Where To DINE Now: Tosto

Tosto. The finesse of slow-food prepared quick-fired. I came for lunch, returned for dinner, then made plans for a few days later. The dishes are cutting edge, but the prices take me back to the 80s. Dinner for two can be under $50. Front of house staff guide us through the menu, take our order and are all smiles. They know we are going to love our food. My favorite pizza out of eight on the menu (single, share, or group size) is Funghi with mushrooms, Pecorino cheese, sun dried tomatoes, béchamel sauce and a spritz of glorious truffle oil. Even the crust is delish! You won’t see a crumb left on plates. Continue reading “Where To DINE Now: Tosto”

Nespresso: Decaf or not Decaf

I do not compromise on coffee. In a world where comfortable social survival depends on compromise, I stop at the aromatic drink of the gods, coffee. Dozens of coffee machines and samples of the world’s finest beans have sojourned on my kitchen counter for varying periods of time. Recently, I was formally introduced to Nespresso at a luxurious dinner at the Cumberland St. café/shop in Yorkville, Toronto. Continue reading “Nespresso: Decaf or not Decaf”

Where To DINE Now: R&D

A winning combo. Alvin Leung, three Michelin-starred restaurant chef/owner of Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and London, meets Eric Chong, winner of the premier season of Master Chef Canada. “We grew up in the same part of Toronto,” says Leung, “but at different times.” It’s a culinary marriage made in reality TV heaven, transformed into the reality of an exciting new Toronto restaurant called R&D. Continue reading “Where To DINE Now: R&D”