Fun Friday Re-Cap: Dark Horse Espresso Bar
Now that we are all cozy in our new office
, the ChickAdvisor H.Q girls decided it would be fun to kick off a little bit early the last Friday of every month for a group activity, hence "Fun Friday" was born. Last week was the first and here's what we did...
An afternoon at Dark Horse Espresso Bar
for cappuccinos, raspberry oat bars and conversations that can't be printed publicly was...
Adventures in German Cuisine
My favourite Bavarian cookbook is subtitled 100 Rezepte zum Schlemmen und Schmecken
. While that might sound like a whole lot of gobbledygook to you, the words themselves sound like a watering mouth, and translate to "feast and taste". German cuisine is everything the experts tell us is bad: carbs, salty kraut, and yeasty beer. In other words, homey and filling. (And anyway,...
Book your Toronto Winterlicious reservation starting January 14
For all you Toronto chickies, celebrate the snow with Winterlicious, the annual prix fixe culinary event. Entering its eighth year, Winterlicious gives Torontonians the opportunity to fine dine at the 150 restaurants participating restaurants
at a fixed price. Lunch averages $15 to $25, while dinner can be expected to cost from $25 to $45.
The event runs from January 29 to February 11. Start making...
ChickAdvisor Christmas Cocktails at Barchef
Last night the ChickAdvisor H.Q team headed to Barchef
for Christmas cocktails! If you haven't been to Barchef, you must. The cozy candlelit vibe, DJ and made from scratch cocktails are one of a kind. Read my review here
Adventures in French Cuisine
This is how it starts: you sit down with a menu, then stare in complete confusion at the words on the page before you. An improbably sophisticated waiter (at least to your North American eyes) quickly notices the furrowed eyebrows you’re giving the menu and immediately replaces it with one full of adjectives and nouns you can understand – in plain English. Ah! Yes. Now: time to order.
Best of Patios
For many of us, summer is a season cut far too short. We will brave by turns rain, mosquitos and urban humidity to bask in the warm temperatures and fresh air. Eating indoors, for one, is soooo
From economy-wise eats to chi chi celeb hotspots, we scoured the web for top-rated patio restaurants. Bon appetit! In Toronto Sassafraz
100 Cumberland Street (Yorkville)
Summer Dining à la Prix Fixe
It’s a common dilemma: you love fine dining but the bank balance won’t always allow it. You're in luck! For two happy weeks this summer (Toronto, July 3 – 19) you can dine like the Queen without paying your weight in gold. Summerlicious is back – that wonderful festival that all Torontians look forward to, the time when high-end restaurants offer fantastic menus for extremely palatable...
Authentic British Eats for Victoria Day
Ah, the long-awaited Victoria Day long weekend. While Canadians might immediately think of keggers and Bar-B-Que, perhaps this year you’re rather in the mood to try an authentically British celebration in honour of the holiday.
Then you remember that Brits are famous for enjoying a quick pint at the local pub. But how do you choose among every Union-Jack-sporting watering hole claiming to be the...
Winterlicious and Dine Out Vancouver
Twice a year in Toronto and Vancouver, some of the finest restaurants dish up 3 course meals for fixed price. Toronto's Winterlicious features lunches starting at $15 and dinners ranging from $25-$35 (+ taxes and gratuity). Dine Out Vancouver's fixed price meals are $18, $28 or $38.
Dine Out Vancouver's menus feature a BC VQA wine pairing, that compliments each...
Friday Fun: Would You Eat Squirrel?
During lunch, Alex mentioned that the British are into eating squirrels. I was torn between vomiting or sharing this with you for a Friday laugh.
Apparently there is an over-abundance of squirrels in the UK, and what better way to deal with it than to saute it in a lovely sauce, add some side veggies and serve it for dinner. Topping it with hazelnuts...