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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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.
July 23, 2019

Cru Restaurant :: Toronto

Cru Restaurant in Toronto has potential, I was intrigued by Chef Jon Williams who previously worked at Richmond Station, and in London for Michelin Star restaurants including the famous Heston Blumenthal.
July 19, 2019

Butcher & Bee :: Nashville

Butcher & Bee in Nashville creates original, cooking-ambitious dishes that are utterly delicious. Every ingredient is treated with respect and tastes so fresh.
July 16, 2019

Somni :: Los Angeles

The meal at Somni in Los Angeles made me swoon. They have created a multi-sensory culinary experience centered around a stunning bespoke exhibition kitchen for 10 guests. 
July 13, 2019

Vespertine Restaurant :: Los Angeles

Vespertine Restaurant in Los Angeles is for the true foodie who is not afraid to dine outside the box. There is no doubt that the chef is a genius. The dishes are innovative and creative.
July 10, 2019

Interview with Dolce Luxury Magazine – THE ART OF LOVE – SHANEA AND DR. DAVID RAKOWSKI

Philanthropists Shanea and Dr. David Rakowski know how to embrace life, and they fill it with everything that speaks to them, from art to travel to food. And Shanea’s blog, Shanea Savours, showcases it all. But perhaps even more important is their love for each other, for their kids and their grandkids — and their joy in giving back to the community.
June 27, 2019

Après Wine Bar :: Toronto

What surprised me about Après Wine Bar in Toronto was the quality of food this tiny kitchen puts out. The menu has a lot of interesting choices and I found it unexpected and inspiring.
June 20, 2019

Fet Zun :: Toronto

For me, Fet Zun in Toronto is Anthony Rose’s best restaurant yet, and one of the cities top Middle Eastern establishments. I definitely want to go back and work my way through the menu.
June 12, 2019

Yukashi Restaurant :: Toronto

I went to Yakashi Restaurant in Toronto with an open mind, and wallet, to try their “fine dining” omakase experience.
June 6, 2019

Somni :: Los Angeles, CA

Eating at Somni in the SLS Hotel Los Angeles was definitely one of my most memorable meals to date. It was creative, contemporary, artistic, breathtaking and timed so perfectly. It's no wonder they earned 2 Michelin stars right out of the box!
May 30, 2019

Icy-N-Spicy :: Miami Beach

Icy-N-Spicy in Miami Beach is a real crowd pleaser. Friendly, creative and reasonably priced. I can’t think of a better spot to cool off with a cold treat while you stroll the beach.
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.