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.
June 7, 2020

Shanea Travels :: How Covid-19 Will Affect Your Next Hotel Stay

While many businesses have been adversely impacted by the recent global pandemic, one group that has particularly been hit hard is the tourism industry. Here are some of the new policies and procedures you can expect now when visiting a hotel.
June 4, 2020

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel :: Hong Kong

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong provides you with a luxury level of facilities in the heart of the city. It sets new standards in Asia and abroad for ultra-chic accommodations and customer service that's unparalleled.
June 1, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Toronto Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition No. 4

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.
May 14, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Toronto Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition No. 3

More Toronto eateries are jumping on the takeout/delivery bandwagon offering first-rate meals and groceries direct to your home. Many of these places have very difficult reservations to snag, so now is your chance to sample their fare!
April 30, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Toronto Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition No. 2

In the hope people are continuing to support local eateries and caterers by ordering takeout or delivery from participating restaurants, I've created a second edition of my favourite spots in Toronto for takeout / delivery.
April 23, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for New York Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition

I have shared some of my favourite places in New York open for takeout or delivery during the Covid-19 social isolation quarantine. Many of these establishments need our support now more than ever.
April 18, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Miami Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition

I have shared some of my favourite places in Miami open for takeout or delivery during the Covid-19 social isolation quarantine. Many of these establishments need our support now more than ever.
April 2, 2020

Shanea’s Favourites for Toronto Takeout/Delivery :: Social Isolation Edition

I have shared some of my favourite places in Toronto open for takeout or delivery during the Covid-19 social isolation quarantine. Many of these establishments need our support now more than ever.
March 19, 2020

Rivertail Restaurant :: Fort Lauderdale

Chef Mendin’s menu at Rivertail Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale is large, featuring a raw bar, snacks and such, on a bun, from the grill, chef’s specialties and sides. Would I recommend people driving from Miami? No.
March 14, 2020

Le Chick :: Miami

Le Chick is a unique addition to the Miami's Wynwood scene. They take their chicken seriously and source high-quality ingredients, you can tell in every bite you take. Chef Ernesto Tapia is cooking up a whole lotta love.
March 12, 2020

Cafe La Trova :: Miami

Cafe La Trova in Miami has a small but well-edited menu that raises the bar on Cuban food. Chef Michelle Bernstein pays attention to the history and flavours of the Islands, intertwined with Miami style and culture.
February 25, 2020

Chica Restaurant :: Miami

Chica Restaurant in Miami is the second location, the first residing in the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Both are under a Top Chef master alum, Lorena Garcia.
February 25, 2020

Hutong Restaurant :: Miami

Hutong Restaurant in Miami also has locations in Hong Kong, Beijing, London, and New York. It may be one of Miami’s top spots for Chinese food.
February 22, 2020

Spanglish Restaurant :: Miami

Newly opened Spanglish Restaurant is truly a love letter to the very soul of Miami. The restaurant celebrates the city’s multicultural background, taking the best of both worlds and fusing them into one unique concept.
February 19, 2020

Būcaan Restaurant :: Palm Beach

Būcaan Restaurant is definitely one of the more innovative spots in Palm Beach. The menu focuses on a progressive American menu, featuring signature small plates, using fresh ingredients and big flavours.
February 16, 2020

Fresa Francesa Petit Café and Bistro :: Hialeah, Miami

From the daily specials to the well-curated menu, the food at Fresa Francesa Petit Café and Bistro in Hialeah, Miami is soulful, luscious and delightful. It isn’t often when I say that I enjoyed every single thing I ordered.
February 3, 2020

Mott 32 :: Hong Kong

Mott 32 in Hong Kong is a no brainer if you are looking for carefully crafted dishes, great flavours, and classic dishes with some refreshing twists with a farm to table ethos.
February 1, 2020

Balloo Restaurant :: Miami

Balloo Restaurant in Miami serves rich, unique cooking that combines flavours from the chef and his family's diverse heritages. Every bite is exciting in a different way, and bursting with intense flavours.
January 30, 2020

Amber :: Hong Kong

The food at Amber restaurant in Hong Kong is definitely gastronomic but not gimmicky. There is a modern approach to the cuisine, it displays a multitude of refined and meticulous and indulgent details. Highly recommended.
January 28, 2020

The Rosewood Hotel Phnom Penh :: Cambodia

The Rosewood Phnom Penh in Cambodia is the perfect hotel for the sophisticated traveler and is unmatched with every other hotel in the city. We were blown away with how lavish the hotel was.
January 26, 2020

Doughnut Break :: Miami

Newly opened Doughnut Break in Miami is pushing the envelope with their tasty creations. I really want this place to succeed, so I hope you will support them. The donuts not only look like a work of art, but they also taste amazing.
January 24, 2020

Embassy Restaurant :: Siem Reap

Embassy Restaurant in Siem Reap Cambodia is a great way to discover elevated Cambodian gastronomy. I was actually quite impressed and surprised by the high quality and sophistication of the cuisine.
January 22, 2020

