Wine


Salvatore’s – Review 2016 Article / Food / Review / Wine

Authentic Italian in Burlington Salvatore’s | Burlington, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor. Previously located on Lakeshore East in Oakville, Salvatore’s moved this year to downtown Burlington. Sure enough it is located on Lakeshore again, facing Spencer Smith Park and the famous Pier. The décor is simple but elegant with white cloth table covers and a small patio a couple of steps above the...

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Ravine Vineyard Restaurant – Review 2016 Article / Food / Review / Wine

St. Davids, Ontario Wine Country Ravine Vineyard Restaurant | Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario This article also appears on Urbanicity and TripAdvisor. We often hear from eating establishment owners that they source locally. It is a sign of the time and appeals to our senses. At Ravine, it is taken to an entirely different level. They raise their own pigs and produce their own Charcuterie (Cold Cuts) and...

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Quatrefoil – Review 2016 Article / Food / Review / Wine

Classically Inspired Contemporary French Quatrefoil | Dundas, Ontario This article also appears on Urbanicity and TripAdvisor. Since it opens its doors, this establishment was immediately recognized as a special place. In 2010 Enroute (Air Canada’s inflight magazine) ranked it in the top 10 best new restaurants in the country. It is housed in a historical building in downtown Dundas, with its gothic revival architecture, dating...

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Jake’s Grill & Oyster House – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

A Burlington Tradition since 1985 Jake’s Grill & Oyster House | Burlington, Ontario This article also appears on Urbanicity and TripAdvisor. Jake’s is an institution in Burlington, it has been around for over a quarter century and never disappoints. If you want fresh oysters it is the best place to be. But beyond that, they have happy hour on Wednesdays from 3 PM to closing,...

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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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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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