The Grass is Greener...

Mad Dog Gallery in association with Closson Chase Vineyards is pleased to announce a solo art show ,” The Grass is Greener on the Outside ,” of exciting new encaustic paintings by Susan Wallis August 1-30, 2014. Opening Reception: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 Time: 1 – 4...

Tuesdays at Jamie Ke...

We’re very excited about our current Tuesday night feature, it’s got TWO incredible reasons to visit Gilead Wine Bar on Tuesdays evenings. #1: Bring in your special bottle because it’s $0 corkage night.   #2: Our menu will include Jamie Kennedy’s take on steak...

Summer of Riesling a...

Gilead Café + Wine Bar are participating in the “SUMMER OR RIESLING” Through September 21, 2014 The Summer of Riesling is the brain child of Paul Grieco – a NYC restaurateur (and native Torontonian) – and is an annual celebration of the great grape in all its...

Noble LCBO Releases

The upcoming Vintage release for July 19th focuses on the 4th annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration taking place in Niagara from July 18th to the 20th. This event will showcase over fifty Chardonnay producers from around the world, with a focus on regions and vineyards that...

Station Cold Brew

Steve Ballantyne is a young social entrepreneur who’s betting big on cold brew coffee this summer by launching Station Cold Brew. As Ballantyne explained to me over a cup at the Centre For Social Innovation’s Annex campus, where he has his office, cold brew coffee uses time...

Farm Monforte

Monforte Dairy‘s Ruth Klahsen was recently in Toronto to tell us about her new project, a Monforte Farm, which she is looking to help finance through the support of the good food community. We caught up with her at Toronto’s Edulis restaurant to get the scoop on her new venture,...

Two LCBO Releases

In this Saturday’s (July 19) VINTAGES release, you’ll find two delicious wines on the shelves waiting for you. The highly acclaimed wines of Tamaral were first featured last fall at LCBO VINTAGES, and now again, the “Roble,” this winery’s incredibly priced...

Paul Rogalski

This year Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival has moved forward a couple of months to take advantage of the glorious summer weather, with celebrations taking place on July 19th and 20th. On Saturday the 19th of July at 1.30 on the Toronto Star Culinary Stage, Chef Paul...

Miles @ Ascari

On Thursday, July 17th, Miles Jones will be deejaying in tha house! 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...

Gordie Johnson

Gordie Johnson describes the new Big Sugar album Yard Style as “meant to accompany people’s lifestyle” by which (I found out in the interview below) he means hanging out and cooking a meal. I spoke to the front man for the band, among other things, on the phone from his place in the...

Osoyoos Sup + Sip

Arrival by vehicle for a wine tasting here at LaStella Winery is no longer the only option with the 2014 summer launch of our 3 Phase Adventures’ SUP & SIP package. SUP & SIP combines the hottest new water sport on Canada’s warmest lake with a sampling of Tuscan inspired wines...

James (Jim) Morris

In the fourth of a still-nascent series we probe the memories and minds of some of the founding fathers and original influencers of Toronto’s restaurant scene. This week we speak with a gentleman who certainly knows his way around a dining room, Mr. James (Jim) Morris, Patron of...

Screw Construction

Never-ending street construction is taking it’s toll on the east end so the east enders have decided to flip it the bird. On Wednesday, July 16th at Hi-Lo, Well Preserved is holding a special Home Ec eveng in which they’ll be selling raffle tickets and holding a silent auction. 100%...

Up Close & Pers...

This Wednesday, July 16th from 6:00pm onwards, Thomas Bachelder will be our next Up Close & Personal guest. Thomas was the founding winemaker at Le Clos Jordanne and has since moved on to make wine with his family in Burgunday, Oregon and Niagara. He’ll be pouring his Niagara...

Tengumai Sake Jul14

Tengumai Sake

Now at the LCBO Vintages, Tengumai Yamahai Junmai (LCBO# 374322 – $30.95): Rice: Gohyakumangoku (local) RPR (rice polish ratio): 60% International Wine Challenge 2011 Gold Medal, 2013 Silver Medal LA International Wine Competition 2013 Best of Class, 93 pts The ‘natural wine’ of...

