East Thirty Six & Carbon Bar Valentine’s Day Cocktails!

EAST THIRTY SIX {His – Cupid’s Bow}

  • 1 oz Dillon’s white rye
  • .5 oz chestnut liqueur
  • .5 oz amaro Montenegro
  • Amarena Cherry Garnish

EAST THIRTY SIX {Her – Raspberry Truffle}

  • 1 oz absolut vodka
  • .5 oz chambord
  • .5 oz chocolate liqueur
  • House made raspberry coulis
  • Garnish: truffle with an almond inside

THE CARBON BAR {Ma Cherie}

  • .5 oz Woodford Reserve
  • .5 oz Cherry Heering
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .25 oz Cherry Syrup

Shake all ingredients. Fine strain in flute. Top with 4 oz Mumm Napa Sparkling Wine. Cherry and Lemon zest as garnish.

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Evergreen’s Winter Street Food Market

Over the past weekend we trekked over to Evergreen Brick Works for a lovely afternoon stroll. As part of Evergreen Brick Work’s Street Food Market, this Toronto outdoor destination brings together local, street-inspired eateries from across the GTA. The diverse and delicious food offerings are a highlight of Evergreen’s season long free Winter Village – open weekends from 11 AM to 6 PM until February 28, 2017.

Other activities at the Evergreen Brick Works include:

  • RBC Lounge: Catch up with friends and family in the new cozy seating area next to the Sipping Container and the Street Food Market
  • Saturday Farmers Market: Winter vendors offer a wide variety of local and seasonal food inside on Saturdays from 9 AM to 1PM
  • Free Public Skating: Take a whirl on their outdoor skating rinks. Skate and Helmet rentals available
  • Manulife Warming Station: Take a skating break and cozy up to the campfire just steps from the outdoor rink.
  • Hiking, Biking and Playing: Participate in a self-guided or organized nature walk through the 40 acre Weston Family Quarry Garden, afternoon fat bike group rides through the Don Valley (weather permitting) with Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop, winter-themed scavenger hunts around the Brick Works or family-friendly nature based activities and crafts in the Children’s Garden. .

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Street Food Market @ Winter Village is open weekends from 11 AM to 6 PM until February 28, 2017.

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day @ OMNI King Edward Hotel

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day Brunch, King Edward Hotel is hosting a culinary celebration of love at their Sovereign Ballroom on Sunday February 12th featuring locally sourced and fresh ingredients. For reservations – 416-863-4125 or email TO.DININGRESERVATIONS@OMNIHOTELS.COM

Prices:

  • $69 Adults, $34.50 Children 6 – 12 (Plus Tax)
  • Complimentary For Children 5 & Under
  • Seating Available From 10:30am to 1:30pm

Menu:

GARDEN OF EDEN & FRESH SALAD SELECTION

  • Assorted Charcuterie
  • Array of Antipasto

COASTAL SELECTION

  • Smoked Salmon
  • Trout and Peppered Mackerel
  • Succulent Sweet Shrimps & Scallops;
  • White Wine Steamed Mussels
  • Champagne Splashed Oysters

BREAKFAST IN BED FAVOURITES

  • Eggs Benedict
  • Breakfast Bangers and Bacon
  • Chocolate Banana Waffles
  • Crepes with Grand MArnier Macarated
  • Berries and Softly Whipped Chantilly Cream

ACTION STATIONS & ENTREES

  • Our Famous Beef Wellington With Foie Gras & Red Wine Reduction
  • Merken Chili Seared Capon With Chimichurri & Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
  • Dill & Vodka Cured Ssalmon Seared To Pink Scattered With Pomegranate
  • Asparagus Spears & Spooned Blood Orange Hollandaise
  • Bacci Kisses Bathed In Sweet Caramelized, Vidalla Onions, Sweet Roasted Garlic and a Whisper of White Chocolate Cream and more…

SWEET ENDINGS

  • Topiary of Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Chocolate Fondue with a Hint of Chili
  • Crisp Meringue Hearts with Passion Fruit Coulis
  • Warm Honey Infused Figs on Golden Pastry Enrobed Brie

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Ufficio – Toronto’s Pescatarian Italian Restaurant

UFFICIO is a restaurant located on Dundas West hipster-ville serving pescatarian Italian inspired dishes that are responsibly sourced. UFFICIO operates under a commitment to creating flavourful menu offerings with a focus on seasonal, sustainable and local ingredients. Owners Jenny Coburn and Marlo Onilla and investors Greg and Danielle Bryk and Nathaniel Garcia opened the pescatarian restaurant in January 2016 with chef Francesco Venditti, formerly Head Chef, Jamie’s Italian (King Street Food Company). Unique to the city, the menu guarantees to create flavourful, pescatarian Italian inspired dishes that are responsibly sourced.

PROMOTIONS:

Wednesday: $1 Oysters
Friday & Saturday: Whole Fish Dinners

{Left} Picante Pasini ($15.00) – Tequila Tromba, Aperol, Chili, Grapefruit & Fresh Lime
{Right} Dundas West ($15.00) – Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Campari, Averna & Wrecking Crew Bitters

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Hamachi Crudo del Giorno (Market Price)

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Ontario Burrata ($16.00)

  • whipped burrata with creme fraiche, farro pickled beets & herbs

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Gamberi Pritti ($16.00)

  • squid ink battered lightly fried, BC striped prawns with spicy aioli

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Insalata di Francesco ($16.00)

  • shaved brussel sprouts, dried black currants, pistachios, ricotta salata & bottarga

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Sgombra ($15.00)

  • grilled mackerel, stracciatella cheese, marinated peppers, chili & herb puree

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Arugula Fettuccine ($33.00)

  • with king crab & BC striped prawns

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Polpo Alla Griglia ($31.00)

  • Grilled Octopus, risotto nero & crispy calvo nero

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Tiramisu Panna Cotta ($10.00)

  • espresso cream, whipped mascarpone & biscuit crumble

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LOCATION: 1214 DUNDAS ST. WEST TORONTO
HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday / 6PM until CLOSE

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Shake Shack X Momofuku Popup

Last week Shake Shack had its very first pop up in Toronto. The pop up was hosted at Momofuku Daisho from 12:30-6:30pm on Wednesday January 18. We were lucky enough to attend the pop up and got first dibs to check out these yummy ShakeBurgers!

The menu for the pop up consisted of The ShackBurger & Crinkle Cut Fries and an assortment of beverages.

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Shake Burger ($6.39)

  • Cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato and Shack Sauce

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