Review


Benchmark Restaurant – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

Culinary Excellence at Niagara College Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College | Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario This article also appears on Urbanicity and TripAdvisor. In the heart of the Niagara region lies a picturesque Niagara College Campus, famous for its culinary programs that include wine and beer production on site. To start the experience, enjoy a tasting in the winery, which like all the facilities on campus is...

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Trius Winery Restaurant – Review 2016 Food / Review / Wine

Rustic Goodness Trius Winery Restaurant | Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor. Another Winery restaurant worth visiting is Trius Winery Restaurant in Virgil part of the Niagara On The Lake area. This is another feather on the Andrew Peller Limited cap yet it looks and feel different than the Peller Estate winery. While the latter is set in a more classic French chateau...

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Café Limoncello – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

An original catalyst for Ottawa Street rebirth Café Limoncello | Hamilton, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor. In the 9-8th century BC legend would have it that failing to seduce Ulysses, Parthenope the siren threw herself in the sea and was washed ashore , landing on a rock in the southern coast of Italy . The real story being less fantastic would be that...

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Detour Cafe – Review 2016 Food / Review / Wine

An urban retreat in Dundas Detour Cafe | Dundas, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor and Urbanicity. In the Toronto Life issue of September 2011, a column with title “exodue to suburbs” appeared. It was about young couples with kids fleeing the big smoke for greener, less stressful pastures. In it, there was the story of a couple from Toronto moving to Dundas: Crystal and...

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Red Stone Winery – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

Another Jewel in the Tawse Terroir Collection Empire Red Stone Winery | Beamsville, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor and Urbanicity. As promised with the advent of good weather, we will explore more of the Niagara wine region and its many offerings: Moray Tawse is a well known and respected name in the Canadian wine world. The Tawse winery won Canada’s winery of the year...

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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites – Review 2016 Hotels / Review

A Long Tradition in Hospitality Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites | Niagara Falls, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor. I had the pleasure to stay overnight at the Hilton Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Ontario. I was given a room overlooking the Falls and it is truly a sight to be seen. The reception processed a never ending line up of tourist and business...

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Peller Estates Winery – Review 2016 Food / Review / Wine

Part of Ontario Winemaking History Peller Estates Winery | Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor and Urbanicity. What does Wine and winemaking have to do with a Food culture column? Everything, wine is used in the cooking process but most of all it is a beverage of choice dating back thousands of years. Vineyards and viticulture create magnificent landscapes and enhance the countryside with...

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Puravida Tuscan Deli & Espresso Bar – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review

Part of the Renaissance of Ottawa Street North Puravida Tuscan Deli & Espresso Bar | Hamilton, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor and Urbanicity. Sauro, the owner of the Tuscan deli, the subject of our story today, could be considered a “renaissance man”. It is a description that has been used and abused over the years but in his case it would be fitting. Born...

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Ennoteca Otto Pizzeria – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review

Another Batali Gem Ennoteca Otto Pizzeria | Las Vegas, Nevada This article also appears on TripAdvisor. We decided to have a late lunch at this place. It is located in “St Mark’s” square Venice… This is the most incredible setting you could imagine. It is a reproduction of the real thing with an artificial sky that looks every bit real. At time of visit the...

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Wild Orchid – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

Flavours of Aveiro – Connecting Land and Sea Wild Orchid | Hamilton, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor and Urbanicity. Jorge is the proprietor and Chef of the Wild Orchid restaurant . They are celebrating their 20th anniversary this coming June. Let’s look at what makes Jorge and his venue tick: The place where Jorge’s family is originally from is called Aveiro. The culture of...

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