Dale MacKay

This year Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival has moved forward a couple of months to take advantage of the glorious summer weather, with celebrations taking place on July 19th and 20th. On Sunday the 20th of July at 10.30 on the Toronto Star Culinary Stage, Chef Dale MacKay of...

Boreal Feast

Four years ago Michele Genest published The Boreal Gourmet (see GFR coverage here) a cookbook full of recipes and descriptions of the foodways from her adopted home of The Yukon. It was a both a groundbreaking and very much on trend book since ,while the subject of Northern Canadian cuisine...

Langdon Lawn Party

It’s been 25 years since the first guests looked up across the front lawn at Langdon Hall ready to be welcomed by founders Mary Beaton and Bill Bennett. After many changes and developments over the last quarter century, including the recent addition of chef Jason Bangerter (see the GFR...

2013 Wildass Rosé Jul11

2013 Wildass Rosé

When winemaker J.L. Groux conducts a tasting interesting things happen. And so it was a few weeks ago, when Groux and the team from Niagara’s Stratus Vineyards led a small group of wine writers through a series of single varietal (i.e. one kind of grape) wines the premium wine house is...

James Walt

This year Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival has moved forward a couple of months to take advantage of the glorious summer weather, with celebrations taking place on July 19th and 20th. On Saturday the 19th of July at Noon on the Toronto Star Culinary Stage, Whistler Chef...

Allison Vidug

In the third of a sixth (and wildly popular) series, we interview some of the most talented up-and-coming Sommeliers in Ontario and occasionally elsewhere. A few years back I was flicking through the pages of a locally published periodical and noticed that when it came to Sommeliers it was...

Oktoberfest 2014

Tickets will go on sale Thursday August 7 for the 6th Annual Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest, presented by local craft brewery Beau’s All Natural. The two-day festival and signature fundraising event will take place Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4, at the fairgrounds in Vankleek Hill,...

50 Shades of Grape

Wine and Art is an ongoing GFR series on the relationship between the two creative endeavours by working artist and author Lorette C. Luzajic, whose work The Last Time I Showed Up At Midnight is reproduced as the fourth illustration below. “Colour is my day-long obsession, joy, and...

Alessio Planeta

I’m always surprised that we don’t drink more Sicilian wine than we do, especially when one considers that it is the second largest wine growing region in Italy. Most people aren’t aware of the fact that with just under 300,000 acres under vine, Sicily has around the same...

F to F Brunch

For tickets and information, click here. The Stop Community Food Center is a Good Food Fighter. Please support the businesses and organizations that support Good Food...

Trending Now

An affordable fine dining experience in downtown Toronto Treat yourself to an exclusive four-course meal with wine pairings for $85 (inclusive of taxes and tip) at The Chefs’ House. Every month the “Rising Star Dinners” Series features a top Canadian chef who creates an...

Alice in Wienderland

Just the other week Good Food Revolution caught a fleeting glimpse of outspoken natural wine advocate Alice Feiring at Vivinum, the enormous Austrian wine conference that takes place in Vienna/Wien, Austria every two years. After a few failed attempts we finally managed to harness her...

2014 Six Barrels for...

Join us for the Annual 6 Barrels for 6 Chefs event at Huff Estates Winery! This is the 8th year that Huff Estates will host this fabulous In-the-Vineyard walk around dining event for wine and food lovers. Legend has it that the event was thought of over a barrel tasting between Huff winemaker...

Men In Pink 2014

So summer has arrived in Toronto at last, and what better way to celebrate the warmer months than a glass of Ontario rosé? This is what John Maxwell of Allen’s On The Danforth has been thinking for some time, and just a couple of days back he invited a select group of wine...

July Noble Releases

The Vintages release for July 5th from Noble Estates consists of two French wines. One of the two wines is from the Southern Rhone, from which Vintages has recently released a plethora of wines. Southern appellations such as Rasteau, Gigondas, and Chateauneuf du Pape offer the public wines...