The Front Room :: Bangkok

The Front Room in Bangkok serves a new level of inspiring cuisine. The chef's cooking is very intricate, full of different flavours and textures. We immensely enjoyed our journey from beginning to end.
January 20, 2020

Madame Hien Restaurant :: Hanoi

Madame Hien Restaurant is by one of Hanoi’s most celebrated chefs, Didier Corlou, offering elegant versions of traditional Hanoi street food. One of Hanoi's best options.
January 17, 2020

Jo Jo Restaurant :: New York

Jo Jo is Chef Jean George Vongerichten’s first New York restaurant, opened in 1991. I love the new menu and had trouble making my selections as everything sounded so good. This is a gem worth rediscovering.
January 15, 2020

VEA Restaurant :: Hong Kong

VEA Restaurant in Hong Kong is on Asia’s 50 best list as well as having one Michelin star. They tick off every box, decor, outstanding service and noteworthy food and wines. Every dish is intricately prepared, with a symphony of flavours.
January 14, 2020

Osaka Restaurant :: Miami

Osaka is a Japanese/Peruvian Nikkei restaurant group with a location recently opened in Miami. The entire menu sounds delicious, all in all it was a delightful meal, and a new unique and cultural dining experience for Miami.
January 10, 2020

Paste Restaurant :: Bangkok

Paste Restaurant in Bangkok is located next door to the Intercontinental Hotel. I found the food tasted commercialized and lacking in flavours.
January 4, 2020

Kosushi Restaurant :: Miami

Still during soft opening, I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the new Miami location of Kosushi Restaurant, the first international endeavour for the brand. I found the food priced well, compared to other similar restaurants and every plate was picture perfect.
January 3, 2020

Le Du :: Bangkok

I found the food at Le Du average at best. There are so many fine dining experiences in Bangkok and I felt I wasted an evening here. The presentations and execution of the dishes were also unmemorable and uninspiring.
January 2, 2020

The Fulton :: New York

The Fulton in New York is Chef Jean Georges' sea-to-table focused restaurant in a one-of-a-kind waterfront setting, serving a wide selection of fresh and delicious wild-caught and locally-harvested East Coast seafood.
December 30, 2019

The Chopsticks :: Ho Chi Minh City

The Chopsticks in Ho Chi Minh City offers many traditional dishes in a modern, clean and comfortable environment. Whether you choose a tasting menu or a la carte, you will be treated too authentic Vietnamese food with fresh flavours, quality ingredients and an innovative menu.
December 27, 2019

Nahm Restaurant :: Bangkok

Nahm Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand serves flavorful, fresh, and spicy dishes infused with a cornucopia of succulent, aromatic and concentrated flavours. The cuisine is sophisticated, robust and upscale, without being gimmicky. 
December 22, 2019

Navé Restaurant :: Coconut Grove, Florida

Navé Restaurant in Coconut Grove, Florida serves an excellent array of homemade pastas and a beautiful selection of the highest quality seafood.
December 16, 2019

The Jim and Neesie Restaurant :: Miami

The Jim and Neesie Restaurant in Miami features eclectic American cooking with a modern twist on global influences, and they are not afraid to cook with bold flavours! Bravo on a tasty first impression.
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.
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.
April 1, 2019

Legacy Records :: New York

Legacy Records restaurant in New York's new Hudson Yards development was impressive and exceeded my expectations on all counts. It is a worthy destination dining spot and another hit for the Delicious Hospitality Group team.
March 31, 2019

Maya’s Restaurant :: St. Barths

Maya's Restaurant in St. Barths serves Creole style food made with fresh ingredients and cooked simply. It is always a highlight of our visit and continues to remain an institution.
March 24, 2019

Mandrake Restaurant :: Miami Beach

Mandrake Restaurant in Miami Beach is a new Asian fusion inspired dining experience in a theatrical space.
March 9, 2019

Cheval Blanc :: St. Barths

Cheval Blanc Hotel in St. Barths is the epitome of French attitude. You also get killer beachfront views with pristine white sand and turquoise waters, ocean breezes and lush tropical gardens. The luxury oozes out of its pores in this whitewashed oasis.
March 5, 2019

Silverlake Bistro :: Miami

Silverlake Bistro is our new go-to place in Miami for an insanely good meal that is moderately priced and served with a genuine smile. They use quality ingredients and flavours that had our taste buds dancing.
February 27, 2019

Bakan Wynwood Restaurant :: Miami

Bakan Wynwood Restaurant in Miami is an excellent place to go with friends for some creative, delicious cocktails, and share a variety of dishes in a beautiful space.
February 26, 2019

Maska Indian Kitchen and Bar :: Miami

Maska Indian Kitchen and Bar is a welcome addition to Midtown Miami, a fashionable restaurant offering patrons a modern and chic ambiance, with one of Miami’s best Indian restaurant experiences.
February 18, 2019

M House :: Coral Gables, Miami

Coral Gables is not in my neck of the woods. I only know of a few restaurants there and I wanted to try M House as it was a relatively new spot in the Aloft Hotel.
February 8, 2019

