Miku Toronto: Aburi-Style Torched Sushi and a Sake Tasting Flight

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Whenever I visit my old home of Toronto, I call a friend to ask where we should eat sushi. I only go about once a year, so the answer changes frequently. Our favourite place on Carlton closed (Sushi-Ya). Yasu is out of my price range. And I've eaten my way through the entire menu … [Read more...]

Herbalicious and Spicy Fish Heads from the Toqué! Restaurant Cookbook

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I should subtitle this article "How to successfully use a kitchen torch and fail at decorating fish heads." In the Toqué! restaurant cookbook, the fish heads look all pretty. It's one of the restaurant's most popular (and simplest) dishes, but it turns out that when you take a … [Read more...]

Cocktail Invasion 2017: May 10-16 in Montreal

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Invasion Cocktail is launching its 4th edition from May 10th to 16th in Montreal, which includes: a week of special cocktail lists in tons of bars and restaurants a big opening night party in Old Montreal a sugar shack cocktail brunch at Au Pied de Cochon's famous Cabane … [Read more...]

Tiradito: The Best Fish Ceviche in Montreal From a Peruvian, Gaston Acurio-Trained Chef

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I've spent a ridiculous amount of time in my life hunting for amazing ceviche, and I'm so happy to say Montreal now has a place doing a decent version with fish. Anyone (even me, even you) can do a tasty version with cooked Nordic shrimp or snow crab. But to do a raw version … [Read more...]

Foxy Restaurant: A Buvette Chez Simone for Griffintown?

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It took me a long time to get to Foxy, but after one visit, it's a place I know I'll want to go again and again. Voted one of Canada's top ten best new restaurants by enRoute Magazine last year, I knew it was good. The owners also own Olive & Gourmando's, so they get the … [Read more...]