I’m going to confess right off the bat that I’ve only ever afternoon-tea a handful of times and to be exact – this afternoon tea experience at MoRoCo Chocolat (@MoRoCoChocolat) would be my third time ever! It’s not that I don’t enjoy to afternoon tea, generally speaking, (it is quite relaxing after all) but I personally like to indulge in heavy meals – 3 times a day. And so afternoon tea probably leans on the lighter side for me – which is why I don’t usually suggest to go in the first place unless someone initiates! Anywho (getting off topic), a few weeks ago, I thought it would be a great idea to bring my mom (who likes lighter meals) to MoRoCo Chocolat to have some quality mother and daughter time :)


My mother and I opted for the ‘Moroco High Tea‘ set which consisted of the following:

  • Choice of a selection of their teas or sipping chocolate
  • A delicious array of finger sandwiches
  • Choice of Truffled Mac & Cheese or Daily Quiche
  • Fresh MoRoCo scones, served with devonshire cream, lemon curd and an assortment of seasonal preserves
  • A variety of lovely mini pastries

Tuesday – Thursday

  • High Tea with Champagne $57.00
    • without Champagne $45.00

Friday – Sunday

  • High Tea with Champagne $72.00
    • without Champagne $60.00


Creamy Vanilla Tea

  • The most popular sweet flavours in the world, captured with the richness of black Ceylon tea, macadamia and hazelnuts. The best Vanilla tea we have ever tasted

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Daily Quiche:


Mac & Cheese:


In addition to the afternoon tea set above, my mom and I were left craving for something a bit meaty. We decided to order something off their brunch menu to share. We couldn’t help but notice a lot of people ordering the below Steak Wrap – we thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to order one ourselves.

Steak Wrap ($18.00)

  • Striploin steak, mushrooms, caramelized onions & aioli wrapped in a warm tortilla


The steak wrap was such a hearty finish to the meal! The steak was incredibly juicy – the caramliezed onion & aioli totally did it for me! Lastly, I’m now officially on the hunt for some creamy vanilla tea. It’s strange – I usually drink tea as is but this one at MoRoCo Chocolat has left me on a hunt for more.


This meal was complimentary but Foodinthecitytoronto.com remains unbiased in our content

MoRoCo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Last month I had the pleasure of attending a menu tasting at Terra Restaurant! Located in the heart of Thornhill, Terra has developed a reputation as one of the best restaurants in the GTA – specifically the best steaks in the GTA. Luckily enough for me,I had the opportunity to celebrate their 20th anniversary last month whilst sampling a wide array of their speciality items.

A little background on Terra – Since opening in 1995, as mentioned above, Terra has been known for having the best steaks in town.  Led by President and Partner Ian Chase; Executive Chef and Proprietor Stephen Perrin and Maitre d’ and Partner Michael De Tommaso, Terra’s stature and reputation have stood the test of time through constant innovation, expansion, strict culinary standards and service that consistently surpasses expectation.

Bread to start:


Cocktails to start:


Seared Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna ($22.00)

  • Wakame seaweed salad / mango-papaya salsa / honey wasabi / burnt soya


Crispy Prawn Tacos ($19.00)

  • Southern fried prawns / guacamole / Pico de Gallo / shaved romaine / coriander / grilled soft tortilla / adobo chile-buttermilk dressing


Grilled Day-Boat Scallop and Crispy House Smoked Pork Belly ($20.00)

  • Grilled corn, roasted sweet pepper, pea succotash, basil seedings, pommery mustard cream


Palette Cleanser


Canadian ‘AAA’ Beef Tenderloin 10oz ($49.00)


Seafood Spaghettini Aglio e Olio ($39.00)

  • Grilled Nova Scotia lobster tail / prawns / scallops / Alaskan king crab / BC Salt Spring island mussels


Creme Brulee


All in all – we both overall enjoyed our dining experience here at Terra. Although initially upon arrival, the restaurant gave off a slight pretentious feeling, it quickly went away as our server came over and greeted us warmly. He carefully gave us a run down of the menu and also mentioned his recommendations. We both enjoyed our selections but some more than others. My favourite of the evening included the scallop and smoked pork belly appetizer. The mustard sauce was incredibly creamy complimenting the perfectly seared scallops. Moving on to my main – seafood pasta. I rarely order pasta that doesn’t come saucy. But for the first time, I enjoyed a light pasta that wasn’t drench in any sauce. This brought out the natural taste and aroma of all the seafood.