La Placita :: Miami

Chef José Mendin, a five-time James Beard award nominee and the man behind the Pubbelly empire has created La Placita in Miami, a restaurant cooking food from his homeland.
February 6, 2019

Nothing Bundt Cakes :: Miami

Nothing Bundt Cakes has grown nationwide into 260 franchise locations in the United States and Canada, and it continues to grow. When you use products like real eggs, butter and cream cheese, it doesn’t take long to get the word out.
January 28, 2019

Malibu Farm :: Miami

Miami recently got a California import, Malibu Farm at the Eden Roc Hotel. A lovely whitewashed setting, with wooden tables and cozy banquets, a wooden deck, a retractable roof, and views overlooking the expansive beach, and blue waters.
January 26, 2019

Pez :: Miami

There seems to be a few restaurants popping up around west Flagler, Miami. One is Pez, focused on using fresh local ingredients and trying to be as authentic as possible.
January 22, 2019

Doma :: Miami

Wynwood's prettiest restaurant, Doma, has recently opened, just one block south of Beaker and a Gray. They really strive for a purity of ingredients and a seasonality of the dishes.
January 17, 2019

Chatto Matte :: Miami

I’m overly cautious when I enter a theatrical and stunning chain restaurant. I find these places tend to spend their money on decor instead of investing in a talented chef. Well, unfortunately, Chatto Matte in Miami is no exception.
January 15, 2019

Mason Eatery :: Miami

Mason Eatery in Miami is a good choice for a casual, approachable meal that is nostalgic, and more than a deli.
January 13, 2019

Cindy Lou’s Cookies :: Little River, Miami

Cindy Lou’s Cookies in Little River, Miami has become a destination enterprise for many cookie monsters. Cindy's baking some of Miami’s best cookies that “warm the heart and nourish the soul”. I love finding a place as special as this, and you will too.
January 11, 2019

Cvltvra :: Miami

The Miami food scene continues to explode and I had been waiting patiently for Cvltvra (pronounced, "cultura") to open. The restaurant is an infusion of Latin American and Mediterranean cuisine, and overall the menu was ambitious and creative. Don't wait for a game or concert to visit!
January 9, 2019

Kaido :: Miami Design District

James Beard award finalist Brad Kilgore opened his latest venture, Kaido in the heart of the Miami Design District. The focus is on fresh, local ingredients and equal emphasis on great cocktails.
January 6, 2019

Swan :: Miami

At Swan in Miami they call the menu, "modern European cuisine" but the menu darts around the globe. Nothing sounds appealing and, guess what? It doesn’t taste appealing either. I haven’t said this in a long time... not recommended.
December 26, 2018

SPONSORED – Sagamore Brunch :: Art Week 2018, Miami

The Sagamore Hotel in Miami closed out Art Week with the annual private, invitation-only Sagamore Brunch. The affair was attended by over 1,500 guests on the hotel’s newly renovated patio and sculpture garden.
December 26, 2018

Fiola :: Coral Gables, Miami

Fiola in Coral Gables, Miami is the type of restaurant you would expect to find in a in the world's most cosmopolitan cities. Dinner was deeply satisfying and picture perfect. The cuisine is inspired by regional Italian classics, using local, seasonal ingredients.
December 20, 2018

Shanea Savours’ Favourite Miami Restaurants 2018/2019

Back by popular demand, my personal favourite list of Miami restaurants for 2018/2019 in no particular order, as well as new openings I want to try.
December 8, 2018

The Surf Club Restaurant :: Surfside, Miami

The Surf Club Restaurant in Surfside, Miami is a luxurious place that respects attention to detail, and will take care of your every need. Expect impeccable service, finesse, glamour, and impeccable execution.
December 6, 2018

Core Restaurant, Toronto

Core aims to prepare creative, authentic dishes with seasonal ingredients. It's a Canadian bistro with French influences that has finally brought a neighbourhood fine dining experience to the east end of Toronto.
December 3, 2018

Sara Restaurant :: Toronto

You do not have to indulge in a fine dining experience to receive outstanding food. One of Toronto’s hottest new restaurants, Sara, has a kitchen bursting with ambition, inventive and creative food in a serene, yet casual environment.
November 25, 2018

Belmond Rio Sagrado :: Cusco, Peru

Situated close to fields and lush mountains is one of Peru’s loveliest properties, The Belmond Rio Sagrado in Cusco. It is a unique hideaway in the Sacred Valley, an exclusive enclave modeled on Andean Life, with 5-star service.
November 21, 2018

The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette :: Ontario

There is an open kitchen at the Restaurant at Pearl Morissette in Ontario where you see Chefs Daniel and Eric, work alongside their team to create a French and Canadian, inspired cuisine. All the ceramics and utensils are custom crafted by locals, and everything is hand washed by the chefs and staff.
November 20, 2018

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas :: Cusco, Peru

Of all the hotels we stayed in during our 2 1/2 week visit to Peru, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco had the most refined service, excellent interiors and original antiques.
November 20, 2018

