Feast ON Pizza

A perfect pizza is a beautiful thing. Fresh from the oven, still slightly chewy and oozing delicious melt-y artisan cheese — it’s the kind of food that warms your soul. You could say we have a passion for the perfect pie here at the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance.  We...

Roellinger at Langdo...

The port town of Saint-Malo, in Brittany, ought to be famous in this country as the home port of Jacques Cartier, who claimed Canada for France. But the town was the origin of many more adventures, including those of the French East India Company, and so also the entry point to France of...

Poliziano Vino Nobile Oct17

Poliziano Vino Nobil...

2011 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy – LCBO Vintages $29.95 As one of the oldest DOCs and as the very first DOCG to go on sale, it’s always surprising to me that Tuscany’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano doesn’t get a little more loving than it does,...

chocoMe

Gábor Mészáros launched his atelier made Hungarian chocolate, chocoMe, in Canada last week at a media event at Opus restaurant in Yorkville. I went early to shoot the video interview below, wherein Gábor explains the origins of his very fashionable chocolate company and why their product...

Marlize Beyers

Ever since I first tasted the wines of Hidden Bench, I have had a great deal of admiration for the passion and determination of Vigneron Harald Thiel. His zero compromise philosophy when striving to create the very best wines that his Beamsville Bench vineyards are capable of has led to his...

Spanish Wine and Art

Wine and Art is an ongoing GFR series on the relationship between the two creative endeavours by working artist and author Lorette C. Luzajic. It bites first with a mouthful of dish soap, and then it throws you down the stairs- plush, heavy, velvety stairs with embroidered gold thread...

Giacosa Exclusives

Bruno Giacosa exclusive offer Wines will NOT be available through LCBO Calling Italian wine aficionados! Each year, we look forward to our small, but highly coveted allocation from iconic Italian winemaker Bruno Giacosa. His wines are legendary; he has been described as “the...

Southbrook Wins

Bill and Marilyn Redelmeier are proud that a range of Southbrook wines have been recognized for excellence at the Wine Competition related to the 2014 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, as well as the 2014 Ottawa Wine Challenge. This excellence has been achieved though careful...

Le Velette at Grano

Join us at Grano, Monday, November 3 at 6:30 for an intimate evening with winemaker Corrado Bottai from his family’s winery Le Velette. We’ll taste a selection of Le Velette’s renown wines through multiple courses,  make toasts on the occasion of Corrado’s first visit...

Restaurants for Chan...

On the evening of Wednesday, the 22nd of October, 25 fine dining restaurants, spread around nine Canadian cities will donate the proceeds of their sales to Community Food Centres of Canada (‘CFCC’). The idea of a virtual event, called Restaurants for Change, says CFCC executive...

Discover Haliburton

If you haven’t gotten acquainted, may we suggest this be the year you say hello to Haliburton Highlands? With its endless lakes and rivers, waterfalls and enchanted forests, there is plenty to take you off the beaten path and onto a wild (edible) adventure. Named the Haliburton...

Turkey Bubbles

My favourite holiday of the year is undoubtedly Thanksgiving. Who can deny that feasting with friends and family must certainly be the best way to spend a day off from work? Liven things up this Thanksgiving with one of the highlights of tomorrow’s VINTAGES release, and enjoy Champagne...

Mizubasho Oct10

Mizubasho

Look for Nagai brewery’s Mizubasho Junmai sake in the LCBO Vintages section at $18.45 a 300ml bottle, click here to find a store stocking it near you. Named after the water lilies that bloom in the Summer months, Nagai brewery is located in the beautiful hills of Gunma Prefecture....

WOTT 2014

Jamie and I invite all Good Food Revolution readers to join us this year’s 10th anniversary edition of What’s On The Table, the pioneering party held in support of The Stop Community Centre, to be held on the evening of Wednesday, November 5. Whether it was trailing an obviously...

Chowdown 2014

It’s already been a cooler-than-typical summer, and with this fall in Ontario being downright chilly so far, the notion of warm, sustainable seafood chowders is music to the ears. Thankfully, the annual Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise™ Chowder Chowdown is back on November 4, when 13 top...

