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Don Appetit! Cluny’s Modern French Charms

February 10, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

This isn’t your father’s French restaurant. It’s Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie, in Toronto’s Distillery District, and it deftly balances an upscale aesthetic with unfussy, often whimsical, charm. It’s a beautiful space that recalls an airy Paris brasserie, but in a

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The What's Making Us Happy List

February 4, 2016 by Lori Smith
What's making us happy! Smile icon (ThinkstockPhotos-491946694)

Here at Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) and IncentiveWorks (IW) we’re on a year-long mission to destress, unwind, relax, chill, stay healthy, have a life…and still get our work done! As part of this journey, I’ve asked my colleagues to share

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Don Appetit! Khazana’s Indian Delicacies

February 2, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Sanjeev Kapoor is perhaps the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine today. Chef extraordinaire, TV show host, author of best-selling cookbooks, restaurant consultant, creator of food products and culinary award winner, Kapoor sums up his culinary philosophy in four words: “Eat

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Don Appetit! Paralia’s Sophisticated Greek Plates

January 26, 2016 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In my last review of Paralia, my new fave Toronto Greek restaurant, located on the city’s east-end waterfront, I focused on the splendid Mezzelicious menu (available Thursday to Saturday and bargain-priced $8 to $10). This time, I’m focusing on non-mezzelicious

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Don Appetit! Nirvana's Consistent Excellence

January 20, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

I returned once again to Nirvana restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., for its consistently excellent northern Indian fare. Just when I thought I couldn’t find a cauliflower dish I like as much as Nirvana’s aloo gobhi (sauced in an subtly spiced

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Leadership: Ending Food Waste

December 30, 2015 by SANDRA WOOD, CMP
Sandra Wood

How many of us have a childhood memory of being told not to leave the table until we’d eaten everything on our plate? I used to take food and stuff it in my jean pockets so it would look like

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Editor's Comment: How do you mend a broken heart?

December 30, 2015 by Lori Smith
Lori Smith, Editor, Meetings + Incentive Travel Magazine

At 1:24 p.m. on Monday, October 26th, I received a text message from Alanna McQuaid, the magazine’s ebullient international business development manager. She wrote that she was having chest pains and was in the emergency department at Mississauga’s Trillium Hospital.

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Industry Insider: What I learned in 2015

December 30, 2015 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby

As I write this, 2015 is drawing to a close and 2016 is only a day away.  It seems traditional at this time of year to look back on what has occurred in the previous 12 months and see what

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Don Appetit! Mildred's Refined Comfort Food

December 30, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen confidently goes about its business in Toronto’s Liberty Village, where it has become a fixture for its weekend brunches (the blueberry pancakes are justifiably legendary). The airy, high-ceilinged room, which fills early on a late autumn evening,

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Don Appetit! Paradiso’s Pleasing Mediterranean Plates

December 29, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For more than two decades, Paradiso has been dishing up Mediterranean-inspired fare to the denizens of Oakville, Ont., the prosperous bedroom community about 45 minutes west of Toronto. (A second, newer location operates in nearby Burlington.) Augmenting the back dining

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Don Appetit! Cactus Club Cafe Takes Toronto by Storm

December 29, 2015 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In late October, Vancouver-based Cactus Club Cafe opened in Toronto’s First Canadian Place, and instantly became the go-to power lunch spot among the downtown business crowd. The chain’s 28th restaurant and its first in Eastern Canada, the multilevel Toronto location sprawls

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Don Appetit! Paralia’s Marvelous Mezzelicious Greek Tapas

December 1, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Paralia is my favourite Greek restaurant in Toronto. I’ve always enjoyed the restaurant’s upscale food, but earlier this year, Paralia hired a new chef, Oscar Kerem Akbalik, who has taken the kitchen to a whole new level. Oscar anchors his