Mil :: Cusco, Peru

I’ve never eaten 100% local, like at Mil in Cusco, Peru. This place is part restaurant and part lab. Working with biologists, botanists, and anthropologists to learn more about Andean food, its history, culture and science. It is a groundbreaking restaurant, a one of kind experience, that focuses on elevation, rather than just the season. It is worth the detour.
November 16, 2018

Chicha :: Cusco, Peru

Chicha in Cusco, Peru, is a restaurant where you can taste all the regional dishes, with a modern twist, as well as international ones, presented beautifully.
November 14, 2018

Limo :: Cusco, Peru

Go to Limo for the view of Cusco, Peru, the ambiance, the Pisco sours, and the chill out music. Beautiful day or night, and one of the town's better dining options.
November 13, 2018

Map Cafe :: Cusco, Peru

Map Cafe was probably my favourite place for dinner in Cusco, Peru. It was also the one place in town that you could dress up, enjoy live harp music, and a candlelight dinner.
November 8, 2018

Zazu :: Quito, Ecuador

Chef Alpala of Zazu in Quito, Ecuador works closely with farmers, grows vegetables in the restaurant's greenhouses and selects his seafood from the nearby coast. Dining in a modern setting with quality ingredients and refined service. One of Quito's top choices.
November 7, 2018

Maido vs. Central – 2 Top Ten Compared

Last year I had the opportunity to eat at a gastronomic dinner in Miami, where the special guest was Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura, who cooked an exquisite Japanese-Peruvian fusion meal. He has been voted the 7th best restaurant in the world this year on the San Pellegrino’s list. So I had to return to his restaurant in Lima for another “Nikkei” experience at San Martin 399, in the Miraflores district.
November 7, 2018

Central vs. Maido – 2 Top Ten Compared

If you consider yourself a true foodie than Central in Lima is a must-visit destination. Each dish here is beautifully prepared with precision, intellectualism, innovation, finesse and notable highlights. Craft vs art, and the hype meets reality. Kudos!
November 6, 2018

Astrid Y Gaston :: Lima, Peru

At Astrid Y Gaston in Lima, Peru everything was well-choreographed and extremely professional. It is a great experience for foodies and I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend this fine dining Peruvian cuisine.
October 31, 2018

Maido :: Lima, Peru

Maido in Lima Peru serves "Nikkei", a Peruvian cuisine with Japanese influences brought to Peru through Japanese immigrants. It's voted the 7th best restaurant in the world on the San Pellegrino 2018 list.
October 27, 2018

El Mercado :: Lima, Peru

There is a reason El Mercado in Lima, Peru has a buzz, and has people lining up and waiting to get in. Many say it's the top seafood restaurant, and who am I to argue, when I enjoyed my meal so much.
October 14, 2018

Sushi Erika :: Miami

Sushi Erika in Miami is always packed, with absolutely no social media, just word of mouth. I always order the Love roll, a spider roll topped with torched salmon, and drizzled with truffle oil.
October 10, 2018

Frilu Restaurant :: Toronto

Toronto's Frilu Restaurant is a modern, casual eatery, serving fine dining, with warm, gracious hospitality and showcasing playful, creative and dramatic food.
September 27, 2018

Alma Restaurant :: Toronto

Alma Restaurant in Toronto is unpretentious, approachable, and delicious, with an eclectic menu. Chef Anna Chen is producing a larger than life winning formula.
September 25, 2018

Konjikin Ramen :: Toronto

At Konjikin Ramen in Toronto you can taste the traditional methods used to provide their flavour packed broth and his delicious noodles. Every single step is painstakingly considered.
September 23, 2018

Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto :: Toronto

Toronto's Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto offers a culinary expression of art, with meticulous preparation and beautiful presentations. From artistically carved vegetables, to the finest uni and freshest and best quality sashimi, it's an evening of very fine and precious cuisine.
September 12, 2018

Momofuku Kōjin :: Toronto

Momofuku Kōjin in Toronto is a new frontier for David Chang of Momofuku fame. He has given Chef Paula free reign to showcase her cooking skills, which are innovative and extremely satisfying.
September 10, 2018

Obra Kitchen Table :: Miami

At Obra Kitchen Table in Miami my meal was a gastronomic feast, that was creative, ambitious, innovative and yet unpretentious, approachable and casual. Considering the pedigree of the chef, the food was moderately priced.
September 8, 2018

Wynona Restaurant :: Toronto

At Wynona in Toronto, the experience was more than pleasant and relaxed, with good food at moderate prices, in a casual atmosphere.
September 3, 2018

The Spotted Pig :: New York

Not all my reviews are about the latest hotspot. Occasionally I like to write about a tried and true winner. One such place is the Spotted Pig in New York’s West Village. It just may be New York’s most famous gastropub.
September 1, 2018

Olmsted :: Brooklyn, NY

Olmsted offers sophisticated food at moderate prices. It really is worth the trip to Brooklyn for creative small plates, that are refreshing, whimsical and ambitious.
August 29, 2018

