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!”
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”
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!”
I picked up 3 gorgeous cheeses yesterday from Delaney Bay Cheese Shop in North Bay. Abondance, Délice de Bourgogne, and Roaring Forties. What a feast! Abondance is a semi-hard, unpasteurized, cow’s milk cheese that comes from Haute-Savoie in France,close to the Swiss border. The cheese has been produced since the 12th century, originally by monks.Continue reading “Abondance, Délice de Bourgogne, and Roaring Forties. What a cheese feast. Thx to Delaney Bay for recommending them.”
It’s cool stuff. Do-it-yourself barrel-aging is fun, interesting and yields very satisfying results. Not only for home, these 1 and 2 litre barrels are in a restaurant. Way to go, Brothers Beer Bistro.
It’s nice to see the talented group at CityBites are getting back into the launch party tradition to celebrate new-issues. A civilized way to do business and live a little. Good stuff. I went with our editor, Ashley, and painter Chris Bacon. Chef Michael Pataran co-hosted the event with Lo Zingaro, a cozy ristorante thatContinue reading “Super @citybites launch event @lozingaros w an enthusiastic group of supporters this past Monday”
The baroness and I are lunching at Plank Restobar. The location is beautifully set on Lake Ontario at Fishernan’s Warf. Stephanie serves us efficienty and with a genuine smile. The seafood chowder and smoked turkey sandwich with brie are perfect. The beer choices are not the usual uninaginative stuff found elsewhere (today it’s 2 StieglContinue reading “The fare moves effortlessly from spetacular to decadent at Plank Restobar, Bronte Village, Oakville.”
Chef Mark, @LaPiazzaAllegra Italian restaurant, puts thought and passion into his food creations and wine list. I’m also excited about the new wines Mark is bringing in. A tempranillo from western Spain, 2 new chianti (one is organic), a negroamaro that wins everyone’s heart who tries it, and a chilean superstar sauvignon blanc that’s madeContinue reading “Great visiting Chef Mark @LaPiazzaAllegra Italian restaurant, Hamilton. Authentic cuisine, inspired wine list.”