Category Restaurants, Cafés & Bistros

I Found My Marbles at Marbles [Waterloo, ON]

Do not ask me how it is that I lived in Waterloo Region for more than 6 years without visiting Marbles until now. A downtown Waterloo staple since 1977, this former livery stable has a charming and historical exterior. I was really pleased to see that the charming exterior carries on inside. With a marble-filled […]

Fabulicious Times At Peller Estates Winery [Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON]

Every year in March and November, Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake run an 8-day event called Fabulicious. During this culinary event there are 17 restaurants who participate and this past November none of their menus made it easy to choose where to go. However, having fallen in love with Chef Jason Parson’s home made ice wine […]

Shaw Club Hotel: One of Niagara’s Finest [Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON]

Tucked away at the East end of Niagara-on-the-Lake lies one of this quaint town’s finest hotels, the Shaw Club Hotel. This 4-diamond getaway boasts a 4-diamond restaurant called Zee’s Grill and one of Ontario’s Finest Spas, The Shaw Club Spa. This great Niagara-on-the-Lake landmark is named after Bernard Shaw of the world-renown Shaw Festival Theatre […]

Koosh Bistro: An Italian-Inspired Eatery [Hamilton, ON]

If you are a pasta-lover and live near Hamilton Ontario then let me introduce you to Koosh Bistro. Located in the heart of Westdale Village near McMaster University this Italian-inspired eatery is a must-visit. With their daily home-made pastas, creative bruchettas and divine desserts I have plans to go back as often as social norms […]

Royal Botanical Gardens [Burlington, ON]

My Nonna loved everything about flowers. Every Birthday and Christmas card I ever received from her had beautiful hand-drawn flowers inside. It was with my Nonna that I first visited the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. This summer I returned, after a long hiatus, to celebrate Canada Day. July 1, 2013 was a hot and […]

Bed, Bar and Beyond at Fosters Inn [Stratford, ON]

Recently I had the pleasure of spending some time at Fosters Inn, Restaurant and Bar in Stratford. Located a stones-throw from the downtown and right next to the beloved Avon Theatre, this restaurant and inn was a joy to explore. Earlier this year I excited my taste-buds in their restaurant and you can read all […]

Lunch at the Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Bistro [St. Davids, ON]

In August 2011, wineaccess.ca wrote a great article titled The World’s Best Winery Restaurants; once I saw that Ravine Vineyard was on the list, and because I had always heard that many taste-buds are tickled at their bistro, I knew that I would plan a visit sooner than later. Well – it took a little […]