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!”

The fare moves effortlessly from spetacular to decadent at Plank Restobar, Bronte Village, Oakville.

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.”

3 Mediterranean wines to savor. Blasón del Turra tempranillo, Piccini Chianti, Cedro Chianti Rufina Organic.

Blasón del Turra tempranillo, Piccini Chianti, Cedro Chianti Rufina Organic. One word on each in order: easy-drinking, nice acidity, impressive personality. In fine restaurants. Not in LCBO. Available also to the public from Wine Lovers Agency, Woodbridge, Ontario.

Really great food & wine at Caspian Grill persian restaurant in downtown Oakville. The reviews are in. Everyone loves this place.

From the attentiveness of all the staff and Mozifian family to the wow-tasting food, fine wines, and beautiful decor, this is a winner. Wines range from Austrian to Italian to Lake Erie North Shore. Can’t wait to go back with more people. – Posted using MobyPicture.com

Le Bistrot des Clercs par Michel CHABRAN in Valence, France. 3 course Michelin meal for 22€.

The famed chef has 4 locations. This one in the old part of the city is run by Mrs. Chabran who greeted us warmly as she ensured the best wine & service. The duck with reduction, quinoa, & roast potatoes please the palate. The lively clientelle and ambience are infectious. – Posted using MobyPicture.com

Good times at Bistro Seven Seven, Alliston w Zoltan, Hugh & gals. Fine wines abound tonight. Starting with VB wines, culminating in 90 Marcoux CNDP

What a night. Best food. Best wine, ending in a Robert Parker rated 100 points. – Posted using MobyPicture.com

How excellent would lunch have to be to wow seasoned foodies? Read on.

I lunched with Maria (L) and Piedad (R) from VB winery, visiting from Spain, at Ancaster Old Mill. We agreed without a doubt that this meal wowed us. We had Lake Erie Pickerel, Rack of Lamb, and a creative Pasta with mixed vegetables. Paired beautifully with Vineland Riesling & VB Vizana Tempranillo. Super experience. –Continue reading “How excellent would lunch have to be to wow seasoned foodies? Read on.”