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Don Appetit! Cucci Scales New Heights

April 24, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

It had been several years since I’d visited Cucci, a modern Italian restaurant in Oakville, Ont., just west of Toronto, so I paid a return visit, to see what executive chef Gordon Goss and his kitchen brigade are up to.

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Don Appetit! All Roads Lead to Compass Grill

April 21, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In early April, I ventured up to Deerhurst Resort, in Ontario’s Muskoka cottage country, and sampled Compass Grill & Bar, located off the spacious lobby. It’s a bright, high-ceilinged room whose visual centrepiece is an enormous, illustrated Muskoka tourist map

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IACC Connect 2017 Recognizes Culinary and Service Excellence

April 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) celebrated culinary and service excellence as well as a new industry partnership at its 2017 America’s Connect conference, which was held April 4-6, 2017 at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, located

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10 Ways Kelowna has Changed in the Last 10 Years

April 11, 2017 by TOURISM KELOWNA

Considering the city’s population has grown by nearly 20% in the last 10 years, it’s no wonder the lakeside city of Kelowna has changed as much as it has. A blossoming tech sector, revitalized downtown, changing infrastructure, an acclaimed university,

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Shaw Conference Centre Adds to Culinary Team

March 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

Culinary expert Thomas Trevethan has been named food & beverage director at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. In his new role, Trevathan will oversee the culinary, banquet and purchasing departments at the convention centre. Trevethan brings 15 years of international culinary

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Don Appetit! Anchor Bar Spreads its Wings

March 8, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Buffalo, New York’s Anchor Bar lays claim to having invented the Buffalo-style chicken wing, way back in 1964. Since then, the famed wing emporium has opened three Canadian locations: in Hamilton and Burlington, Ont., and, last autumn, in Toronto. Located

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Shaw Conference Centre Hires Executive Pastry Chef

March 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Jason Wang is rejoining the award-winning pastry team at Edmonton’s  Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) in the role of Executive Pastry Chef. A certified red and blue seal pastry chef, Chef Wang is a rising star who has developed his culinary talent

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byPeterandPauls Providing F&B at Hotel X

March 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Entertainment and hospitality group byPeterandPauls.com will be operating two restaurants, all event catering, room service and the Peregrine SkyBar at the 404-room Hotel X Toronto, which is scheduled to open this year on the Exhibition Place grounds. According to Hotel X

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PCMA Reports Record Attendance at Convening Leaders 2017

March 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Convening Leaders 2017 drew 4,175 delegates, making it the most successful edition of the conference ever, reports its organizer, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association). The conference was held January 9-11 at the Austin Convention Centre in Austin, Texas. In addition to

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Don Appetit! Nirvana’s Evolving Menu

February 22, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Under the watchful and experienced eye of general manager Karan Bajwa, Nirvana restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., continues to refine its a la carte menu, adding items from its catering menu — to delicious effect. A recent visit, for example, unearthed

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Don Appetit! STK Toronto's Modern Steakhouse Vibe

February 14, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

This isn’t your father’s steakhouse. It’s STK Toronto, the first Canadian location of the upscale U.S. chain, and it opened last September, occupying an 8,800-square-foot space in the former Four Seasons Hotel, in the tony Yorkville area. Gone are the

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Hyatt Plans Ski Resort in French Alps

January 31, 2017 by douloff

CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels & Resorts plans to open Hyatt Centric La Rosière, the first Hyatt Centric hotel in France and Hyatt’s first ski resort in the region, it was announced Jan. 18. The 71-room hotel is expected to open by the 2017-18