Alo Bar :: Yorkville, Toronto

Alo Bar Yorkville stands out from a pack of other new places, pushing out exciting food that will likely keep the restaurant popular for a long time. I really enjoyed the culinary and hospitality philosophy there. I predict this will be one of the hottest tables in town.
August 16, 2018

Frenchette :: New York

Voted one of the best new restaurants in America for 2018, Frenchette in NYC's Tribeca neighborhood, showcases its talent by bringing back some nostalgic comfort as well as a mix of modern French cuisine.
August 8, 2018

Gennaro Amitrano Restaurant :: Capri

Gennaro Amitrano Restaurant in Capri is an elegant, intimate restaurant with professional service, sound pacing, and each dish a visual joy. Is this Capri? A resounding YES!
August 8, 2018

Mirabelle :: Rome

Mirabelle in Rome combines a great view with refined gastronomy. You know you are in excellent hands and are in for a special lunch or dinner.
August 6, 2018

Armando Al Pantheon :: Rome

Armando Al Pantheon in Rome sesrves simple, classic Roman food, using fresh ingredients, that are capably prepared. This is food you can eat every day. Recommend.
August 2, 2018

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm :: Ontario

If you are looking for something a little different to do this summer I suggest a 45-minute drive from Toronto to Milton Ontario, to see Terre Bleu Lavender Farm, Ontario’s largest lavender farm.
July 17, 2018

Fuwa Fuwa :: Toronto

Fuwa Fuwa in Toronto is whipping up some airy, jiggly, delicate and tasty delights. The pancake is also not too sweet and relies on the toppings to give the perfect balance.
July 14, 2018

Pinky’s Ca Phe :: Toronto

I say be adventurous, and you will be treated to a super cool, bohemian, urban vibe. Pinky’s Ca Phe in Toronto is a hidden treasure that serves exciting food with unique, bold, healthy, and distinctive flavours.
July 12, 2018

Giulietta Restaurant :: Toronto

At Giulietta Restaurant in Toronto everything on the menu sounds enticing, and every dish that passed by me looked like exceptional regional specialties.
July 10, 2018

Godspeed Brewery :: Toronto

Godspeed Brewery is a cool place to meet friends for a beer where the food is surprisingly good, with a small menu of about twelve items. Well done, and Godspeed!
June 22, 2018

Paris Paris :: Toronto

All in all, Paris Paris in Toronto is an inviting vibe, with an original, innovative menu. It is a welcome refuge, to get together with friends or loved ones, over a glass or two of wine, and a few bites.
June 20, 2018

Hollywood Cone :: Toronto

I found a place that serves monster size desserts for the serious sweet tooth. Hollywood Cone at 1167 Queen Street West in Toronto, is dishing out some extravaganza creations that are definitely Instagram worthy.
June 18, 2018

IL Covo Restaurant :: Toronto

The menu at IL Covo Restaurant in Toronto is more on the rustic side, with robust flavors. You will find tasty and creative dishes, that are reasonably priced.
June 16, 2018

Pa’La Restaurant :: Phoenix

The experience is fun at Pa’La Restaurant in Phoenix, AZ, and although the menu is minimal, everything is healthy and of the highest quality.
June 14, 2018

Gertrude’s : Phoenix

In Phoenix's captivating Desert Botanical Gardens is Gertrude’s restaurant, situated in an oasis-like garden setting and known for its seasonally inspired cooking.
June 12, 2018

Aviary :: New York

Every drink is designed to thrill the senses. From the unique glassware, fire, smoke, infused ingredients, flavoured ice, magic and whimsy. The bar snacks offered are also creative. No wonder, Grant Achatz of the three-star Michelin restaurant in Chicago is behind this project.
June 12, 2018

360 Adventures Tour :: Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ

We booked a tour through 360 Adventures in Arizona. What an amazing way to experience one of the world’s greatest wonders. We got a dizzying display of nature’s grandeur, with incredible views from sky, land and water.
June 1, 2018

Akira Back :: Toronto

If you value attentive, smart service in a sophisticated setting with playful and tasty food, I think you will enjoy Akira Back in Toronto.
May 30, 2018

Emily :: New York

At Emily in New York the tough decision is agonizing over what to order, the fabulous burger or the sumptuous pizza. I say order one of each and split them.
May 27, 2018

Parallel :: Toronto

New Toronto restaurant, Parallel is a fun place to try, with interesting twists on classic Middle Eastern dishes.
May 24, 2018

Bacchanal Restaurant :: Toronto

Bacchanal Restaurant in Toronto offers variations of delightful and contemporary bistro fare, in a pleasant, relaxed environment.
May 21, 2018

Kay Pacha :: Toronto

I am always excited to see a new Peruvian restaurants opening, and Toronto has far too few of them. Recently Kay Pacha opened at 744 St. Clair Avenue West.
May 21, 2018

Labora Restaurant :: Campo Food Hall, Toronto

Labora Restaurant in Toronto's Campo Food Hall serves robust and flavourful food with appreciation for the simple and perfect preparation and flavour pairing.
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!
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.
December 8, 2017

Dstage :: Madrid

At Madrid's Dstage the meal is a special interactive experience. Each dish is beautifully presented and every ingredient is beautifully contrasted in a perfect balance.
December 7, 2017