I’m happy to have visited Terra Restaurant and to add it to my list of fine dining restaurants in Thornhill.


This meal was complimentary but Foodinthecitytoronto.com remains unbiased in our content

Terra Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Over the past 2 years of working in the financial district, I’ve had my fair share of experience with catering events at work lunches, presentation and meetings etc. But none of them can compare to what I recently and unexpectedly experienced few weeks back. Thank you to Elle Cuisine + Team for inviting me to this exclusive tasting – I had no idea how much I was missing out!

Elle Cuisine  (@ElleCuisineTO) is a private catering company owned by Chef Lauren Mozer. She brings a distinctive culinary style to every bite, inspired by classical French cooking and made exceptional by her quest to add indulgent delights and fresh flavours to every dish; from a simple soup to succulent confit.

Read more at Elle Cuisine: http://ellecuisine.ca/about/#ixzz3qBwVzc8y



  • Lobster & Corn Chowder, butter poached lobster & crab, Ontario peas, leeks, shallots, smoked paprika oil, pea shoots



  • Goat milk’s ricotta ravioli, roasted cherry & grape tomatoes, tomato dust, confit tomatoes, Sicilian olives, fried tomato skin, tomato butter, micro basil




  • 65-day aged rib eye basted in smoked butter lemony bearmaise, potato crisp, summer asparagus



  • Spiced dark chocolate ganache, S’more brownie, homemade graham cracker, torched vanilla marshmallow, Ontario blueberry ice cream, sponge toffee dust


Bailey’s Iced Coffee


There was not one thing I didn’t enjoy about this tasting. Every course from top to bottom was simply divine! I had never a “catering type” tasting like this one and is definitely worth checking out. If you made me pick the one thing I enjoyed most about this tasting, it would be the first course – the lobster soup. Chunks of lobster bits and pieces embedded on a rich and creamy soup – my taste buds were really blown away. Loved it!


This meal was complimentary but Foodinthecitytoronto.com remains unbiased in our content

Zannah Nesbitt!

Congratulations Zannah! You are the lucky winner of the pair of VIP tickets to OktoberFEAST Toronto! I will contact you shortly via email to gather your contact information so your e-tickets can be sent to you!



Thank you to all those that entered this contest. There were a total of 41 entries. Entries were tracked in chronological order as they arrived in my comment box and bonus tweets on Twitter. The winner was selected randomly using the “True Random Number Generator” via Random.org. Please see below.


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I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of VIP Tickets for OktoberFEAST

Hello all you foodies!

OktoberFEAST is an indulgent evening inspired by the bounty of the fall harvest, showcasing the hottest food trends and coolest libations. With live music and a vibrant atmosphere, OktoberFEAST is sure to satisfy every craving.

Transforming an ordinary night into something extraordinary, local vendors like craft brewers, wineries, the hottest restaurants, and even food trucks have joined forces to raise funds for the fight against cancer. All proceeds from OktoberFEAST support the Canadian Cancer Society’s ground-breaking research and support services.


OktoberFEAST Toronto

Date: October 8
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Location: The Berkeley Church (311 Queen St East)
Website: OktoberFEAST.ca

With your VIP ticket purchase, enjoy:

  • Line bypass
  • Access to the dedicated VIP lounge with complimentary treats
  • One complimentary drink ticket
  • Special gift – One limited edition OktoberFEAST glass mug.

