Meetings Canada

Tag
Don Appetit

Opinion

Don Appetit! Tabriz — Persian Food Fit for a King

October 18, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Open a little more than three months, Tabriz Persian Cookhouse, in downtown Toronto, dishes up traditional, authentic dishes prepared with uncommon refinement. It’s homestyle food fit for a king. Case in point: A silky dip made from garlic and ground

Opinion

Don Appetit! Victor’s Marvelous Makeover

September 12, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In September, Victor restaurant, nestled in Le Germain boutique hotel, tucked away on Mercer Street, in Toronto’s Entertainment District, unveiled an extensive makeover to its space and menu. Reimagined by Toronto’s DesignAgency, Victor is a modern interpretation of the classic

Opinion

Don Appetit! The Flour Mill’s Delicious Niagara Inspired Plates

September 11, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Tucked away in the Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel, in Niagara Falls, Ont., the Flour Mill Scratch Kitchen, under the direction of Diego Pasi, turns the region’s natural farmland bounty into gastronomic treasures. In chef’s hands, for example, Niagara’s peerless

Opinion

Don Appetit! Paramount’s Middle Eastern Feast

September 7, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Paramount Fine Foods launched as a single location in Mississauga, Ont., and is now the fastest-growing Middle Eastern food chain in Canada. It’s easy to see why, since Paramount dishes up top-notch Middle Eastern fare at very reasonable prices. Paramount’s

Opinion

Don Appetit! Katsura’s Japanese Delights

August 25, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For years, Katsura, in North Toronto’s Westin Prince hotel, has quietly gone about its business, turning out refined Japanese fare for locals and hotel guests alike. The room exudes elegant calm. Throughout, lighting is soft; colours are understated, favouring beige,

Opinion

Don Appetit! Peller Estates’ Sophisticated Pleasures

August 16, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

It had been three years since I’d visited Peller Estates Winery, in Niagara region, so I ventured out to see what the kitchen is up to these days. Plenty, as it turns out. Blessed with Niagara’s natural bounty right at

Opinion

Don Appetit! Barsa’s Contemporary Spanish Delights

August 14, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Nestled below street level, on Market Street, in downtown Toronto, Barsa Taberna is a deeply inviting space that takes full advantage of its 19th century heritage building’s exposed-stone walls and low, wood-beamed ceiling. Outfitted with Edison bulbs, Abstract Expressionist paintings

Opinion

Don Appetit! Mayura’s Inspired Indian Dining

August 8, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Celebrity chef Ranveer Brar has opened Mayura, a sleek and sophisticated Indian restaurant in Brampton, Ont., just west of Toronto. A mainstay on cooking shows in his native India, Ranveer has also put his stamp on highly regarded restaurants in

Opinion

Don Appetit! Ji’s Playful, Indian-Inflected Comfort Food

August 3, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Ji restaurant is a welcome addition to Toronto’s Indian food scene. Run by the team behind Pukka, a charming Indian restaurant a stone’s throw away on St. Clair Avenue West, Ji occupies the space formerly occupied by Concession Road, launched

Opinion

Don Appetit! King Taps — Eat. Drink. Repeat.

July 25, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Open a little more than a month, in First Canadian Place office tower in Toronto’s downtown banking core, King Taps is a huge hit, right out of the box. Early on a mid-week night, the two-level, 450-seat sports bar throbs

Opinion

Don Appetit! Maison Fou’s Creative French Flair

July 16, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Maison Fou is a welcome addition to Toronto’s Bloor/Runnymede dining scene. The restaurant launched last November in the space previously occupied by short-lived Sparrow restaurant. A clever redesign has brightened the shabby chic room — white-painted brick walls, pressed-tin ceiling,

Opinion

Don Appetit! Le Notre’s French Kiss

July 12, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Earlier this year, Le Notre opened  in the charming space, in Toronto’s leafy Annex neighbourhood, formerly occupied by Yunaghi Japanese restaurant. Le Notre’s mode is French, but incorporating global influences, and under chef Cameron Nelson, the results are impressive. Nelson