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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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March 2, 2021

Cote Restaurant :: Miami

Cote Restaurant in Miami has imported NYC's high-spirited and interactive vibe along with Miami's diverse and vibrant population. It is an elevated experience, with an attractive, fun, and seductive atmosphere, excellent engaging service, and succulent steaks that make for a memorable experience.
February 24, 2021

Ke-uh Restaurant :: Miami

Ke-uh Restaurant in Sunny Isles will no doubt become a hot spot in North Miami. The menu is diverse and eclectic, with many shareable plates and fish flown in from Japan and the Mediterranean.
February 17, 2021

Leku Restaurant :: Miami

Miami's Leku Restaurant showcases some exceptional regional specialties, unlike anything else in Miami. This restaurant is a destination in itself. We did not experience one undesirable dish, all were exquisite, artfully plated, and delicious.
February 12, 2021

Ornos Estiatorio :: Miami

It is not often you can find a decent restaurant at a mall. Kudos to Micheal Mina for opening a crowd-pleasing option with Ornos Estiatorio in Miami. I am sure people in the area are thrilled about this new alternative.
February 2, 2021

Mamey :: Coral Gables, Florida

Dinner at Chef Niven Patel's new restaurant Mamey in Coral Gables Florida was vibrant, bursting with flavour, and had my taste buds dancing. His food is always top-notch.
January 26, 2021

La Natural :: Miami

La Natural in Miami uses a purity of ingredients, and seasonality that is palate-pleasing. The people, food, music, and environment make for a pleasant evening.
January 19, 2021

Red Rooster Overtown :: Miami

Acclaimed celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson, a James Beard Award winner, champion of Top Chef Masters, and Chopped All-Stars, has opened his third location of Red Rooster in the historic Overtown district of Miami.
January 12, 2021

Momosan Ramen and Sake Izakaya :: Miami

I think Chef Morimoto has a winning formula with Momosan Ramen and Sake Izakaya, which recently opened in the Wynwood district of Miami. It's a crowd-pleaser, with inspiring dishes, attentive service, and a cool atmosphere.
January 6, 2021

Lido Restaurant and Champagne Bar at The Surf Club :: Miami

Everything we ordered at Lido Restaurant and Champagne Bar at the Surf Club in Miami's Surfside Four Seasons was delightful. They take things seriously when it comes to creating a safe environment for guests.
December 31, 2020

5 Year Anniversary of ShaneaSavours.com!

I can't believe it has already been 5 years of writing my blog, ShaneaSavours. I want to thank all my readers and supporters for following me and encouraging me. I look forward to searching out the best bites that everyone is buzzing about, as well as some of the iconic classics, from Toronto, Miami, New York, and once I'm able to travel again, anywhere my wanderlust takes me. 
December 29, 2020

Perl Restaurant :: Miami

I'm so happy to see a new establishment opening in North Miami like Perl Restaurant that is worthy of many return visits. The menu combines many influences and there is something for everyone.
December 27, 2020

Hachidori Ramen :: Miami

Newly opened in Miami's up and coming Little River district, Hachidori Ramen is a cute and charming treasure of a spot serving warm bowls of love. We felt welcome, safe, comfortable, and satisfied. 
December 22, 2020

Mila Restaurant :: Miami

Newly opened Mila in Miami is huge, and seats about 250 indoors and 150 outdoors. Outdoors is where you want to be weather permitting. Inside the dining room is finished in earth tones, with a fabulously large teardrop lighting installation, a beautiful sculpted wooded accent wall and an open kitchen and large bar.
November 23, 2020

Maison T :: Toronto

Maison T in Toronto was recently opened by a veteran chef with exceptional restaurant experience, and features French classics like mussels, poutine, duck confit, soups, and steak and frites.
October 29, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel :: Montreal

It has been years since a high-end hotel has opened in the city. The Four Seasons has brought glamour back to Montreal.
October 15, 2020

Marked Restaurant :: Toronto

Marked is a new, large, colourful and dramatic restaurant, serving food over wood burning heat. Inspired by Maria Morales travels and adventures through South America.
October 8, 2020

Le Mousso :: Montreal

Le Mousso is a spare, minimalist space serving an elaborate, seasonal tasting menu. A must try dining destination in Montreal.
September 28, 2020

Ascari :: Toronto

A new Italian restaurant opens in Toronto's entertainment district, offering Italian classics with modern interpretations.
September 23, 2020

Pastel Restaurant :: Montreal

Pastel restaurant in Old Montreal has a globally inspired cuisine that is Instagram worthy, showcasing innovative, original and artistic presentations. Opened in Old Montréal in 2018, it's already listed as #22 on Canada's 100 Best Restaurant list.
September 17, 2020

Monarque Restaurant :: Montreal

It would be hard to visit Montreal and not be impressed by the culinary scene. One of my favourite meals was at a brassiere called Monarque at 406 Saint-Jacques Rue, in the business district of Old Montreal off Victoria Square, which is voted number 42 on Canada's 100 Best Restaurant list. Inspired by New York's famed Grammercy Tavern, father and son duo, executive chef Jérémie Bastien, and chef and co-owner Richard Bastien are seasoned veterans of Montreal's culinary scene and know how to combine classic and modern flavours. I know everyone touts the restaurant and institution L'Express on Saint Denis, but I found our meal here far superior.
September 10, 2020

Dova :: Toronto

Dova is Toronto's newest restaurant, located at 229 Carlton Street in Cabbagetown, near Carlton and Parliment St. Some of you may be very familiar with chef Marotta from his other established restaurant Ardo. The food here is similar to Ardo. They serve delicious artisanal pastas, woodfire pizzas, fresh caught fish and ethically sourced meats. The food is reflective of the chef's family Sicilian heritage. The chef has a deep connection to Sicilian and Mediterranean food, thanks to the influence of his mother's cooking.
September 3, 2020

Pompette :: Toronto

I never thought I would be writing about a new restaurant opening during the COVID-19 pandemic since so many establishments are struggling, but I'm thrilled to announce the opening of a brand-new gem called Pompette at 597 College Street. Combining classic with contemporary, along with warm hospitality and a charming vibe, this restaurant has all the elements that people desire.
August 27, 2020

The Butcher Chef :: Toronto

Does Toronto really need another steakhouse? When an establishment like The Butcher Chef at 8 Harbour St. offers quality meat to suit everyone's taste, along with an extensive global wine list and hospitable service, the answer is a resounding yes.
August 17, 2020

Le Pré, by Pearl Morissette :: Toronto

Pearl Morissette Restaurant and Winery at 3953 Jordan Road in Lincoln Ontario has opened an open air terrace. Their "wedding style" tent, open on three sides with views of the farm and vineyard, is romantic and charming. They now serve a smaller changing multi 6-course menu at $100 per person. Reservations are available for parties of 2-6, booked on the Tock app. They are currently open Thursday to Sunday for dinner and lunch on Saturday and Sundays as well.
August 10, 2020

Alo Midsummer :: Toronto

Chef Patrick Kriss has thrown Toronto foodies a lifeline, during Covid-19, by creating a temporary oasis at 485 Wellington Street West and calling it Alo Midsummer. He is offering a luxurious, and premium ten course blind tasting for 2-4 guests per well-spaced table. It opened on Friday, July 24th and is open till the end of September.