OktoberFEAST vendors

The food The drinks
·         Bacon Nation

·         Barque Butcher Bar

·         Big E’s Hawaiian Grinds

·         Bombay Street Food

·         Cardinal Rule

·         Cheesewerks

·         Hawthorne Food & Drink

·         Hot Bunzz

·         Kanpai Snack Bar

·         Mustache Burger

·         Oyster Boy

·         Pie Commission

·         Pizzeria Defina

·         Sugar Mamma’s Mini Donuts

·         Thoroughbred Food & Drink

·         Beau’s All Natural Brewery

·         Crazy Uncle Cocktails

·         Double Trouble Brewing

·         Great Lakes Brewery

·         Ironwood Hard Cider

·         Junction Craft Brewing

·         Just Craft Soda

·         Lake Wilcox Brewing Company

·         Mill Street Brewery

·         Side Launch Brewery

·         Spearhead Brewing

·         Steam Whistle Brewery

·         Union Wines

·         Walter Caesar

·         Wellington Brewery

To entersimply fill in your name and e-mail in the comments section (E-mail will not be public) & let me know which vendor you’re most excited to check out at OktoberFEAST Toronto!

For a Bonus Entry, tweet the following message:

 I’ve entered to win a pair of VIP tickets to OktoberFEAST.ca on Oct 8 from You can too!  

  • Contest closes Tuesday October 6, 2015 11:59 PM EST 
  • Winner will be randomly selected via random.org and announced on my blog on Wednesday October 7, 2015
  • VIP Tickets will be sent to winner electronically 
  • You may comment and tweet once a day throughout the duration of the contest
  • Re-tweeting does not count as a valid entry 
  • Winner will be selected via http://www.random.org/

To Purchase Tickets, please click here. Your ticket purchase supports the Canadian Cancer Society to fund life-saving cancer research and provide critical support services for cancer patients and their families** 

Good Luck =)


With the last bit of the hot weather left in Toronto, Bangkok garden (@bangkokgardenTO) is featuring an exclusive “cool down” coconut tasting menu to help you cool off your taste buds! Starting now until the end of September, Bangkok garden (located a block north of Yonge & Dundas) is offering a 7 course coconut inspired authentic Thai dishes for everyone to try. Luckily enough for me, I had the pleasure of enjoying this #cooldown tasting and it was amazing! Let me share with you the highlights of my evenings :)


{Left} Mai Thai Cocktail & {Right} Wild Orchid Cocktail


Spiced Chicken Bites

  • Coconut battered chicken, chili sauce


Spicy Prawn Laksa

  • Black Tiger Shrimp, spicy coconut broth, rice noodles, lemongrass, lime leaves


Toasted Coconut Chicken Salad 

  • Grilled chicken, green leaf lettuce, coriander, shallots, chili & lemon dressing (contains fish sauce)


Sweet Pepper & Tofu Stir Fry

  • Green coconut curry, mixed vegetable, banana pepper, Jasmine Rice



  • Steamed tilapia fillet, lemongrass, coconut curry, jasmine rice


Vegetable Pad Thai

  • Green coconut curry, rice noodles, mixed vegetable


Lemongrass Coconut Cream with Graham Crumble


Panko Fried Banana with coconut Ice Cream 


Brownie Drizzled with Spiced White Chocolate & Coconut Ice Cream


So let me start off by warning you foodies that I have a close to zero spice tolerance so some of the dishes were extremely spicy to me but trust me, it didn’t stop me from eating. My all time favourite and highlight of the evening was unexpectedly the spicy prawn laksa. When I say unexpectedly, I mean its not something I would usually order but I’m damn glad I had the chance to try it. The spicy coconut broth was unbelievably spicy, creamy but amazingly tasty and addictive. I wanted to ask for seconds. The toasted coconut chicken salad was such a refreshing compliment following the laksa to literally “cool off” the taste buds. Last but not least, we indulged in a yummy vegetable pad thai that I want to mention is not like any pad thai’s I had before. I felt that the sauce they used (of course does not contain ketchup) tasted quite similar to the spicy prawn laksa creamy sauce. #sogood


This meal was complimentary but Foodinthecitytoronto.com remains unbiased in our content

Bangkok Garden Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Congratulations Cassey! You are the lucky winner of this Little Caesars‘ Gift Pack & Gift Card (@littlecaesars) I will contact you shortly via email to gather your contact information so Little Caesars can mail you your gift pack & gift card =)


Thank you to all those that entered this contest. There were a total of 117 entries. Entries were tracked in chronological order as they arrived in my comment box and bonus tweets on Twitter. The winner was selected randomly using the “True Random Number Generator” via Random.org. Please see below.


Congratulations once again! Please visit my website for future giveaways



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