I can’t take my eyes off of this luxury, sports sedan beauty, making its premier appearance in Canada. The details on the doors handles, the grill, a few copper touches on chrome, but most of all the translucent porcelain finish. It looks like a custom car made lovingly in someone’s garage. Surprise—it’s a newly designed Hyundai. This hybrid concept has an eight-speed automatic transmission. The five finalists for the 2017 Luxury Car Awards in N.Y. in April include Genesis. And the car will come to you. Genesis At Home service brings a test vehicle to your home or office. (Genesis Motors Canada, 75 Frontenac Drive, Markham) Continue reading “Sara’s Dream Picks at the 2017 Canadian International Auto Show”
We’re all nuts, and all nuts seem like nuts to me, but…when is a nut not a nut?
It depends on whether you’re using a culinary or botanical definition. Many nuts are referred to as such because they can be used as nuts in cooking. For example, a soy bean can be used as a nut, but we know it is not one.
Botanically speaking, the following nuts are not nuts: peanuts are seeds from legumes; almonds and pistachios are seeds from “drupes”; pine nuts are seeds from pine trees; cashews are seeds from “accessory fruits”; Brazil nuts are seeds from “capsules”; and macadamia nuts are actually kernels from “follicle” fruits. Continue reading “When is a Nut Not a Nut?”
A Tale of Two Palates: Sara Waxman and Adam Waxman dine-out in Toronto’s restaurant scene and share their views.
We love Atlantic lobster, and while the young co-founders of Lbs. Restaurant are not fishermen, they sure know their business. Co-founders Jonathan Gonsenhauser and Will Tomlinson, both wine professionals with impeccable credentials in hospitality, are reintroducing fine dining to Yonge Street one crustacean at a time. Continue reading “Where To DINE Now: Lbs. Restaurant”
“WOW!!” That’s the first thing I said when I opened my sample box of Pazazz Apples. (Coincidentally, the box actually reads: “Wow Right Now”.) These are beautiful apples. Like something out of a fairytale. I wonder how they taste! Continue reading “Apple Lust”
It’s easy to be an armchair critic…not so easy to run a restaurant. Trends are fickle, and every restaurateur must be a bold risk-taker.
So, when Concession Road closed last year, owners Harsh Chawla and Derek Valleau had to think fast; they had to replace it with something new; something different. Continue reading “Ji That Was Tasty”