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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May 23, 2019

El Jardin :: San Diego, CA

El Jardin in San Diego, California is definitely worth a visit to try Chef Wilkins high-end, refined, yet approachable Mexican cooking. She is breaking some boundaries when it comes to Mexican food, and I couldn’t be more delighted.
May 17, 2019

Arthur’s Restaurant :: Toronto

Arthur’s Restaurant in Toronto offers American classics like crab Louie, steak tartar, oysters Rockefeller, Dover Sole, veal chop, prime rib and steak. They have already established this new spot as a see and be seen place.
May 5, 2019

Donna’s Restaurant :: Toronto

Dining at Donna’s Restaurant in Toronto is a homey, casual, unfussy, and moderately priced experience. It is like eating at your aunt Matilda’s where there are hits and misses. Some things are creative, others leave a question mark for me.
April 30, 2019

Ten Restaurant :: Toronto

One of the greatest compliments I can give Ten is to say it reminded me of a NAPA restaurant. The chef treats his food with respect, and he develops relationships with local farmers, and you can taste the difference in the dynamic flavours. You can tell that cooking is an act of pride, love and passion for the chef. Ten in Toronto is aptly named, it gets a 10/10 for me.
April 22, 2019

Hiden :: Miami

The most difficult dinner reservation to secure in Miami is surely the 8-seat omakase experience at Hiden Restaurant in Wynwood. Located through a hidden door at the back of a taco shop awaits a secret restaurant that is booked months in advance.
April 5, 2019

Ad Lib Restaurant :: Coral Gables, FL

Our meal at Ad Lib Restaurant in Coral Gables conveyed an appreciation for perfect preparation and flavours. The restaurant has a cool, casual vibe, with sophisticated, yet approachable choices.
April 1, 2019

Legacy Records :: New York

Legacy Records restaurant in New York's new Hudson Yards development was impressive and exceeded my expectations on all counts. It is a worthy destination dining spot and another hit for the Delicious Hospitality Group team.
March 31, 2019

Maya’s Restaurant :: St. Barths

Maya's Restaurant in St. Barths serves Creole style food made with fresh ingredients and cooked simply. It is always a highlight of our visit and continues to remain an institution.
March 24, 2019

Mandrake Restaurant :: Miami Beach

Mandrake Restaurant in Miami Beach is a new Asian fusion inspired dining experience in a theatrical space.
March 9, 2019

Cheval Blanc :: St. Barths

Cheval Blanc Hotel in St. Barths is the epitome of French attitude. You also get killer beachfront views with pristine white sand and turquoise waters, ocean breezes and lush tropical gardens. The luxury oozes out of its pores in this whitewashed oasis.
March 5, 2019

Silverlake Bistro :: Miami

Silverlake Bistro is our new go-to place in Miami for an insanely good meal that is moderately priced and served with a genuine smile. They use quality ingredients and flavours that had our taste buds dancing.
February 27, 2019

Bakan Wynwood Restaurant :: Miami

Bakan Wynwood Restaurant in Miami is an excellent place to go with friends for some creative, delicious cocktails, and share a variety of dishes in a beautiful space.
February 26, 2019

Maska Indian Kitchen and Bar :: Miami

Maska Indian Kitchen and Bar is a welcome addition to Midtown Miami, a fashionable restaurant offering patrons a modern and chic ambiance, with one of Miami’s best Indian restaurant experiences.
February 18, 2019

M House :: Coral Gables, Miami

Coral Gables is not in my neck of the woods. I only know of a few restaurants there and I wanted to try M House as it was a relatively new spot in the Aloft Hotel.
February 8, 2019

La Placita :: Miami

Chef José Mendin, a five-time James Beard award nominee and the man behind the Pubbelly empire has created La Placita in Miami, a restaurant cooking food from his homeland.
February 6, 2019

Nothing Bundt Cakes :: Miami

Nothing Bundt Cakes has grown nationwide into 260 franchise locations in the United States and Canada, and it continues to grow. When you use products like real eggs, butter and cream cheese, it doesn’t take long to get the word out.
January 28, 2019

Malibu Farm :: Miami

Miami recently got a California import, Malibu Farm at the Eden Roc Hotel. A lovely whitewashed setting, with wooden tables and cozy banquets, a wooden deck, a retractable roof, and views overlooking the expansive beach, and blue waters.
January 26, 2019

Pez :: Miami

There seems to be a few restaurants popping up around west Flagler, Miami. One is Pez, focused on using fresh local ingredients and trying to be as authentic as possible.
January 22, 2019

Doma :: Miami

Wynwood's prettiest restaurant, Doma, has recently opened, just one block south of Beaker and a Gray. They really strive for a purity of ingredients and a seasonality of the dishes.
January 17, 2019

Chatto Matte :: Miami

I’m overly cautious when I enter a theatrical and stunning chain restaurant. I find these places tend to spend their money on decor instead of investing in a talented chef. Well, unfortunately, Chatto Matte in Miami is no exception.
January 15, 2019

Mason Eatery :: Miami

Mason Eatery in Miami is a good choice for a casual, approachable meal that is nostalgic, and more than a deli.
January 13, 2019

Cindy Lou’s Cookies :: Little River, Miami

Cindy Lou’s Cookies in Little River, Miami has become a destination enterprise for many cookie monsters. Cindy's baking some of Miami’s best cookies that “warm the heart and nourish the soul”. I love finding a place as special as this, and you will too.
January 11, 2019

Cvltvra :: Miami

The Miami food scene continues to explode and I had been waiting patiently for Cvltvra (pronounced, "cultura") to open. The restaurant is an infusion of Latin American and Mediterranean cuisine, and overall the menu was ambitious and creative. Don't wait for a game or concert to visit!
January 9, 2019

Kaido :: Miami Design District

James Beard award finalist Brad Kilgore opened his latest venture, Kaido in the heart of the Miami Design District. The focus is on fresh, local ingredients and equal emphasis on great cocktails.
January 6, 2019

Swan :: Miami

At Swan in Miami they call the menu, "modern European cuisine" but the menu darts around the globe. Nothing sounds appealing and, guess what? It doesn’t taste appealing either. I haven’t said this in a long time... not recommended.