Where To DINE Now: Terre Rouge

In less time than it takes to drive through downtown Toronto and find suitable parking that doesn’t cost as much as an entree, we arrive in downtown Markham, park for free, and stand before the glass-walled cube of Terre Rouge. Husband and wife team, Chef Forrest Liu and Karan Tsoi are as endearing as they are industrious. They have traveled the world, trained under the likes of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Susur Lee and Mark McEwan; toiled and sacrificed; even opened a pop-up restaurant in their own living room to test out menu ideas and create capital on the road to realizing their dream of owning their own restaurant, with the freedom to share their own passion, in their own way. Continue reading “Where To DINE Now: Terre Rouge”

Dinner and a Show with my Toddler: Paw Patrol Live!

Anyone who knows a toddler knows Paw Patrol. What The Beatles were for our parents, Paw Patrol is for our kids. A Canadian creation, Paw Patrol mania has swept the world. So, when the opportunity to see them live comes along, we pounce!

March 16, 17, 18, Paw Patrol will be Live at the Sony Centre in Toronto! (Get Tix Here: www.pawpatrollive.com). Recently I spoke with “Skye” played by Kelsey Krull. Continue reading “Dinner and a Show with my Toddler: Paw Patrol Live!”

Where To DINE Now: BlueBlood Steakhouse

A Tale of Two Palates: Sara Waxman and Adam Waxman dine-out in Toronto’s restaurant scene and share their views.

For over a century, Casa Loma stood as a monument to Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, who dared to dream too big. In that time this Gothic Revival castle has served as everything from a secret sonar facility to sought-after film location; and luxury hotel to coveted event space and top Toronto tourism attraction. Nick and Pat Di Donato of Liberty Entertainment Group had big dreams too. They fulfilled the destiny of this lonely castle by restoring it to its original grandeur, and going above and beyond by opening BlueBlood Steakhouse. “The heart of a home is the kitchen,” mama said. And she was right. Now, Casa Loma is alive every evening with guests enjoying food, drink and good company worthy of a castle. Continue reading “Where To DINE Now: BlueBlood Steakhouse”

DINE’s Holiday Dining Pix

Check out DINE and Destination’s pix for dining over the holidays at Toronto’s best restaurants.

Survey Canada’s culinary landscape from it’s highest perch at 360 in the CN Tower with special menus for Holiday Lunch and Holiday Dinner.

Savour this Christmas Eve menu in the historic CARMEN’S Steakhouse.

Festivus for the rest of us! Enjoy a Frank Constanza holiday dinner at DRAKE HOTEL.

Share a luxurious dim sum selection from Susur Lee at LUCKEE in the Soho Metropolitan Hotel.

Celebrate your New Year’s Eve and last dining experience of the year with this multi-course menu of Italian indulgence at OVEST.

Experience a holiday omakase including imo surinagashi, prized Japanese musk melon, and the 2016 gold medal winning Okunomatsu Daiginjo Shizukusake at the renowned SHOUSHIN. Continue reading “DINE’s Holiday Dining Pix”

Best Appliances of the Year!

Sara’s Pix for the Holiday Shopping Season…

Sara’s Pix for the Holiday Shopping Season…

I’M IN LOVE – with my new Miele Blizzard vacuum cleaner. My carpets looked tired and dull, and boring. And then, the Blizzard entered my life. I plugged it in and pressed the button. Hey, I can talk on the phone and vacuum at the same time. It’s that quiet. With a touch, I can adjust the suction power to the floor surface. And all that dust that has been choking my carpets encounters an anti-allergy air filter. The “eye of the cyclone” vortex technology really works. My carpets look perky again. All done, I pick it up with one hand and put it in the closet. The dog isn’t mine – but the Miele Blizzard is.
Continue reading “Best Appliances of the Year!”