"SEE" Spotlight: Prince Edward County!

TASTE - Bigger and Better than Ever!

One of Ontario’s premiere food and wine events is just around the corner. The 9th annual TASTE! A Celebration of Regional Cuisine in Prince Edward County is being held on Saturday, September 25th and this year is expected to be bigger and better than ever!   Read More...

Judith Lane's Summer Selections...

Montes Alpha Carmenère

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Vineyard: Viña Montes

Variety: Carmenère

A fine Carmenère from Montes, one of Chile’s best producers, this deeply purple beauty delivers aromas of pepper, spice, mint, chocolate, and liquorice root with a smoke chaser. Lush and layered, it affords pepper, coffee, blueberries, plums, mint, and more smokiness on the palate. Tannins are sweet and light with a bit of grip. Drink now or lay down for a couple of years.  Serve with grilled meats,...   Read More...

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Roasted Foie Gras, Bacon & Pears

The Drake Hotel is certainly a hot spot for the annual Toronto International Film Festival and this year, their OPEN CALL Dinner Series is where Hollywood will be spoiled. This recipe comes from The Drake Hotel's Executive Chef Anthony Rose and is the first of the many great dishes guests will experience on the OPEN CALL prix-fixe.   Read More...

Daily Book Pick...

Punched Drunk: Alcohol, Surveillance and the LCBO, 1927-1975

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Author: Scott Thompson

Gremolata's Dean Tudor made this one of his August 2018 picks!

This book is by academics Scott Thompson and Gary Genosko. It was published in late 2009, and to my knowledge, it has been ignored by the popular press, especially in Ontario. Indeed, it was...   Read More...

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Raspberries are a type of berry and part of the fruit and nut family.  They are known for their bright red color and sweet juice. Traditionally, raspberries are known as being a mid-summer crop, and need ample sun and water for growth.  They grow on a thorny bush and when picked, are released from their stem as individual fruit "cups" with a hollow center, unlike a blackberry.  The flowers of this...   Read More...

Good Things Grow & Happen...in Ontario!

The Scene...Explore Ontario This August!

This month, instead of our cross-Canada tour of food and drink events, we will be focused on Ontario. August is the time many people head out to the country to relax on the lake or enjoy quiet afternoons on the farm. It is also a time for fabulous and spicy city events, great wine tastings and dinners, and seasonal festivals. This month, get out and explore Ontario!   Read More...

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