Food & Wine | Mealspirations makes life easy in Ontario

I know I can’t be the only one to wish that there were more hours in a day and more days in a week. Some days, coming home to a fridge and staring into it can be very daunting. I wonder what I am supposed to cook for Julio & I that isn’t the same thing I have cooked a hundred times. No time, no energy and no motivation are the worst enemy for people like me who truly enjoy being in the kitchen.

Luckily for us, Mealspirations has just launched in Ontario, and I have no doubt for the rest of the country shortly thereafter. The How-To is quite simple really: No time? No worries. Simply sign up online and chose your dietary choices and preferences. Every week, your Mealspirations box is delivered to your door for the week ahead. The best part of it all, is the recipes are delivered with it all for your convenience. Continue reading “Food & Wine | Mealspirations makes life easy in Ontario”

Daniel’s Dish | The Carbon Bar

The premise of the column is simple; work with restaurants of all kinds in this amazing city to explore what they have to offer and what makes them unique. In a city like Toronto, the choices are sometimes daunting and the food reviews and critics can be snotty and too complicated for their own good. So why not keep this easy?

Drinks. Appetizer. Main Course. Dessert. All along with a bit of information about what makes them my choice for Daniel’s Dish and why you should try them right away!

The Carbon Bar, 99 Queen Street East (416) 947-7000

The First Daniel’s Dish of 2014 has arrived, and The Carbon Bar has set the bar high. Sister restaurant to the Toronto hot spot Nota Bene (see my review of their G&T program here), The Carbon Bar is quickly making a name for itself in the food world. Windows looking into the enormous space are suggestively dressed with disco balls and glitz that grab your attention amid the hustle and bustle of Queen Street. When you walk into the space, your eyes are drawn immediately to the incredible height of the ceiling and the enormity of the restaurant from one end to the other. The decor is nothing short of breath taking in its complexity and elegance. I have no other way to describe the juxtaposition of colour and texture other then a medley with something to look at everywhere you turn. I would go so far as to say it is a sensory overload in all the right ways. Continue reading “Daniel’s Dish | The Carbon Bar”