05 May 2022

Morellina: The Italian Restaurant Using Food To Create Seasonal Ensembles

While the co-founders of Morellina’s describe their restaurant’s style as “modern Italian,” for both, it’s more about breaking tradition. Before they founded their Italian restaurant, Morellina’s, Sandra Morelli and Lina Hatem were living different lives. Where Morelli came from a...
By Josh Walker
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15 Mar 2022

Chef Ben Heaton: Creating Tastes From Coastal Climates

Isabelle’s culinary director, Chef Ben Heaton, discusses farm to table, his favourite restaurant and how travel has inspired his Mediterranean menu. Located on Burlington’s waterfront, halfway along the Toronto/Niagara corridor, The Pearle Hotel & Spa is a new space inspired...
By Josh Walker
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18 Nov 2021

Modern Italian Coffee Bar, Giovane Caffé opens up in Toronto!

City Life’s new hotspot is for any café lover and espresso purists. A new Italian café has recently opened in Toronto, called Giovane Caffè. The café is located at the lobby level of the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto. It is inspired...
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09 Nov 2020

Mark Lourenco & Brandtender: Socially Shaken, And Stirred

Mark Lourenco and Brandtender are the new wave of entertaining bartenders. Let’s face it: socially, 2020 has been a complete bust, and no one has seen this more closely than that concierge of society, the bartender. There was a time...
By Rick Muller
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09 Nov 2020

Diana Olsen: Premium Roasted Coffee Comes To Vaughan And Kleinburg

Owner and founder Diana Olsen’s Balzac’s cafés are a place where everyone feels welcome. Besides technology, perhaps one of the biggest changes in our culture over the last 30 years has been the rise of, and ubiquitous presence of, “coffee...
By Rick Muller
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09 Mar 2020

Tim Freear: Breaking Barriers To Cooking

In a city filled with many restaurants, Toronto’s Hawthorne chef Tim Freear likes to be creative in the kitchen and keeps things fresh by staying ahead of food trends. Q. Can you tell us a bit about your past experiences...
By Michelle Zerillo-Sosa
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03 Dec 2019

Spirit Of York: Mixing With The Population

The Distillery District’s Spirit of York has taken Toronto by storm in producing world-class spirits for a world-class city. The 80 per cent of Canadians who live in urban centres may not think about it often, but the close to...
By Rick Muller
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03 Dec 2019

Alida Solomon: A Taste Of Tuscany

After years exploring the region of Tuscany, chef Alida Solomon launched Tutti Matti, making her mark on Toronto’s restaurant scene with her authentic approach to Tuscan food. Alida Solomon’s relationship with food began when she was at university, studying a...
By Josh Walker
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11 Oct 2019

Salvatore Mele: An Oretta Well Spent

With its traditional southern Italian cooking, stunning design and fun atmosphere, Oretta has made its mark on Toronto’s ultra-competitive King Street West. Toronto’s King Street West is one of those rare ground-zero areas for world-class dining in North America, with...
By Rick Muller
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