JANUARY 2018Daniel Boulud closed downtowns db Bistro Moderne and reopened it with his Boulud Sud.
JANUARY 2018Top Chef couple Jeff NcInnis and Janine Booth closed their Sarsaparilla Club at the Shelborne hotel and are replacing it with a pop up of their New York Root and Bone. It will stay open through March, and will hopefully find a following.
May 14, 2020
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
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
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
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
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.
July 10, 2019
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.
May 23, 2019
November 7, 2018
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
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!
March 8, 2018
"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!
December 5, 2017
October 6, 2017
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.
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March 22, 2017
March 15, 2017
There's a buzz to La Petite Maison in Miami. The place exudes luxury, charm and style. They've really gone to great lengths in terms of hospitality, bringing in staff from the Dubai and London locations to assist the opening. If they can just refine the food, the discriminating clientele will return in droves.
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February 21, 2017
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January 26, 2017
On January 25th, 2017 Melanie Cohen of Social Miami together with the Miami Beach Women's Club and Creative Edge Parties, hosted an event to celebrate "A New Year in Miami PR".
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January 24, 2017
January 10, 2017
Peruvian cuisine is among the most varied and best in the world. Each region has its own local culinary treasures depending on the climate and landscape, including influences from the indigenous population including the Incas as well as cuisines brought from Europe including Spain, Italy, and Germany. There can also be influences from Asia and West Africa as well.
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July 21, 2016
June 16, 2016
The Chef is Japanese but classically trained in French cooking. He worked with Jamie Kennedy as a sous chef at Crush Wine Bar, and you can tell when you eat the twice-fried French fries. This neighbourhood bistro is a French restaurant with a modern flair and some global influences.
June 6, 2016
It was an honour to be interviewed by It's Droolyworthy! Here's a tease: ID: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far with the blog? SS: Doing a blog is a lot of work, long hours and way too much eating. It is also rewarding to get instant feedback and watching your followers grow. Seeing so many talented chefs, artists, and business people in various fields who are so creative. I have seen thousands of other people who share my interests and passion through social media. I have learned there is a growing interest in elevated food experiences. People want to be engaged and more educated about food than ever before.
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May 21, 2016
Nathalie Diamantis of Bulgari, flew in from New York to oversee the evening. Champagne was flowing and chef Victor Barry of PIANO PIANO was there to greet guests and supervise the wonderful hors d'oeuvres being passed around.
May 6, 2016
Unscripted Bal Harbour held another interesting Art Chat on April 28th, 2016, at the St. Regis Hotel in Bal Harbour. A full house came out to hearMr. Franklin Sirmans, the director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), and a curator, writer and educator, interview world renown artist, Teresita Fernandez.
May 5, 2016
This is the Pubbelly boys first restaurant off the beach. Considering it has only been open a few weeks you would think they would be present to make sure things were running smoothly. I kept reading that this restaurant is like nothing you've seen before. Well, I hope not nor do I wish to see it again.
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March 21, 2016
We attended with friends of Usher and got to enjoy the concert backstage and up close. Let me tell you, these artists put on a stupendous show. The highlight of the evening was meeting Usher – he was a true gentleman, very friendly and humble. His wife and manager, Grace Miguel, treated us like rock stars. Amazing evening!
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March 18, 2016
We're excited to announce that you can now find Shanea Savours Miami restaurant reviews on SocialMiami.com. To celebrate becoming a Contributor, @ShaneaSavours is taking over @SocialMiami's twitter this weekend as an introduction to their 50k+ follower family.
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March 16, 2016
We opted for a chef's tasting at $65 for five courses, two appetizers, two mains and a dessert, which is a relative bargain. It works out to $13 per course. Yes they are tiny portions but each dish is labour intensive and has good quality ingredients. I think for a first time here that is the way to go so you can sample some of Chefs Brad Kilgore’s cooking. But a la carte is also an option. The wine list was also quite reasonable. We enjoyed a bottle of Whispering Angel Rose that went well with our dinner. Please note the prices have not increased in the past year.
February 19, 2016
To be fair I have only been here once and I couldn't sample all the dishes I would have liked to. The ambience is relaxed and sophisticated with a nautical beach chic look. There is lots of wood , stone floors, an open kitchen and a lovely outside bar area and patio that would be glorious on a nice day. It was closed for our dinner for some reason and it was an icebox inside the restaurant, strike one. They try to seat us at the worst table next to the kitchen entrance and by the waiters station, strike two.
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February 5, 2016
Ni.Do. Caffé first opened about five years ago in the MiMo area of Miami to rave reviews. I loved the food and the casual ambience there. However when I ate there several months ago it wasn't up to its typical high standards. So it was with trepidation that I tried the new location at 11052 Biscayne Blvd.
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January 23, 2016
December 29, 2015
The experience of Talde Restaurant in the Thompson Hotel on 4041 Collins Avenue, starts at the entrance. It's cool, you feel like you are going through some graffiti strewn back alley. The dining room has a large shipping container in the center of the room and has banquets as part of it. There is a lot of hand painted graffiti throughout. The music is VERY loud, making it hard to talk. The majority of the music is hip hop. Overall the atmosphere is fun and casual.
December 26, 2015
We had the pleasure of eating at Via Verdi and we were impressed with the food as well as the warm welcome from the Carro brothers and their staff. A special shout out to Fabrizio who really made our dinner very special with his meal suggestions and conversation.
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December 19, 2015
I have some exciting news to share with you! On the suggestion of many of you I have decided to start a blog for my restaurant and destination reviews from home to around the world. Over the last couple weeks I have been with a designer to launch the blog (for those who were wondering why you haven't heard from me lately, now you know why!) and I am here to invite you to the virtual unveiling!
December 16, 2015
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September 23, 2015
Michelle Bernstein finally reopened her restaurant after a renovation. This was a highly anticipated meal for us. The restaurant is no longer called Michy's but it is now Cena. The restaurant is very cool looking, it is a 60's modern look of old Miami.
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January 22, 2015