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    Pre-opening celebration with Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

    Last Friday, we had the pleasure of attending Ruth’s Chris’ pre-opening rehearsal dinner at their new restaurant. Their new restaurant located literally across the airport (970 Dixon Road) officially opened to the public on November 13th. The cost of the meals that evening went to benefit the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Before this visit to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, I’ve actually never stepped foot into any Ruth’s Chris restaurant so you can only imagine my excitement! For the pre-opening dinner, we were given your not so average pre-fix menu. Rather than having 3 pre-selected courses, we were given 6 courses (some courses to share). Veal Osso Buco Ravioli Saffron-infused pasta with sautéed baby spinach…

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    Brighton, here we come!

    We ventured off to Brighton for a day trip one sunny afternoon. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of London just for a little breather. Brighton is a sea side town that is just about an hour train ride south of London. I remember stumbling out of Brighton Train Station instantly feeling very calm and relaxed! It’s the cute and little quaint boutiques that I like so much about Brighton. But of all places why Brighton? Well, let’s just say my favourite youtubers (Zoella & Alfie) reside in Brighton and a day trip to this beautiful town was a must! Steps away from Brighton Train Station, we found ourselves at Cafe Coho – a cozy little…

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    Ontario: 24 hour getaway to Wayne Gretzky Estates

    Last week, we were whisked away to the beautiful Niagara on the Lake region to explore the newly opened Wayne Gretzky Estates. We had pleasure of meeting those behind-the-scenes experts whilst getting up close and personal at the wine-making facility & vineyard. We spent 24 hours in the region learning, tasting and enjoying the beautiful view overlooking the vineyards. ABOUT WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATES The Wayne Gretzky  Winery and Distillery is a destination for any wine and whisky enthusiasts. The 23,000 square foot facility includes a winery, distillery, tasting areas, retail and hospitality space and barrel cellar. With the production of the wines beginning six years ago under the direction of APL, the wines have garnered…

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    An evening with Montes Wine

    Sunday afternoons, I like to do nothing except relax with a few close friends at home. We split a bottle of wine or two, find a snug corner at home & wind down before a crazy week ahead. On this particular Sunday evening, we did some relaxing with Montes Wine along with some nibbles. One of my favourite things about this brand is – you don’t have to break and arm and a leg to enjoy quality wines when welcoming people over at your home. Montes stands apart for its reputation as a producer of premium wine – without the price tag. We enjoyed their Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2016, which retails at the…

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    Homeslice – London Food Edition

    When I was looking up restaurants to eat in and out of Covent Garden, Homeslice appeared several times across different mediums. I spent quite some time drooling over the endless photos I found on Instagram; read through countless reviews and knew I would have fomo if I didn’t stop here during my time in London. Before I go off on a tangent about how amazing their pizzas are, I want to mention that we visited 2 of the 4 Homeslice locations. Quality and service is consistent throughout both locations however, the shop in Covent Garden – inside Neal’s Yard to be specific is a must visit. When we walked through the small alley way to…

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    GIVEAWAY: 1pair of Tickets to Eva’s Taste Matters for Nov 2nd

    I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of Tickets to Eva’s Taste Matters for Nov 2nd! I’m happy to be partnering up with Eva’s Taste Matters this year to be giving away a pair of tickets to the Eva’s Taste Matters on Thursday Nov 2nd. Eva’s Taste Matters is an annual celebration with 500 guests in attendance to raise funds for Homeless Youth to provide shelter and opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth in Toronto. Guests can expect fine food, great wine, craft beer and exciting silent and live auction experiences. This year, the event will be hosted by Cook Book authors from BiteMeMore.com, sisters Julie & Lisa. Guests can sample tastings from different…

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    London Travel Diary – Meeting Big Ben

    Within our short 4 day trip to visit London, we actually made 2 separate treks to see Big Ben. Our first visit was at the end of river cruise that took us from Tower Bridge all the way to Westminister Bridge / Big Ben (more on that in a separate post). Our second visit consisted of us waking up bright and early (5am to be exact) to arrive right at sunrise to catch some good shots of the Tower & Westminister Bridge. No visit would be complete without a visit to these infamous tourist spots. The weather that particular morning was especially chilly & crisp – just the way I like! Here are some of…

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    Breakfast at Duck & Waffles – London Food Edition

