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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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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.
August 3, 2020

Toronto Food Boss :: Toronto

A new dessert/catering business was born in Toronto in January 2020, called Toronto Food Boss. Amanda and Rohan started out by making desserts for loved ones to create happiness during uncertain times, and later decided to open shop. Rohan has 15 years in the culinary arts and his partner Amanda has an eye for beauty and modern styles. I honestly have never seen such beautiful cupcakes.
July 23, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Toronto Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition No. 6

I have always longed for delivery from upscale and delicious purveyors. Unfortunately, it took a pandemic for eateries in Toronto to bring delivery and takeout to the masses. Here is my latest list of restaurants in Toronto offering takeout and or delivery.
July 16, 2020

Focaccia by Katia Bruno :: Toronto

I love discovering or being recommended to small family owned and small independent businesses and supporting our home-grown local talents. One such, is by gifted baker, […]
July 9, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Toronto Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition No. 5

I have always longed for delivery from upscale and delicious purveyors. Unfortunately, it took a pandemic for eateries in Toronto to bring delivery and takeout to the masses. Here is my latest list of restaurants in Toronto offering takeout and or delivery.
July 2, 2020

Lapinou Bistro :: Toronto

Lapinou Bistro is one of Toronto’s best French restaurants. everything we ordered had dynamic and vibrant flavours. I’m usually wary of restaurants in the entertainment district because honestly there are so few that are any good, but Lapinou is an exception.
June 25, 2020

Salon Alo :: Toronto

As the restaurant industry struggles to reopen, Toronto Chef Patrick Kriss serves Alo fans takeout pastries, desserts, wines and more from their beautiful popup cafe venue in the heart of Yorkville.
June 15, 2020

Shanea Savours :: How Covid-19 Will Affect Your Next Dining Experience

Do you adore dining out, but are afraid of what awaits us when restaurants finally open? Well, you are not alone. If you are prepared to adhere to the proper guidance and protocols you will be rewarded with a night out and someone other than yourself to prepare your food and clean up after you.