Al Fassia :: Marrakech

Al Fassia is of Morocco’s most famous restaurants. It's usually mentioned in every guidebook for serving remarkable gastronomy. It is also the only restaurant you will find that is predominantly run by women. There are two locations for this namesake restaurant.
December 7, 2017

Le Marocain Restaurant :: Marrakech

Le Morocain in Marrakech's La Mamounia Hotel will transport you to the heart of Moroccan hospitality. The food was diverse and exotic with a fusion of flavours and textures.
December 7, 2017

Álbora :: Madrid

Álbora is a refined and ambitious restaurant, serving haute cuisine with Basque Chef David Garcia. The owners have combined two of their other ventures – famous hams and Spain’s most sought-after vegetable conserves, so the restaurant is known for using stellar ingredients.
December 5, 2017

1-800-Lucky :: Wynwood, Miami

1-800-Lucky in Wynwood, Miami is a buzzing marketplace is already a hangout for locals and tourists alike. It has always been difficult to find good Asian food. Now you can find it under one roof. Just be prepared for crowding and lineups. But that makes it part of the fun.
December 5, 2017

Habitat :: Miami (UPDATE)

The food at Habitat in Miami is delightful, and the pricing fair. The food respects the elements and honours simplicity. I was impressed with the level of service from everyone in the restaurant.
December 5, 2017

Ghee Indian Kitchen :: Design District, Miami

Ghee Indian Kitchen brings something fresh and unique to Miami's Design District. The focus is on strong, bright flavors and farm fresh foods. There were so many other dishes that I wanted to try so we will just have to make a return trip.
November 28, 2017

Roberta’s Pizza Pop Up :: Miami

Thought by many to be the best pizza in the Universe, Brooklyn's Roberta’s Pizza has opened an outdoor Pop Up in Miami's Design District.
November 28, 2017

Stubborn Seed :: Miami

Under the direction of Top Chef winner, Jeremy Ford, at Stubborn Seed in Miami, the dishes are ambitious and complex, with a modern twist.
November 26, 2017

Kasbah Tamadot :: Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco's Atlas Mountains offers a magical setting with an emphasis on luxury and pure relaxation in breathtaking surroundings. Highly Recommended.
November 22, 2017

Toronto’s Newest Restaurants 2017-2018

I may be away from Toronto this winter, but I am still keeping tabs on new restaurants. Look forward to you letting me know what you think about these about these as well as anything I should try on my return!
November 20, 2017

Restaurante Triciclo :: Madrid

It's hard to pigeonhole the cuisine at Restaurante Triciclo in Madrid but it's easy to love. The food captures a multicultural spirit, with Spanish, Peruvian, Chinese and Italian dishes. They push the boundaries and serve well prepared and attractively presented dishes.
November 14, 2017

La Mamounia :: Marrakech, Morocco

La Mamounia in Morocco is iconic, opulent and you will be ensured a most luxurious stay. It is hard to tear yourself away to tour Marrakech – it's an intoxicating haven.
November 8, 2017

Bar Sybanne :: Toronto

Bar Sybanne in Toronto surpassed all my expectations. The reasonably priced menu offers artfully-plated, creative dishes with a great interplay of textures and tastes.
November 7, 2017

Miami’s Newest Restaurants 2017-2018

Just when you thought you were all caught up with the latest restaurants in Miami, here comes a new list to keep you busy this season. Watch for my upcoming reviews.
November 1, 2017

Aloette Restaurant :: Toronto

Toronto's Aloette is a neighbourhood bistro that's been packed from day one, and for good reason. The food was reasonably priced for the exceptional quality.
October 31, 2017

Arzabal :: Madrid, Spain

Arzabal in Madrid, Spain is sophisticated and romantic, serving quality food that is modestly priced. The whole experience is all very easy to digest.
October 29, 2017

Maker Pizza :: Toronto

Maker Pizza focuses on what matters – fresh ingredients, creative recipes, cooked to order options and friendly staff. It has been rated number one in many Toronto publications and I can see why.
October 19, 2017

Kost Restaurant :: Toronto

There has been much hype about the opening this fall of the new, slick Bisha Hotel and residential condominium at 80 Blue Jays Way in downtown Toronto. Charles Kabouth is one of the principles and he is known in Toronto as a restaurant entrepreneur.
October 13, 2017

Kiin :: Toronto

At Kiin in Toronto each item is meticulously prepared and beautifully presented, with rich flavours that ripple across the taste buds.
October 6, 2017

Visa Infinite Dining Series – Brothers Food and Wine – Toronto

Brothers Food and Wine in Toronto hosted the Visa Infinite Dining Series, serving an insanely good meal from beginning to end. The evening was perfection.
October 1, 2017

Hexagon Restaurant :: Oakville

Hexagon Restaurant in Oakville strives for culinary excellence, and Chef Sean goes to great lengths to succeed. His new restaurant sets the stage for his creative talent.
September 27, 2017