Naturally Styrian

Although Austria has perhaps been a little slower than some countries to develop a cabal of natural wine producers, there are certainly quite a few of them out there now, as was evident at Vienna’s RAW fair in June of this year. At this year’s Vivinum conference we spoke to...

Vieilles Vignes Gevr...

2012 Maison Roche de Bellene “Vieilles Vignes” Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, France – LCBO Vintages $56.95 Nicholas Pearce Wines Inc. is pleased to announce the release of this great Burgundy through LCBO Vintages tomorrow, the 11th of October. One of the most exciting...

Kevin Gallagher

In the sixth of our burgeoning Old Hands series we probe the memories and minds of some of the founding fathers and original influencers of Toronto’s restaurant scene. This week sees the turn of a gentleman known as most as Kevin Gallagher, to some as Mr. Mildred Pierce, and to me as...

Kitchen Starter

Christine Manning has a Kickstarter fundraising project going to fund a new incubator kitchen for Toronto’s small food producers. Manning’s business Manning Canning is ready to move into its own commercial kitchen. Manning explained to GFR, on the phone from a family trip to...

Squash Cook

Rob Firing loves squash so much he wrote a book about it. The Everyday Squash Cook, co-written with Ivy and Kerry Knight, is a distillation of Firing’s passion for what he calls, in its subtitle, ‘The World’s Most Versatile Superfood’. Both a field guide and a manual...

94pt Grüner

In the current CLASSICS online release, we have another very special wine to share with you, this time from Austria. It’s a seven year old, single vineyard Grüner Veltliner from one of Austria’s top producers, Fred Loimer, and from one of Austria’s most famous vineyards...

Tawsegiving

Give thanks this year with a variety of crowd-pleasing wines from Tawse Winery. We’ve selected the best of the best – three wines (6 bottles) that will keep your guests sipping happily and pair well with all your favorite holiday dishes. We’ll even deliver free of charge....

Provender

Caithrin Rintoul, or as he prefers ‘Cai’, is on a mission to communicate with all the farms in Canada. “The internet has yet to index farms,” he explains, adding that while the digital revolution has been rampant in the nation’s cities many rural areas are just...

Borealia

What with it feeling as if another new cookie-cutter independent restaurant is opening every three and a half hours these days, it really is damn refreshing to see a young entrepreneurial couple like Wayne and Evelyn Wu Morris, both very much enthused and up ready to bat for a dining concept...

MILES JONES @ ASCARI

Miles Jones is a Canadian hip hop/soul musician. He founded Mojo Records and Publishing in 2004 to provide an outlet for artists, producers and Dj’s to produce and publish audio works. Miles career began with a solo album he released in 2006 release which was his University thesis project...

Live From Beau’...

In a very first for Good Food Revolution we present a Live Blog to report upon every moment of the weekend-long celebration of good beer and all things Bavarian that is Beau’s Oktoberfest. If we can get things working smoothly you can expect regular updates from GFR’s Jamie...

Azureau Midnight Tas...

Announcing the 2014 Azureau Wines & Spirits Portfolio Tasting FOR MEMBERS OF THE RESTAURANT TRADE ONLY RSVP at www.azureau.com/azureau-trade-rsvp.html What Tasting of Azureau’s wines from Spain, Argentina, California, Italy, Chile, and South Africa When Thursday, October 2 from...

Five Wine Terms

Five Wine Terms That Get Me Every Time – by Dan Rabinovitch As a wine agent with over a decade of experience, I get regular proposals to for Azureau to represent wineries in Ontario. Catchy email headers vie for my attention with claims of everything from “CHEAP WINE” to “small,...

Lug Tread Wins Gold Sep26

Lug Tread Wins Gold

We’ll be will be making room on our wall of honours for seven new awards and accolades this week. With the addition of these new awards, our brewery brings to 74 the total of awards we’ve won since 2006. On September 17 the annual Golden Taps Awards were held in Toronto, honouring the...

Feast ON

Rebecca LeHeup is the executive director of the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance, and is very excited about her organization’s new program to celebrate and encourage local food in the province’s restaurants: Feast ON. I met with the head of OCTA at Richmond Station in downtown...

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