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Don Appetit! Pure Spirits Scales New Heights

February 23, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For some years now, I’ve been visiting Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, and based on my most recent visit, I can report that the food, under new chef de cuisine Dawoon Chae, has never

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Hyatt Brand Returning to Cayman Islands

February 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise and related agreements with Pageant Beach Hotel Ltd. for the 351-room Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences. The hotel will be managed by an affiliate of Aimbridge Hospitality, one of the

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Don Appetit! Nirvana’s Soulful Indian Dishes

February 20, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Under the meticulous direction of general manager Karan Bajwa, the Northern Indian menu at Nirvana restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., continues to evolve. Exhibit A — Plump, moist and smoky tandoor-cooked drumsticks, coloured a deep red from their spicy yogurt marinade.

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Incentive Research Foundation Releases Trends Report

February 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Incentive Research Foundation has released its signature study, The IRF 2018 Trends Study. The study highlights ten key trends that will affect organizations, their products and services, and the workforce in 2018. Webinar: Wednesday, February 28, 2:00 p.m. EST. During

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Don Appetit! Black Angus on Target for April Relaunch

February 16, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Black Angus, the upscale restaurant that was a fixture in west-end Toronto for more than 50 years, is on its projected target to relaunch in April in a brand new, sleekly contemporary space two blocks west of its original location.

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Don Appetit! Modus Dishes Up Creative Italian

February 14, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Since Modus Ristorante opened in Toronto’s financial district in 2011, it’s been a lunchtime and after-work go-to spot for the power crowd. After sampling chef Brett Turnbull’s modern Italian cuisine, it’s easy to see why. One night, for example, the

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Ritz-Carlton Resort Slated for St. Kitts

February 14, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has signed a management agreement with The Liamuiga Corporation to open a Ritz-Carlton resort in St. Kitts. The property, which is expected to open in 2021, is a first on the eastern Caribbean island for

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Meliá Hotel Restaurants Earn Michelin Stars

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Restaurants at two Spanish Meliá Hotels International properties have been awarded Michelin stars for 2018. The stars highlight Meliá’s commitment to providing exceptional gastronomic experiences at their properties. Dos Cielos, located on the 24th floor of the Meliá Barcelona Sky, Barcelona,

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Hosts Global Welcomes Two New DMCs

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Nanoek Events (Spain) and EMI-DMC Italy are the latest additions to Hosts Global’s portfolio of destination management companies (DMCs). “We are thrilled to welcome the Nanoek and EMI teams to our global consortium,” said Marty MacKay, DMCP, president of Hosts

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Don Appetit! Trios Bistro’s Inspired Kitchen

February 7, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

It had been many years since I’d visited Trios Bistro, the restaurant located off the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre’s bustling lobby, so I thought I’d drop by, to see what the kitchen was up to. Under the direction of

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WestJet Expands Service to Europe

February 1, 2018 by Lori Smith

WestJet is increasing its service between Atlantic Canada and Europe, adding daily direct flights from Halifax to Paris and London, U.K., to its 2018 summer schedule. The flights, which will operate between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Charles de Gaulle

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Air Canada Dreamliner Vancouver-Delhi Service Going Year-Round

February 1, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air Canada’s current seasonal non-stop Vancouver-Delhi flights will become year-round starting June 8, 2018.  The expanded service complements the carrier’s year-round Dreamliner flights from Toronto to Delhi and Mumbai. “Customer response to our nonstop Vancouver-Delhi seasonal flights initially launched in