    I spent the last 15 days falling in love with different parts of Europe and it has been one of the best trips for me so far. Before this trip, I’ve never stepped foot on European soil so this vacation was definitely an eye opener for me in many ways. Our first of many stops was London and I instantly developed an attachment to the rhythm of the city . It’s the hustle and bustle of the London that makes me feel like I’m at home. One of the best views of the City of London was found during our breakfast at Duck & Waffles. Steps away from Liverpool station, Duck and Waffles is situated…

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    Saturday mornings at Souk Tabule

    Can’t believe summer is officially over! Makes me a little sad that the patio weather will soon disappear before us – I remember making it my summer goal to hit up a new brunch spot every weekend. I surely brunched quite a lot but have been incredibly back logged with everything happening here and there but nonetheless, its definitely but a busy and fulfilling summer. A few weeks ago, my friends and I visited Souk Tabule for brunch out in the Canary District. The atmosphere in this eatery is quite relaxing. I can see myself grabbing a latte and tucking away in a corner to do some work with my laptop. My favourite part of…

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    GIVEAWAY 3 Winners x 2 Poutine Vouchers to New York Fries {CLOSED}

    I’m thrilled to be giving away 2 Poutine Vouchers to 3 lucky winners to New York Fries! On August 23rd, New York Fries launched their new Beef Lover’s Poutine, made with hand cut fries, real Quebec cheese curds, and tender braised beef marinated in its own rich gravy. Hungry and crave for poutine? Don’t worry – We’re giving away 2 Poutine Vouchers to 3 Lucky Winners! 3 WINNERS WILL BE RECEIVING: 2 Poutine Vouchers each To enter, you must (1) follow me on Twitter (@foodinthecityTO) and (2) follow @NewYorkFries on twitter & (3) tweet the following message: I’ve entered for a chance to win 2 Poutine Vouchers X 3 winners @NewYorkFries from @foodinthecityTO You can too! https://wp.me/p7VHwg-2JT…

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    First Rogers Cup Experience

    The Rogers Cup took place earlier last month from August 5th to 13th at the Aviva Centre. With Toronto hosting The Rogers Cup this year for its 125th anniversary, we were tres excited to take part of an evening with great eats and incredible game play. Our evening consisted of us taking front row seats for celebrity Chef David Rocco’s cooking demonstration, where he and Garbiñe Muguruza (2017 Wimbledon Champion) showed us how to make his infamous Cavatelli pasta. We then tasted our way through the revamped Rogers Cup menu including pulled pork poutine, brisket parfait, poke bowls, tacos, quinoa salad and epic topped foot long hot dogs. After our tummies were satisfied, we were…

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    Morals Village Celebrates 4 Years!

    I love hot pot. I didn’t realize I could have hot pot anytime of the year until I had it last week for dinner at Morals Village. We had the pleasure of visiting their Dundas and Spadina location to celebrate their 4 year anniversary in Ontario! Starting from a storefront in Markham, then expanding with 4 more locations across the GTA over the last couple of years and now opening a 6th location in Ottawa! To celebrate Morals Village‘s 4 year anniversary, the restaurant is offering patrons 30% off at all of their locations (except Ottawa) until the 31st of August. Morals Village || Instagram || Facebook Cheers! Grace, Food in the City Toronto FOLLOW…

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    CNE 2017

    The Canadian National Exhibition is back for its 139th edition with a True North theme with many new features and attractions that don’t want to be missed. We visited the CNE a couple of days before opening for a media preview and here are some of the highlights! First off, there is a new eight feet tall CNE sign with a Canadian maple leaf (to commemorate Canada’s 150th) will be illuminated on the west end of the Exhibition grounds near the Princess Margaret Fountain. Highlights include a specially commissioned Unity Pole designed by Ojibway artist Kris Nahrgang to celebrate Canada’s indigenous heritage, a new panoramic origami exhibit of the Canadian landscape and landmarks, a Canadian-themed…

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    Recap of Toronto Festival of Beer 2017

    A few weeks ago, we attended Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2017 presented by The Beer Store, which ran from July 28 to July 30 at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place. This year the festival celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday by featuring the fine tastes of the brews and food from coast to coast in a 20,000 square-foot pavilion known as the Canada 150 Pavilion. Splitting the country into West Coast, East Coast, Ontario and Quebec, each section showcased 48 different brands of beer including winners of both the Canadian Brewing Awards and Ontario Brewing Awards. The festival featured 416 beers this year and 16+ food vendors including Fidel Gastro’s, Richmond Station, and Campagnolo. Beer was purchased using tokens…

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