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Winterlicious 2016: Cibo wine & bar

Cibo wine and bar has a great ambiance and a very spacious feel, as soon as you enter the place.  There was a very tall wall filled with a variety of wines for you wine lovers. As for me, I was there only for the $18 winterlicious lunch so here goes my winterlicious foodie lunch experience :) We started off with some warm bread and olives on the side. (I ate all the olives and they were seedless, love them ) For starters, I had…

Winterlicious 2016: Celestin

Winterlicious is here and a great time to try those 3 course meals at a super discounted price; here is what I got a chance to enjoy this year at Celestin's lunch: Starters: Moules Provencales with Peppers, Fennel and Garlic. I super enjoyed the creamy sauce that these mussels came with; just the right amount for an appetizer. Among the other options was also Celery Root Soup with Chestnuts and Truffle Foam Mains: European Sea Bass Filet stuffed with Prawns, Spinach and…

Montreal & Quebec city road trip – 2 to 3 days

I went twice in one year to Montreal; once during February (winter time) and another during summer time at the end of August. So I will share best of visiting in each season and things to do :) Montreal - Winter (February - 3 days) Gouverneur Hotel Montreal - I went with my university for reading week, so stayed at a very discounted price and it was a very decent 3 star hotel; accessible to various subway stations, closest being Berri-UQAM First night…

Emma’s country kitchen ; breakfast & brunch

Located close to St. Clair West station; Emma's Country Kitchen, close to downtown Toronto,  is sure to be crowded with people eager for some breakfast or brunch. Aroma of caramelized onions is what I remember from my visit, and if you know that aroma, then you know how amazing that smell is. They don't take reservations so there was a wait time of about 20 minutes but people don't mind the wait, as the food is worth it. We ordered their…

Favorite Hakka place : China Cottage

Once in a while I get bored of the blend food so to spice things up I go to one of my Favorite Hakka restaurants; China cottage 👍.  They have a location in Scarborough by Pharmacy & Ellesmere, and another bigger location by Markham & Steeles My go to dishes here are: Their Fish or Shrimp Pakoras And if you go Hakka , you gotta order Manchurian Chicken   They also have fairly cheap lunch specials with meat, rice and…

La Carnita – Hipster vibes and savoury street food

This place has a really hip and youthful vibe with some great variety of street vendor style food. Some Scallop Ceviche with crispy plantain for starters. Then their main specialty; Mexican Street Corn ( corn on the cob but better!) Followed by some Cod Tacos (In Cod We Trust), it super crispy on the outside and moist and flaky from the inside. Some serious Scorpion Wings 👍 And finally wrap up the meal with another taco "Tostada de Ceviche" The…

Worth the lineup: Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake

You gotta lineup here and can only get one cheesecake per person; and gotta go back in line if you want to get another cheesecake. What's the deal with all this hassle? I would say it is an experience, and a good one indeed when you taste that oh so good cheesecake. It costs $10 per cheesecake and its made fresh in front of you with no preservatives. That's the reason for the lineup and the reason that the cheesecake…

Some taste of Portugal – Churrasco Portugril

A few months ago, I got a chance to visit Lisbon, Portugal, (post about the trip coming soon!) and what better way to bring back some of the memories then by finding that food back at home in Toronto. So I came across Churrasco Portugril, located in Scarborough at 1733 Eglinton Ave. East. The place inside has a decent seating area, it is self serve and the smell of chicken when you walk in will just make your hunger buds…

Great Breakfast is Served – Chez Cora

Great breakfast is served here every time at Chez Cora; it is always quality and full of color. There are several locations in Canada, one in Scarborough is at 45 Milner Ave., and there are few others in the heart of downtown Toronto. From Crepes, Waffles, Omellete, Pancakes, Sandwiches, Fresh Fruits to Lunch Panini's, there is something for whatever you are craving. Vegetarian options to Meat lovers option, it is my favorite place to have a brunch or super early morning…

Another awesome graffiti spot: Markham & VIP

I love spotting art and graffiti by raw artists expressing ideas through this creative channel. One of the well known places by many in downtown Toronto is Graffiti Alley, which I covered in an earlier post you can check out here: Wandering Downtown Alleys Recently, came across some awesome graffiti and modern art in a pretty unexpected place; Markham & VIP movie theatre. This is a huge movie theatre, which also has a VIP theatre, where we watched "The Martian"…