT, L’EXPRESS FIRST OPENED ITS DOORS ON DECEMBER 19, 1980 AND HAS HARDLY CLOSES THEM SINCE. ONLY ON BRIEF RESPITE PER YEAR: ON CHRISTMAS DAY. L’Express, open daily from 8 a.m., is still serving its clientele at 3 a.m., a rarity on the Montréal restaurant scene. But access day and night is only one element of the success of this Montréal institution. L’Express knows and caters to the tastes of it’s...

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Five brunches… Five styles in Montreal
Dec08

Five brunches… Five styles in Montreal

Who doesn’t know where brunch originated? We love this concept, created by our neighbours to the south, especially for its relaxed pace, perfect for lazy Sundays and informal get-togethers among family or friends. Here’s a menu for a day of rest that is both pleasant and delicious. Perfectly friendly LE CARTET106, McGill, (corner Wellington), Montreal Tel. : 514 871-8887 Local products and healthy cuisine are the house specialty at Le...

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The Tapas Revolution
Dec02

The Tapas Revolution

Chefs worldwide have been adopting and adapting the Spanish concept of assorted appetizer-sized tidbits. Potential wine pairings are virtually limitless, as is the thrill of discovery.  Tapping into the tapas trend, menus around the world have become a mix-and-match affair, and so have food-wine pairings. Ferran Adrià didn’t hesitate to pull the plug on his restaurant El Bulli at the height of its global fame. He and his brother...

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El Celler de Can Roca
Nov30

El Celler de Can Roca

GIRONA, SPAIN When is the last time you had Thai delivery—an hour ago? Now, when is the last time you had life-changing food? We’re talking a meal that blurs all notion of time and space, sends the eyeballs back into their cavities and evokes distant reference points for great ness, like mom’s apple pie. Never? It’s time to book a table at El Celler de Can Roca. There, you can feast on crackling Iberian suckling pig...

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