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Don Appetit! Concession Road’s Global French Finesse

June 24, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Brand new to Toronto’s St. Clair Avenue West’s Humewood neighbourhood, Concession Road is owned by Derek Valleau and Harsh Chawla, the team behind terrific modern Indian restaurant Pukka, half a block west of their newest venture. Helming the kitchen is executive chef Masayuki

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Don Appetit! Barsa Taberna — Small Spanish Plates, Big Creative Flavours

June 8, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF During the last year or so, Market Street, between Front Street and The Esplanade, in downtown Toronto, has developed an interesting restaurant mini-scene, offering Italian and Indian fare, along with casual seafood. Add to that list Spanish

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Green Key Global Partners with La Tablée des Chefs

June 4, 2015 by Lori Smith

Green Key Global and La Tablée des Chefs have formed a partnership with the mandate of mobilizing more hotels in the food waste cause. Green Key Global is an environmental certification body. Its flagship program, The Green Key Eco-Rating Program

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New Waterfront Event Space Opens in Vancouver

June 3, 2015 by Lori Smith
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Waterview, a 3,250-square-foot event space on the north shore of False Creek, is the latest addition to Vancouver’s selection of unique event venues. The flexible space, which underwent four months of extensive renovations prior to opening, features floor-to-ceiling windows that

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Ready, Set, Cook! MGM Resorts Announces Recipe Showdown Dates

June 3, 2015 by Lori Smith

MGM Resorts International’s Recipe Showdown is back for a second year of MasterChef-style cook-offs and culinary excitement. The second edition of the competition features more cities to compete in and an expanded playing field. This year meeting planners will not

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Don Appetit! Trump Toronto — America the Beautiful

June 3, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF Last year, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto changed culinary direction and hired Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants and INK Entertainment to overhaul and manage its restaurant, Stock. After closing for a week-long renovation, the restaurant reopened as

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Don Appetit! Villa — 10 Years Old and Going Strong

June 3, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF Hard to believe that Villa restaurant has been serving the hungry residents of west-end Toronto for 10 years. It’s a fun, casual room, centred by a large open kitchen and bar, and featuring tile floors, wall-mounted mirrors

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Don Appetit! Bindia’s Soulful Indian Flavours

May 22, 2015 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF Bindia takes its place on the eclectic restaurant row that’s sprung up on Market Street, on the west side of St. Lawrence Market, in downtown Toronto. It’s Northern Indian, but with a modern touch. Dishes are light,

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Don Appetit! Mistura’s Hearty Yet Sophisticated Plates

May 12, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Hard to believe it’s been 18 years since Mistura threw open its doors in downtown Toronto. The original collaboration between chef Massimo Capra and restaurateur Paolo Paolini, Mistura quietly goes about its business and continues to draw a loyal, well-heeled crowd. It’s easy to

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Don Appetit! Mill Street Serves Up Top-Notch Pub Fare

May 12, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF Toronto’s Distillery District is humming with restaurant activity, and one of the most charming spaces is the Beer Hall at Mill Street Brewpub, which is the newer of the two dining spaces Mill Street Brewery operates in

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Don Appetit! Il Mulino’s Irresistible Italian Plates

May 4, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF I hadn’t visited Il Mulino, on Toronto’s upscale Eglinton Avenue West, for more than eight years, so I dropped by to see what the kitchen was up to. The intimately configured room is as charming and welcoming

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Don Appetit! Puttin’ on the Ritz at Maison Boulud

May 4, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF In February, Maison Boulud, in the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, earned a four-star award from 2015 Forbes Travel Guide, one of only two Montreal restaurants (and one of only four Quebec eateries) to garner the distinction. Curious, I headed