Calii Love

That time I … got poké-d and drawn in coffee

From the popularity of sushi burritos during the summer, to the proliferation of poké bars around the city in the fall, 2016 has been a fishy one for Toronto foodies (see what I did there?). Enter Calii Love, the newest poké stop in the city’s King West district, promoting Californian style with a Hawaiian twist. Given that I’m…

Sensorium

That time I … experienced a sensory overload

Imagine being immersed in an environment where all five senses are put to the test – a dining experience that hits your sight, sound, scent, taste and touch. This is what you can expect with Sensorium (sponsored by Stella Artois), an event described as an “immersive multi-course, multi-sensory journey”. So, it isn’t any surprise that the two…

That time I … found kathis in YYZ

The first time I tried a kathi roll was 10 years ago … in New York of all places. The second time was again in NYC where, like a seasoned expert, I introduced it to my travel buddies, all of whom seemed a little skeptical to try an East Indian sandwich from the side of a dodgy food truck in…

Gardiner Bistro

That time I … had dinner and a reading

The Gardiner Bistro is a bit of a surprising find … like the crisp $10 bill I found in the back pocket of my jeans while doing laundry last week. Both brought me much satisfaction. Tucked away on the first floor of the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, the Bistro is an unassuming resto that doubles up as very stylish event space. And this makes…

Soco Toronto

That time I … partied with a rockstar

To celebrate their 3rd anniversary this spring, Karyzma, a reputed Toronto-based PR agency, did what only they do best – hosting a fun and stylish private party at the newly-opened, Soco Kitchen + Bar at the Delta Toronto, located in the city’s South Core. The invitation-only event coincided with Soco also launching their brand new patio, and fellow blogger, @Gastroworld, and…

Gallow Green

That time I … celebrated engagements on a rooftop garden

Gallow Green is a rooftop garden oasis in the midst of New York’s concrete jungle. Located atop Chelsea’s McKittrick Hotel (a fictional venue, I later learned!), and right next to The High Line, this restobar has a somewhat whimsical air, and as you step through the doors onto the sprawling terrace, you’re taken aback by just how much foliage surrounds you.…

Gardiner Museum

That time I … drank too much in a museum

When local food bloggers, members of the media and wealthy museum benefactors get to party together in one room, this unusual mashup could lead to nothing but one heck of a fun night. Which is exactly what happened at the Best of Toronto event hosted by à la Carte at the Gardiner. Yes, I partied in a…