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,





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March 21, 2018

Mendín and Friends Dinner Series :: Miami

Mendin and Friends Dinner Series at Habitat, Miami delivers inspiring, well executed and appealing dishes. I was truly impressed with the culinary excellence, meal is opulent and rich tasting.
March 20, 2018

Donnie Masterton’s Fátima Restaurant (Sneak Peek) :: San Miguel

We were lucky to be invited to a private dinner at Fátima, Donnie Masterton's new San Miguel spot in the Casablanca Hotel.
March 16, 2018

Skorpios Restaurant :: Miami

Miami's newly open Skorpios' elevated and reimagined menu includes a selection of daily catches, grilled whole, all simply garnished.
March 10, 2018

Bistro Mi Casa :: San Miguel

One of the owners of Bistro Mi Casa in San Miguel is world-renowned musician, Gil Gutierrez. He has performed at the Kennedy Center as well as Carnegie Hall, and on special nights, performs at the restaurant!
March 8, 2018

Interview with Voyage MIA – Meet Shanea Rakowski of ShaneaSavours in Bal Harbour

"I am in total disbelief of how my blog has organically gained traction. I am flattered when I have strangers come up to me and who recognize me from my blog. The struggle for me is, that I am not a professional writer, just a professional eater, so trying to put out a weekly newsletter is no easy task. How many adjectives can you use to describe the taste of something? It is not easy!
March 8, 2018

St. Roch Market Food Hall :: Miami

Miami's St. Roch Market is a contemporary multi-vendor food hall where the curated food and beverage program is accompanied by a high quality, hospitality driven experience.
March 2, 2018

Jacinto 1930 :: San Miguel

Jacinto 1930 in historic San Miguel is fresh and original and a nice change of pace with the chef's inventive and creative spirit. He shows a deep respect of traditional Mexican dishes and ancient processes, yet he gives them an innovative dimension.
February 17, 2018

Amara at Paraiso :: Miami

We had an enjoyable evening at Amara at Paraiso. I felt like I was in the tropics, or at a chic beach club. The menu focuses on clean balanced food, and simple cooking techniques enhanced by the flame.
February 6, 2018

Kiki On The River :: Miami

Kiki bills itself as a fine dining establishment with modern Greek food in a waterfront setting. The restaurant opened last April 2017. It is frequented by high rollers, celebrities and wannabes. Situated right next door to a place with a similar concept is Sea Spice.
February 6, 2018

Boulud Sud :: Miami

We found the shareable tapas plates to be more to our liking, I would recommend going heavier on a large variety of these and lighter on the mains. My favourite dish, however, is the tender, charred octopus à la plancha, with arugula, and Marcona almonds.
January 30, 2018

Azabu :: Miami

Finally, Miami has a worthy sushi counter with Tokyo trained chefs. Michelin starred in New York and with a location in Kuala Lumpur, the Azabu Miami offshoot has debuted, and it's a sublime and memorable experience. The sushi is traditional, of the freshest quality and was superb.
January 30, 2018

Sherwood’s Bistro and Bar :: Miami

Sherwood’s Bistro and Bar in the Little River district of Miami is a uniquely charming place with reasonably priced, simple food.
January 23, 2018

The Poppet Project :: Miami

The Poppet Project in Miami is a fabulous place to design, experiment, explore, create, and get your hands dirty with your kids or grandchildren.
January 23, 2018

Palmar :: Miami

Palmar is a welcome addition to Wynwood. It's a fun, unfussy, and appealing place. The selections are creative, fashionable, and current, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Best when Chef Diaz is in the house!
January 16, 2018

Paon :: Miami

The food at Paon in Miami is cooked with depth and complexity by Chef Cassino. There are many options for carnivores, pescatarians, and vegetarians in a warm, friendly atmosphere, where the chef's talents are highlighted in every dish.
January 8, 2018

Nusr-Et Steakhouse :: Miami

I would have to say Nusr-Et Steakhouse is Miami’s newest “it” restaurant of the moment. It's one of the best steaks I have ever had. Here the steak, a good quality cut of meat, is perfectly cooked, tender and juicy and full of flavour.
December 27, 2017

Poké + Go :: Miami

I am thrilled that a good poké place has opened in North Miami. At Poké + Go you select a bowl or a burrito, then protein, toppings and a sauce. Burritos start at $10, and a bowl at $13.
December 22, 2017

Casa Tua Cucina :: Brickell City Centre, Miami

The 18,000 sqft. Casa Tua Cucina in Brickell City Centre, Miami includes 12 unique dining stations, such as pizza, fish, pasta, crudo, cheese, coffee, gelato, pastry, chocolates, rotisserie chicken, meat and even a flower shop.
December 16, 2017

Ramon Freixa :: Madrid

Ramon Freixa has set Madrid on fire with his stylish contemporary cuisine.A leader in Mediterranean food, he takes it to a new dimension. Each and every course served is a palate adventure.
December 12, 2017

Nomad :: Marrakech

The mid-price range establishment is informal, yet stylish, serving a dynamic and modern interpretation of Moroccan food. Profits from the restaurant go to a local charity.
December 11, 2017

Le Jardin :: Morocco

Le Jardin in Morocco is a quiet and tranquil oasis of open-air greenery surrounded by a 16th-century building. They use fresh local produce and there are plenty of vegetarian options.
December 10, 2017

StreetXO :: Madrid

StreetXO in Madrid serves dishes that are creative, boldly flavored and fun to eat. It is the kind of food that has no limits, with dishes you’ve never heard of before. It's street food with a twist, drawn from the inspiration of Asian food stalls.
December 8, 2017

Blueblood Steakhouse :: Toronto

Toronto's new Blueblood Steakhouse harkens back to a day when glamour and high-end dining was a mainstay. It's a classic steakhouse that goes to great lengths to create a special evening.
December 8, 2017

Etaru :: Hallandale, Florida

With the opening of Etaru, people in Hallandale, Florida and surrounding areas can now dine at an upscale, Japanese, contemporary Robatayaki restaurant, with a beautiful waterfront setting.
December 8, 2017

Three :: Wynwood, Miami

Chef Norman Van Aken's new restaurant, Three in Wynwood, Miami, is not only stunning, the dishes are infused with innovative flavours. They are hoping to become the first restaurant in Miami to receive a Michelin Star. They just may just get what they wish for.