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 13, 2018

Constantine :: Toronto

Constantine is on the main floor of a new boutique Toronto hotel, The Anndore House, at 15 Charles Street East, close to Yonge and Bloor Street. The food can best be described as Mediterranean, with Israeli/Middle Eastern influences. I liked the brunch menu and found the service to be better than the dinner service.
May 10, 2018

FK :: Toronto

FK in Toronto can be your go-to place for food that is fresh, and well prepared, with service that is gracious, welcoming and attentive to detail!
May 7, 2018

Assembly Chef’s Hall :: Toronto

At Toronto's Assembly Chef’s Hall you can eat out with friends without worry about someone’s dietary restrictions. It is fun, unfussy, and won’t break the bank.
May 2, 2018

Mira Restaurant :: Toronto

Toronto is getting some new, cool places to dine. You should add Mira to your list, for a fun, crowd-pleasing, and appealing evening. The menu offers a creative and contemporary take on the dishes.
April 30, 2018

Tanto :: Toronto

Tanto Restaurant in Toronto serves dishes with Italian, Spanish and Argentinian flavours and influences. Almost every protein and vegetable spends time on the grill, reminiscent of Frances Mallmann. It was a nice change from the usual.
April 20, 2018

Barmini :: Washington DC

Barmini is a real original, with an upscale, jet-set, power couples and corporate crowd. Sit back and watch the chemists go to work. It is like science meets art, and this place is one hot ticket.
April 19, 2018

Palat Restaurant :: Miami

Palat Restaurant is an eye-catching spot, and made me do a double take as I was driving by. I hadn’t heard a thing about it, but decided to try it on a whim, for lunch. It was so good, I returned for dinner the next day.
April 18, 2018

Cielito Artisan Pops :: Miami

Cielito Artisan Pops serves high-end, handcrafted frozen desserts in a large variety of flavours. It's a great place for a sweet treat while walking around Wynwood.
April 4, 2018

Genuine Pizza :: Miami

Michael Schwartz recently opened Genuine Pizza in Miami's Aventura Mall and will be expanding this new restaurant in 18 locations in the next 3 years.
March 30, 2018

Wabi Sabi by Shuji :: Miami

Wabi Sabi by Shuji in Miami is an intimate eatery that's elevated sushi and poke bowls. They had us dancing in our seats, and that doesn’t happen too often. Congratulations to the chef!
March 30, 2018

Chumley’s :: New York

Chumley’s in New York is the resurrection of an old speakeasy under Chef Victoria Blamey. The menu mixes American gastropub standards along with some bistro style favourites – the burger is medal worthy!
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!