Fraticelli’s Richmond Hill, authentic Italian grill. Great experience in food, service and wines!

PHOTOS: 1. Wine Cellar, 2, 3. Dining area, 4. Kitchen, 5. Exterior, 6. Patio, 7. Piano lounge, 8. Grilled Calamari, 9 – 11. Our pizzas and pasta. Updated September 25, 2017 Fraticelli’s is housed in an attractive building in Richmond Hill, near Buttonville airport. You can dine inside or enjoy the inviting patio in season. ThisContinue reading “Fraticelli’s Richmond Hill, authentic Italian grill. Great experience in food, service and wines!”

Fourways Restaurant, Bermuda

Fancy dining with top notch wines. The baroness and I are dining at Fourways in Paget. History is in the walls. The original building dates back to 1727. Executive Chef, Tommy Poh is considered to be one of the very best in Bermuda. And the wine list is the best in Bermuda, especially if youContinue reading “Fourways Restaurant, Bermuda”

Tempest Bistro, St. George, Bermuda wows us with a top notch wine list & superb dining. Recommended!

The baroness and I are starting our Bermuda visit in St. George’s. There are a number of dining experiences we want to try. Tempest on Water Street is at the top of our list. The venue has nice exposed brick inside. The overall visual impression is bright and cheerful. It’s right on the water, soContinue reading “Tempest Bistro, St. George, Bermuda wows us with a top notch wine list & superb dining. Recommended!”

Wine pairings at The Briars Resort tonight. Fall discoveries…

The following pairings went over big tonight with 55 dinner guests Roasted Tomato Soup – WINE: ANGELS GATE RIESLING SÜSS RESERVE (WHITE, NIAGARA) Caesar Salad – WINE: BOUTARI MOSCHOFILERO (WHITE, GREECE) Roast Beef Tenderloin – WINE: SOUTHBROOK CAB FRANC (RED, NIAGARA) Briars Crème Brulee – WINE: VIEWPOINTE BIG BLUFF (RED, ESSEX PELEE ISLAND COAST) TheContinue reading “Wine pairings at The Briars Resort tonight. Fall discoveries…”

Paris restaurant wows us. Outstanding French Cuisine.

Drouant Remember the name. There are great restaurants in Paris and not so great. Drouant is great! When in Paris, be sure to dine here  www.drouant.com This historic Parisian restaurant was founded in 1880, and has been the recipient of the famous Goncourt and Renaudot prizes since 1914. Antoine Westermann became owner and chef in 2006. TheContinue reading “Paris restaurant wows us. Outstanding French Cuisine.”

Fantastic wine & BBQ pairings @briarsresort last night. Good times on Lake Simcoe

Passing the mike to Proprietor Hugh Sibbald. I’d just described the latest wine and food pairing, and then Hugh told one of his many informative, historical, and humorous stories of the evening. We featured Viewpointe pinot grigio barrel fermented chardonnay, big bluff red wine blends, and auxerrois. The grilled salmon, halibut, Ontario lamb, and otherContinue reading “Fantastic wine & BBQ pairings @briarsresort last night. Good times on Lake Simcoe”

Wonderful post-wedding dinner at Tucker’s Point in Bermuda. Here’s the traditional Bermuda wedding cakes they made for our wedding party.

          Tucker’s Point is the pinnacle of dining, spa and places to stay in Bermuda. See http://tuckerspoint.com for more.