Month: September 2015

Grill Restaurant
Restaurants

Grill Restaurant i Stockholm

Grill Restaurant in Stockholm – International food from open flames The Grill Restaurant, Stockholm Drottninggatan 89 serves international cuisine from the open fire. All dishes contain something grilled and they use five different barbecue techniques: wood oven, rotisserie, smoke, charcoal and table grill. On Tuesdays and Sundays they have live […]

The Way Things Were
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Way Things Were

The author is fascinated by language to the point where his characters speak in fully formed philosophical paragraphs. What Aatish Taseer has accomplished with great elegance, is to deliver a novel of ideas in teh guise of a human story. The Ways Things Were opens with the death of Toby, […]

Montefalco Rosso
Wine

Montefalco Rosso – Umbria, Italy

Umbria is one of four landlocked provinces of Italy (others being Piedmont, Val d’Aosta, and Alto Adige). Like all provinces of Italy, Umbria produces significant quantities of wine, albeit most never leave the country. This situation is now changing. Montefalco is a small town where viticulture has been practiced since […]

wine
Spirits Wine

Soviet policies ruined Vitiviniculture in the Caucasus

Archaeologists consider the Caucasus (today Georgia and Armenia) the birthplace of wine. This region has been producing wine for at least 4000 years possibly longer. In 1991 when the U.S.S.R collapsed Georgia chose to join Europe, but Armenia stayed with Russia for economic reasons. When Georgia and Armenia were in […]

Cava Restaurant
Restaurants

Cava Restaurant – Toronto

CAVA, a small restaurant in a plaza on Yonge Street and St Clair, offers an eclectic menu for curious gourmets who appreciate out-of-the-ordinary fare served with flair. If you are craving for a paella, or tajine, or sweetbreds, or pan-roasted pork loin with escaliva and chimichurri, CAVA is the place […]

cheese
Food

Canadian Cheese Grand Prix

Starting 1980’s Canadian “cheese palates” started evolving by leaps and bounds. Previously, mostly cheddar and a few soft cheeses were consumed but now; cheese mongers in large cities stock hundreds of varieties both domestic and imported. Most consumers discern clearly, differences between processed and natural cheeses, and appreciate distinct flavours […]