Tag: Toronto

Pangea Restaurant Toronto
Restaurants

Pangea Restaurant Toronto

When Martin Kouprie and Peter Geary took over the restaurant, it was already a going concern by a chef. Kouprie changed the menu and design of the restaurant successfully. Today the 130 seat restaurant caters to business people around Bay and Bloor Streets for lunch and dinner six days a […]

Toronto – the good
Travel

Toronto – the good

Tourists visiting Toronto should get up, at least one morning, and wander from University Avenue and Queen Street west to Duncan Street then south to see how the city wakes up from the excesses of the previous night. Nightclubs disgorge their last inebriated customers, street vendors try to get rid […]

2013 Annual italian wine extravaganza – Toronto
Wine

2013 Annual italian wine extravaganza – Toronto

Italy, the largest wine producing country of the world, and Canada’s number one wine importing source, organizes every year at the beginning of November in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal a wine festival attended by many prominent wineries. This year, 78 wineries participated, pouring more than 300 wines. The food […]

2013 Food and Wine Expo – Toronto
Food Wine

2013 Food and Wine Expo – Toronto

The 19th Food and Wine Expo is almost a distant memory. It attracted more than 19,000 visitors and by all standards was successful, but I must say that aisles were too narrow and congested. Most of the wine being poured was middle-of-the-road, $ 14.00 – 20.00 range, and there were […]

2013 Napa Valley tasting – Toronto
Wine

2013 Napa Valley tasting – Toronto

California’s Napa Valley is arguably the best region for cabernet sauvignon, blends of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, varietal merlots, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, botrytised wines, and even sparkling wines. The valley is approximately 50 kms. long from south to north. The southern sub-appellation Carneros bordering the San Pablo Bay is […]

Food and Wine Expo – Toronto (November 14-17)
Food Wine

Food and Wine Expo – Toronto (November 14-17)

This year, the 19th anniversary of this popular celebration of food and wine takes place at the Toronto Convention centre. Organizers once again offer, tutored wine tastings by wine experts and wine writers. These seminars are well received and provide in-depth information about wine regions, and/or styles of wine. On […]

Annual South African wine tasting in Toronto.
Wine

Annual South African wine tasting in Toronto.

South Africa first started producing wine in the middle of the 17th century. Jan van Riebeek founded a supply station in South Africa for the East African Trade Company in 1652. Vines were imported ad vineyards planted. First wines were reportedly of poor quality, but sailors were happy to drink […]