The Pool :: New York

Many restaurants come and go but the Pool Room and Grill in New York have stood the test of time and were always packed with the privileged few of the business, society and celebrity world.
September 26, 2017

Anderson’s Frozen Custard :: Buffalo, New York

When I find myself in Buffalo, New York, I always make sure to stop by Anderson's Frozen Custard. Luckily there are now seven locations and a food truck.
September 21, 2017

Copetin :: Toronto

Toronto's Copetin has a buzz and a cool vibe. And, more importantly, the food is bursting with flavour and every dish is exciting in a different way.
September 7, 2017

Zen Restaurant :: Toronto

Zen Restaurant in Toronto aims to preserve the culture of Japanese cuisine, providing excellent service and beautifully prepared dishes using fresh, unique ingredients. It exceeded our expectations and lit up my umami sensors.
August 23, 2017

Montgomery’s Restaurant :: Toronto

Montgomery's Restaurant has steadily become known by those "in the know", featuring Canadian dishes with local ingredients, many sourced from the Mennonite community.
August 16, 2017

Dizengoff :: Miami

Dizengoff in Wynwood, Miami serves simple, elevated food at affordable prices. Their freshly made hummus and tahini are creamy and dreamy.
August 11, 2017

El Rey Mezcal Bar :: Toronto

El Rey Mezcal Bar in Toronto serves well-curated drinks and fun Mexican bar snacks in a cheerful environment.
August 10, 2017

Dashi :: Miami

Dashi in Miami's River Yacht Club serves beautifully presented dishes that tempt all the senses with equally beautiful views. I don’t think you will be disappointed!
August 4, 2017

Mandarin Oriental Hotel :: Milan

At the Mandarin Oriental in Milan all your senses will be pampered in this sumptuous, prestigious and stylish hotel.
August 4, 2017

Seta :: Milan

Seta is one of Milan's best dining destinations. It sets the bar high, with original, conceptual Italian dishes that not only look stunning, they also taste it.
August 3, 2017

Ristorante Cocchi :: Parma

Dining at Ristorante Cocchi in Parma may have been my favourite meal in Italy this year. It was a sumptuous experience in regional cuisine. It exceeded my wildest expectations.
August 2, 2017

Metamorfosi :: Rome

Metamorfosi in Rome delivers an exceptionally good meal of fusion cuisine with an eclectic, international feel. It's a special restaurant in every respect. Highly recommend.
August 1, 2017

JK Kitchen :: Capri

JK Kitchen Restaurant & Terrace in Capri delivers a level of luxury, charm, style and attention to detail that creates a truly special evening.
August 1, 2017

Skippa Restaurant :: Toronto

Using the best ingredients and some serious skills, Skippa in Toronto is a success story about how hard work can pay off. Each course had a different layering of flavours.
July 27, 2017

Osteria Francescana :: Modena

Osteria Francescana in Modena, IT serves modern Italian cuisine in a sophisticated setting. It's the ultimate stage for Chef Massimo to showcase his supreme talent.
July 19, 2017

Ristorante Berton :: Milan

I have never seen such a beautifully designed, chic restaurant in Italy before as Ristorante Berton in Milan.
July 17, 2017

Dry :: Milan

Dry is a contemporary spot in Milan with a unique combination of pizza and mixology. It became so popular they added a second location.
July 16, 2017

Hosteria Giusti :: Modena

Hosteria Giusti in Modena, Italy is very authentic, focusing on regional and classical dishes of pure Emilia cuisine. We were truly enamored with this delightful spot.
July 14, 2017

Ristorante Da Danilo :: Modena

Da Danilo in Modena, Italy is a family run restaurant where the food is made the same way as it was 50 years ago. It's an unexpected surprise.
July 13, 2017

Ristorante Da Giacomo :: Milano

I know when I book Ristorante Da Giacomo in Milano I will always get a consistently good meal. It is an old Milanese trattoria that is tried and true with a kitchen that is well-executed.
July 4, 2017

Sud Forno :: Toronto

Everything is extremely fresh at Sud Forno in Toronto. One fabulous treat is the bombolini, an Italian sugar donut with fillings of Nutella or crema.
July 2, 2017

La Palma Restaurant :: Toronto

Toronto's La Palma is a new fun restaurant with respectable food. The menu is Italian at heart with a California sensibility.
July 1, 2017

Estia :: Toronto

Estia is Toronto's new "it" restaurant of the moment. The emphasis is on fresh, simple, uncomplicated dishes, that are cooked well. And really, isn’t this just what people are looking for? The restaurant is chic, and sophisticated with a hip vibe.
June 28, 2017

Gabriel Kreuther :: New York

If you go to Gabriel Kreuther in New York be prepared to be wowed. The chef presents inspired tasting menus in an impressive setting.
June 20, 2017

Motel Morris :: New York

Motel Morris in New York Motel is not a motel, it's a restaurant in Chelsea with an ode to the 1960's motel culture.
June 19, 2017

Augustine :: New York

Augustine restaurant in New York is stunning. You would never know it just opened in November of 2016. It looks like it is right out of Belle Époque Paris.
June 14, 2017

