Meet Shanea

I may not be a professional writer, but I consider myself a professional eater ... on the recommendation of friends and family I've started this blog. I love to eat, read about food, travel, shop, take in the arts, and explore new places. Focusing mostly on Toronto, my home base, Miami, my second home and New York and Italy where I travel to the most, while also featuring other places I'm fortunate enough to visit, I'll share with you my most savoury tidbits along the way.

I hope you can take something away with you, a restaurant to try, fantastic shopping experience, great hotel to stay in or something to do next time you visit a new locale.

Happy dining,

Shanea

 

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June 4, 2020

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel :: Hong Kong

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong provides you with a luxury level of facilities in the heart of the city. It sets new standards in Asia and abroad for ultra-chic accommodations and customer service that's unparalleled.
June 1, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Toronto Takeout/Delivery: Physical Isolation Edition 4

  I have always longed for delivery from upscale and delicious purveyors. My daughter, who lives in New York, always bragged that all the best restaurants […]
May 14, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Toronto Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition No. 3

More Toronto eateries are jumping on the takeout/delivery bandwagon offering first-rate meals and groceries direct to your home. Many of these places have very difficult reservations to snag, so now is your chance to sample their fare!
April 30, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Toronto Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition No. 2

In the hope people are continuing to support local eateries and caterers by ordering takeout or delivery from participating restaurants, I've created a second edition of my favourite spots in Toronto for takeout / delivery.
April 23, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for New York Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition

I have shared some of my favourite places in New York open for takeout or delivery during the Covid-19 social isolation quarantine. Many of these establishments need our support now more than ever.
April 18, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Miami Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition

I have shared some of my favourite places in Miami open for takeout or delivery during the Covid-19 social isolation quarantine. Many of these establishments need our support now more than ever.
April 2, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Toronto Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition

I have shared some of my favourite places in Toronto open for takeout or delivery during the Covid-19 social isolation quarantine. Many of these establishments need our support now more than ever.
March 19, 2020

Rivertail Restaurant :: Fort Lauderdale

Chef Mendin’s menu at Rivertail Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale is large, featuring a raw bar, snacks and such, on a bun, from the grill, chef’s specialties and sides. Would I recommend people driving from Miami? No.
March 14, 2020

Le Chick :: Miami

Le Chick is a unique addition to the Miami's Wynwood scene. They take their chicken seriously and source high-quality ingredients, you can tell in every bite you take. Chef Ernesto Tapia is cooking up a whole lotta love.
March 12, 2020

Cafe La Trova :: Miami

Cafe La Trova in Miami has a small but well-edited menu that raises the bar on Cuban food. Chef Michelle Bernstein pays attention to the history and flavours of the Islands, intertwined with Miami style and culture.
February 25, 2020

Chica Restaurant :: Miami

Chica Restaurant in Miami is the second location, the first residing in the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Both are under a Top Chef master alum, Lorena Garcia.
February 25, 2020

Hutong Restaurant :: Miami

Hutong Restaurant in Miami also has locations in Hong Kong, Beijing, London, and New York. It may be one of Miami’s top spots for Chinese food.
February 22, 2020

Spanglish Restaurant :: Miami

Newly opened Spanglish Restaurant is truly a love letter to the very soul of Miami. The restaurant celebrates the city’s multicultural background, taking the best of both worlds and fusing them into one unique concept.
February 19, 2020

Būcaan Restaurant :: Palm Beach

Būcaan Restaurant is definitely one of the more innovative spots in Palm Beach. The menu focuses on a progressive American menu, featuring signature small plates, using fresh ingredients and big flavours.
February 16, 2020

Fresa Francesa Petit Café and Bistro :: Hialeah, Miami

From the daily specials to the well-curated menu, the food at Fresa Francesa Petit Café and Bistro in Hialeah, Miami is soulful, luscious and delightful. It isn’t often when I say that I enjoyed every single thing I ordered.
February 3, 2020

Mott 32 :: Hong Kong

Mott 32 in Hong Kong is a no brainer if you are looking for carefully crafted dishes, great flavours, and classic dishes with some refreshing twists with a farm to table ethos.
February 1, 2020

Balloo Restaurant :: Miami

Balloo Restaurant in Miami serves rich, unique cooking that combines flavours from the chef and his family's diverse heritages. Every bite is exciting in a different way, and bursting with intense flavours.
January 30, 2020

Amber :: Hong Kong

The food at Amber restaurant in Hong Kong is definitely gastronomic but not gimmicky. There is a modern approach to the cuisine, it displays a multitude of refined and meticulous and indulgent details. Highly recommended.
January 28, 2020

The Rosewood Hotel Phnom Penh :: Cambodia

The Rosewood Phnom Penh in Cambodia is the perfect hotel for the sophisticated traveler and is unmatched with every other hotel in the city. We were blown away with how lavish the hotel was.
January 26, 2020

Doughnut Break :: Miami

Newly opened Doughnut Break in Miami is pushing the envelope with their tasty creations. I really want this place to succeed, so I hope you will support them. The donuts not only look like a work of art, but they also taste amazing.
January 24, 2020

Embassy Restaurant :: Siem Reap

Embassy Restaurant in Siem Reap Cambodia is a great way to discover elevated Cambodian gastronomy. I was actually quite impressed and surprised by the high quality and sophistication of the cuisine.
January 22, 2020

The Front Room :: Bangkok

The Front Room in Bangkok serves a new level of inspiring cuisine. The chef's cooking is very intricate, full of different flavours and textures. We immensely enjoyed our journey from beginning to end.
January 20, 2020

Madame Hien Restaurant :: Hanoi

Madame Hien Restaurant is by one of Hanoi’s most celebrated chefs, Didier Corlou, offering elegant versions of traditional Hanoi street food. One of Hanoi's best options.
January 17, 2020

Jo Jo Restaurant :: New York

Jo Jo is Chef Jean George Vongerichten’s first New York restaurant, opened in 1991. I love the new menu and had trouble making my selections as everything sounded so good. This is a gem worth rediscovering.
January 15, 2020

VEA Restaurant :: Hong Kong

VEA Restaurant in Hong Kong is on Asia’s 50 best list as well as having one Michelin star. They tick off every box, decor, outstanding service and noteworthy food and wines. Every dish is intricately prepared, with a symphony of flavours.