The Emilia-Romagna region of Italy is a less touristy area of the country, and has been described as a center of food in Italy. It is here that some of the greatest products of Italy, and possibly the world, are produced. Some examples include Parmigiano-Reggiano and Balsamic Vinegar. I was excited to be in Bologna […]Read More Trattoria Da Me – First “real” taste of Bolognese
This restaurant needs no introduction, San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants in the World – Ranked #1 in 2018, 3 Michelin Stars, etc etc. I had tried to get a reservation the normal way. By logging into the reservation system on the day they released seats. Despite logging on early, I was #2,500 in the virtual […]Read More Osteria Francescana – What it was like to eat dinner at the best restaurant in the world
Tachi is a stand up omakase sushi bar located in the Assembly Food Hall in downtown Toronto. This was my first time visiting Assembly Hall and won’t be my last. I observed a ton of interesting places to check out from ramen, to a full bar, to pizza etc. Tachi is brought to you by […]Read More Tachi – Mind Blowing Stand up “EXPRESS” Omakase
Alobar is a sister restaurant of the famed Alo in Toronto, widely regarded as Canada’s best, and most difficult to get a reservation at, restaurant. We started off with a chilled lobster topped with lime aioli and a salad. This was followed by an off the menu special – grilled kusshi oysters. I usually like […]Read More Alobar – For $85 You Don’t Know Where the Beef is From???
Lake Inez describes its food as Asian street and comfort food. The chef, Jay Moore, was the sous chef at Momofuku Ko in New York. The menu was pretty interesting. We started with a Teriyaki Beef Tartare that was served with nori. Followed by a crunchy bbq squash salad. Then Miso Molasses Pork Skewers. The […]Read More Lake Inez – Familiar Tastes with Interesting Takes
Dinner With a View was promoted by AMEX and is a unique dining experience where you have dinner in an unusual setting. In this case, it was in a plastic igloo/bubble, under a highway bridge in Toronto, in an area called The Bentway. You have to pay for rental of the bubble and dinners (up […]Read More Dinner With a View – Unique Dining Experience
Scaramouche is a highly rated restaurant in Toronto on almost any platform. Here is my experience. The location is a bit unique. Its located in an older residential condo building. However, once you walk in, its a very nice, elegant venue with an amazing view of the city. We started with four appetizers: Kushi oysters […]Read More Scaramouche – Meh
Flight Date – April 6, 2019 Airbus 320-200; AC574 Seats 2A and 2C (bulkhead) These are the best seats in business class due to the cut out in the bulkhead. As opposed to other cut outs I have seen, these are “real” cut outs and not just tiny slits at the bottom of the bulkhead. […]Read More Air Canada – Vancouver to San Francisco – A320-200 – Business Class Bulkhead
Last week, I attended a Wall Street Journal + (WSJ+) dinner at the restaurant at Meadowood. I was curious as to how this meal would compare to the other three Michelin star restaurants in the area, namely, Single Thread and The French Laundry. Note that its been a couple of years since I went to […]Read More Meadowood Restaurant WSJ+ Event vs Single Thread vs The French Laundry?
Single Thread is a three Michelin Star restaurant (#91 on the World’s “50” best) located in Healdsburg, California, about 1-1.5 hours drive from San Francisco, in Sonoma. What interested me about this meal, was the it was inspired by Japanese Kaiseki dining. I found the flavors to be simple, clean and fresh. The presentation was […]Read More Single Thread – Very Interesting Meal