Tasting menus are becoming part of the food scene in Hamilton more and more, and they are a delightful opportunity for the foodies everywhere to enjoy some creative food and drink pairings at reasonable costs. Price fixed dinners are really about the chef and restaurant showcasing their creativity, skill-set and passion for food; and you can feel the passion in every bite. They are amazing culinary experiences that always leave me dreaming of the chef’s combinations and creat
Valentine’s Day is really just another excuse to indulge in two of my favourite things- chocolate and wine! I don’t need a holiday to do this, but if society is going to celebrate this pairing- why not embrace it. Whether you have that special someone to share with or not (more for you, to be honest I rarely share) here is a quick guide on how to pair wine and chocolate. Sweetness Matters Have a sweet tooth? And love milk chocolate that is creamy and very sweet? Don’t get me
When you love wine as much as I do, you talk to people about it- A LOT. I get asked a lot of questions about wine, and, some make me laugh and others are just gross misunderstandings of the truth, that a friend of a friend shared with them and so “it must be true”. But common myths about wine are detrimental to its reputation, and I am here to defend wine and clear up some common myths about wine. Myth 1: Headaches from wine are caused by sulphites; that’s why I can only drin
(Yes, I realize this sounds like food blasphemy) Surf and Turf is one of those classic dishes on almost every white tablecloth restaurant menu (and some not so fancy ones too). Don’t get me wrong- lobster is mouth-wateringly delicious, and a good steak cooked properly is divine! So how can I profess my hatred for two delicious items that most people would kill to be served? It is the sheer panic and inability to choose my wine to drink with this dish that gets me every time!
Wine lists are funny things. They can be daunting to the non-wine connoisseur to read and understand if they are long and not well laid out. My top 5 spots to enjoy wine don’t include the longest, most prestigious lists in town. My criteria for choosing the restaurants below focus on the restaurants’ thoughtfulness, diversity, and how well the wine matches their menu. And, while my article might be focused on wine, the food at every one of these spots is amazing too! Wine lis
Every Italian Nonna has their “sugo” or sauce recipe. They are all slightly different, and their children and grandchildren all grew up eating it- there is no Nonna that makes the same sauce. That is why learning my Nonna’s recipe was so important to me. It was a hard feat. Believe me, my Nonna doesn’t give away many secrets. After being told how to do it a few times and not getting it quite right, I decided to go over for a visit and watch my Nonna make her sauce. Voila! I
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