Avra Madison Estiatorio :: New York

Avra Madison Estiatorio in New York is a new "it" restaurant serving upscale traditional Greek cuisine, conveniently located across from Barney's and the shops on Madison Avenue.
June 14, 2017

Eleven Madison Park :: New York

The meal was indulgence – a culinary adventure that was expertly served in a magnificent art deco setting. Everything that adorned the plates was thoughtfully conceived and gorgeously executed.
June 12, 2017

Bake Shoppe :: Toronto

The Bake Shoppe in Toronto will make you happy and nostalgic, and provide comfort that makes you want to buy all these scrumptious creations.
June 11, 2017

Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva :: Phoenix

Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva offers refined tasting menus and a la carte dishes featuring carefully sourced ingredients, and bold flavours, some dishes using more than twenty varieties of chilies.
June 11, 2017

Match Restaurant and Cocktails :: Phoenix

Located in the new Found:Re Boutique Hotel, Match Cuisine and Cocktails was on Phoenix Magazine list of promising Valley restaurants. But less than 6 months in, this attractive restaurant had already lost its chef, ouch!
June 11, 2017

Fat Ox :: Scottsdale

A restaurant that has been generating a lot of buzz in Scottsdale is Fat Ox, a mega restaurant that opened in November 2016 at 6316 North Scottsdale Road under the leadership of Chef Matt Carter, previously of Zinc Bistro and The Mission.
June 8, 2017

Binkley’s :: Phoenix

Dining at Binkley's in Phoenix was one of my most memorable experiences that I won't soon forget. Without a doubt, it is the best restaurant in the city.
June 8, 2017

Lavelle : Toronto

The views are wonderful and the music is chill – relax in a cabana or a day bed, and order bottle service. If you don't travel or have a cottage, this is a nice little refuge from the maddening crowd, and it is right in the city.
June 5, 2017

Gloria :: New York

One of the things I love about New York is that are no shortage of wonderful little neighborhood restaurants everywhere you look. One such gem, new to the scene is Gloria.
May 31, 2017

Rotisserie Georgette :: New York

Georgette Frakas has herself a great brassiere that serves French fare, and serves it to a well-heeled upper east side crowd. As the New York Post said, "it is something to cluck about".
May 30, 2017

Tratto :: Phoenix

Chris Bianco, the James Beard award-winning chef, who has a national reputation for pizza has himself another winner, with his newest venture, Tratto in Phoenix, AZ.
May 28, 2017

Virtu Honest Craft :: Scottsdale

Virtu Restaurant, in Scottsdale, opened four years ago in 2013. That same year they were named Best New Restaurants in America by Esquire Magazine and they have also received a James Beard nomination. I thought I needed to check out the place and see for myself.
May 25, 2017

Ocotillo Restaurant :: Phoenix

Ocotillo in Phoenix is the quintessential modern Arizona eatery. They are a new gold standard, capturing the hearts of locals and tourists alike.
May 22, 2017

Canis :: Toronto

All the dishes at Canis in Toronto have simple descriptions on the menu, but when you receive the food you see how complex each dish is, with many components to them.
May 20, 2017

Lobster Sea Grille :: Miami

I am not exaggerating when I say that the lobster at Lobster Sea Grille in Miami is the best damn lobster I have had in eons. My table all raved about the quality and execution.
May 20, 2017

Lake Inez :: Toronto

One of the reasons I think Lake Inez in Toronto is jam packed and so popular is the hands on approach of the owners, who constantly come by to see how everything is going.
May 16, 2017

Atlas Restaurant :: Toronto

Doug Penfold's new Toronto restaurant, Atlas, features dishes inspired by the his travels to Morocco and the Atlas Mountains. The cuisine presents a rich tapestry of spices and herbs, textures and tastes.
May 15, 2017

La Banane :: Toronto

Since returning to Toronto from Miami, one of my most anticipated new restaurant openings has been La Banane. In a few short months it has become Toronto's "it" restaurant.
May 9, 2017

Grey Gardens :: Toronto

Toronto's Grey Gardens is fresh, seasonal and creative. A neighbourhood place where you can drop by for a drink and snacks, or stay for dinner.
May 1, 2017

Bar Ape :: Toronto

Bar Ape uses refined recipes and serve an artisanal, handcrafted from scratch, gelato bar. The flavours are intense and the mouth feel is sinfully creamy.
May 1, 2017

Flora Bar :: New York

The Upper East Side crowd gets to feast on bold flavours and textures with unique interpretations of dishes. The plates are small, but inventive and elevated with a complexity that isn't expected.
April 28, 2017

Valentino Italian Cucina :: Ft. Lauderdale

At Valentino Italian Cucina in Ft. Lauderdale Chef Giovanni creates expertly prepared Italian dishes with a modern twist using fresh, high-quality ingredients in all that he prepares.
April 26, 2017

Rina and Alice :: Jerusalem

Jerusalem Chefs Rina and Alice have created a tasty and inventive menu in their modern and cozy restaurant. We were happy to have this option on a Saturday afternoon in Jerusalem.