Duck Dynasty…In Markham

When Canadian duck met Imperial Chinese cuisine it was an “East meets West” match made in Heaven…or Markham. The unofficial embassy of the specialized culinary heritage of Peking duck is QJD (Quan Ju De), established in Beijing in 1864. Now, over 150 years later, to our great anticipation and delight, QJD has been licensed to operate in Toronto, the first location in North America. Continue reading “Duck Dynasty…In Markham”

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”