Classy Cooking

I made this. Let me expand on that. My cousin got married recently and the fiancée’s stag night party began with a three course dinner at Dish Cooking Studio. The studio offers group cooking classes to which you can bring your own wine for accompanying the fruits of your labour. The instructing chef split us … Continue reading

Poutine. Awesome.

Thanks to highly restrictive licensing and fees, Toronto is only now getting a taste of Food Trucks. But I found this gem up in Mansfield on the weekend and ordered a yummy serving of poutine dressed with avocado, salsa, sour cream, and coconut curry veggie gravy – totally delicious.

Phone’s on Another Table…

What a surprise to look up the restaurant I ate at last week to identify the above ceiling only to find that the restaurant has chosen to feature their own detail. Clearly a concerted design detail on the part of The Guild‘s owners. A delicious dinner and excellent service sent us home sated and happy.

Mâche Salad

I have a culinary confusion confession to make – I thought Mâche lettuce and Matcha tea came from the same plant, and until this past weekend avoided trying the lettuce. Glad I made the jump – what a beautiful green! My mom handed me a plastic container full of Mâche from the store and asked … Continue reading

A Flight of After-Dinner Scotches

I could not resist the urge to take a shot of this lovely presentation of three fine scotches which I tasted the other night at the Caledonian, a Scottish pub on College street. From left to right, I drank a dram each of Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve, Aberlour A’bunadh, and Glenlivet 18yr old. The pub … Continue reading

Yummy (Veggie!) Bacon Sandwiches

One of the big things I miss in choosing not to eat things with legs is… bacon! There aren’t a lot of good fake meat bacon options on the market, but I thought I’d give the new Tofurkey Maple Bacon a try in a series of bacon-themed sandwiches. I only took a photo of the … Continue reading

Marben’s Smoked Steak Tartar

Steak Tartar

Tried out the new(ish) restaurant Marben on Wellington street a while back with some friends. Someone ordered the smoked tartar on the menu, which sounded good even to this vegetarian. None of us expected the smoke to arrive with the plate, the waiter revealing the dish by lifting the glass-contained cloud from the table and … Continue reading

Paganelli Pizza

Paganelli's Buffalo Mozzerella Pizza

I have been working on a photography project with a friend who is now office managing Chef Gabriele Paganelli’s restaurant. Apart from a trip to the Twenty Valley to shoot some wild boar, I have been photographing food at the restaurant. And then I eat the food. The pizza at the restaurant is served alongside … Continue reading

Haggis Balls

Haggis Balls

I wouldn’t eat these, but my dining companion enjoys them. And the Caledonia 80-Shilling, which I do enjoy. All available at the Caledonian on College near Ossington.

Mmmm Smoked Trout

Salmon Salad

  Fresh smoked trout with black pepper and sesame seeds. Served on a bed of greens with slivers of red pepper and avocado.