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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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.