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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December 12, 2019

Promontory Winery :: Napa

For many, myself included, a tour of Promontory Winery in Napa California is an opportunity to taste wines you would never have the chance to taste before. A real treat for enthusiasts or architecture junkies.
December 6, 2019

Boia De Restaurant :: Miami

Boia De Restaurant in Miami is punctuated by beautiful presentations, an excellent ingredient-driven menu, and warm friendly service. The place might be tiny but they are working at a higher level than most.
December 1, 2019

Hometown Barbecue :: Miami

Billy Durney's Hometown Barbecue Miami location is finger-licking good. They have definitely mastered the art of crowd-pleasing BBQ! Enthusiastically recommended!
November 29, 2019

Ad Hoc :: Napa

Chef Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc in Napa, CA is a great place to walk to if you are staying in Yountville, especially if you are craving some family-style comfort food! Recommend!
November 19, 2019

The Restaurant at Meadowood :: Napa, CA

At The Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa, we were taken on a culinary journey. Even if the dishes seemed modest the ingredients were unforgettable delicacies. Each bite brought a new appreciation for the perfect preparation and flavour pairings of each dish.
November 18, 2019

The Charter Oak Restaurant :: Napa, CA

At the Charter Oak Restaurant in Napa, California almost everything they serve, they grow. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the bounty of the region, and to dine with a family or group of friends. Enthusiastically recommend!
November 12, 2019

El Tenedor Restaurant and Wine Bar :: Toronto

Although a tiny spot, El Tenedor Restaurant and Wine Bar in Toronto is big in serving creative and delicious, palate-pleasing food.
November 10, 2019

ēst restaurant :: Toronto

I had been anticipating the opening of ēst Restaurant in Toronto for months. The chef is from one of my most highly recommended restaurants in Canada. The menu is progressive and focused on locally-sourced ingredients.
November 5, 2019

SolBar :: Calistoga, California

SolBar in Calistoga, California is a quiet, romantic and attractive restaurant, with a wonderful dining experience ripe with the flavours of summer.
October 23, 2019

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon :: Miami

At Miami's L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon you will enjoy style, service and exceptional food, with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, along with an extensive wine list, with good choices of wines by the glass, and a creative cocktail list.
October 8, 2019

Ember Restaurant :: Miami

Miami's new Ember Restaurant by culinary director Brad Kilgore serves rich delicious American comfort food cooked largely on the wood fire grill.
October 6, 2019

Shunoko Restaurant :: Toronto

Shunoko Restaurant in Toronto offers fun, creative, inventive and affordable fusion rolls, in a clean, minimalist atmosphere. I think you will be very pleased.
October 1, 2019

Dreyfus :: Toronto

There is lots of hype about newcomer Dreyfus Restaurant and we are happy to welcome this light and airy spot serving locally sourced French fare to Toronto.
September 25, 2019

Sash Restaurant and Wine Bar :: Toronto

Sash Restaurant and Wine Bar in Toronto is modern, elegant and attractive. Reminding me fondly of what once was available in our fair city. A throwback to relaxed dining and special evenings out.
September 25, 2019

Le Jardinier :: Miami

Le Jardinier in Miami really surpassed any expectations we had about it. Decor, service, presentation, creativity, and dynamic flavours make this a memorable meal. They also get a gold star for not adding gratuity on top of the tax, but just on the food. Bravo!
September 21, 2019

L~Aria restaurant :: Lake Como, Italy

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Lake Como in Italy was my experience dining at L~Aria restaurant at the newly opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the shores of the breathtaking lakeshore.
September 17, 2019

Terre Madre :: Puglia, Italy

Terre Madre in Puglia, Italy is comprised of 4 cones. Each table is identified by one of the vegetables harvested. This farm to fork restaurant is unique and fun. Dining here is a unique experience.
September 13, 2019

Due Camini :: Puglia, Italy

Due Camini in Puglia, Italy is perfect for a special celebration, a romantic meal or a gourmet treat to experience contemporary techniques and dishes that have a history of culinary traditions, re-created in a cutting-edge environment.
September 9, 2019

Langdon Hall Dining Room :: Cambridge, Ontario

There is reason Langdon Hall Dining Room in Cambridge, Ontario has garnered much acclaim, there is thought behind every dish and dining is a major event here. Definitely a culinary destination experience.
August 27, 2019

Langosteria Restaurant :: Milan, Italy

Langosteria Restaurant in Milan, Italy offers perhaps some of the best fish and crustaceans I have ever had. Astonishingly, each and every course was perfection.
August 26, 2019

La Marea :: Puglia, Italy

La Marea in Puglia, Italy is a family-run seafood restaurant, with a simple ambiance befitting the area. They serve delicious focaccia to each table which is a local specialty.
August 21, 2019

Mandarin Oriental :: Lake Como, Italy

Everything was seamless during our stay at the newly opened Mandarin Oriental in Lake Como, Italy. Almost every spacious room has magnificent views and the service is thoughtful and professional. Highly recommended!
August 16, 2019

Adele’s Restaurant :: Nashville

The food at Adele's Restaurant in Nashville was simple and seasonal, sourced from local farms and purveyors, and is well executed. Every member of the staff was genuinely warm, welcoming and hospitable.
August 12, 2019

Henrietta Red :: Nashville

It's easy to see why Henrietta Red in Nashville was the most anticipated restaurant opening in 2017 and a semi-finalist for best new restaurant by the James Beard Foundation in 2018.
August 8, 2019

Osteria del Tempo Perso :: Ostuni, Puglia

Osteria del Tempo Perso in Ostuni, Puglia is a good example of local dishes, done well in a setting that is memorable. It's a wonderful temple of Pugliese cuisine.