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Don Appetit! Peter Pan Soars

May 3, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In early 2015, Peter Pan Bistro, on Toronto’s Queen Street West, reopened with chef Noah Goldberg at the helm. The restaurant has a storied pedigree, having opened in the 1930s as Peter Pan Lunch, and in 2014, Goldberg bought the

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Canadian Chef Wins IACC Copper Skillet Competition

April 28, 2016 by Lori Smith

Barrington Graham, first cook at St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre in Toronto, bested chefs from around the world and took home the top prize in the Senior Category (+ 26 years old) at this year’s Global Copper Skillet Competition, the

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SilverBirch Adds to Executive Culinary Teams

April 26, 2016 by Lori Smith

Three new chefs—Curtis Toth, Brian McBride and Adam Brack—have joined SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts‘ award-winning executive culinary teams at the DoubleTree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina, Radisson Hotel Edmonton South and DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton respectively. “We are exceptionally

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Don Appetit! Kanpai — Taipei Meets Toronto

April 25, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

About a year ago, hospitality industry veteran Trevor Lui along with some partners launched Kanpai, in Toronto’s leafy Cabbagetown neighbourhood, dishing up Taiwanese-style snacks. Early on a Thursday night, the joint is jumping, with a boisterous birthday celebration taking up

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Don Appetit! Entice Lounge's Seasonal, Global Plates

April 11, 2016 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Earlier this year, Entice Lounge threw open its doors on downtown Toronto’s Queen Street West, near Ossington Avenue. It’s an understated yet tastefully designed bistro space — black and grey palette, plenty of hard surfaces, clustered globe light fixtures, Edison

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Culinary Capers Takes Home Top Catering Awards

April 11, 2016 by Lori Smith

Debra Lykkemark, CEO of Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events, was named Caterer of the Year at the 2016 Canadian Event Industry Awards. Lykkemark received the award at a special gala dinner, held March 31st at the Grand Luxe Event Boutique

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PHOTOS: Tourism Saskatoon Top Chef Event - Ottawa

April 5, 2016 by Lori Smith
Chef Dale MacKay demonstrates how to make tortellini

WHO: Tourism Saskatoon + Chef Dale MacKay, the winner of Top Chef Canada Season One + Christopher Cho, who has just been named one of the country’s top mixologists by Destination Canada and is MacKay’s business partner. WHAT: Saskatoon brings good eats to Ottawa: A delightful dinner

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Meet, Eat, Drink: Proof Kitchen/Lounge

March 31, 2016 by TARA WYLIE, CMP
Tara Wylie, CMP

Less than two years old and already named Best New Restaurant in Waterloo for 2015 by local voters, it’s evident why Proof Kitchen/Lounge in uptown Waterloo is an up-and-coming hot spot for the region. Housed within the new Delta Waterloo

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Don Appetit! Pure Spirits Kicks Up Its Game

March 30, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

The eating in Toronto’s Distillery District restaurants continues to get better and better. Case in point: Pure Spirits Oyster House, tucked away on Tank House Lane’s restaurant row. In the year-plus since I’ve visited Pure Spirits, the cooking, under chef

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Don Appetit! Unearthing new Indian gems at Nirvana

March 29, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

No matter how many times I visit Nirvana Indian restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., the menu continues to surprise me and offer up new and exotic culinary gems. On my most recent visit, those gems took the form of Hakka-style chili

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Don Appetit! East Thirty-Six - Small Plates' Huge Rewards

March 23, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

East Thirty-Six is a terrific addition to downtown Toronto’s dining scene. Located in the space formerly housing an oyster bar and, before that, Lucien, East Thirty-Six has operated for three years, but feels like it’s been around forever thanks to

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Don Appetit! Miku’s Sensational Sushi

March 16, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Last October, Vancouver’s Miku Japanese restaurant set up shop in the RBC building at the corner of Queens Quay and Bay Street, in Toronto’s SouthCore neighbourhood. It’s a sprawling, high-ceilinged room, all hard surfaces sporting a palette of greys and