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Niagara Falls Restaurants We’re Dying To Try
May 31, 2011 at 2:05 pm 0
gI_0_Massimo Living in Niagara on the Lake is great. The air is clean, there are trees all around, we have so much space, and there are great local restaurants nearby. But when it comes to fine dining the options are limited. You can go to Peller Estates, again and again...or maybe their sister winery Hillebrand....but other than that there isn't much. So when we heard this recent announcement that Jamie Kennedy was opening a new restaurant in Niagara Falls it really made our day! Then we realized that Massimo Capra already has one in the Falls, and after squeeling with joy for a few minutes we realized our dining outlook for the area just got that much brighter! Massimo's restaurant, called the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra is in the Crown Plaza on the 10th floor. The menu looks divine! From the dinner menu I'm dying to try the: Warm Peaches and Cheese Roasted Garlic Artichokes Maple Glazed Porkchop. I'm dying to make a reservation and test this place out - a full restaurant review is coming up soon!
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Travel
Argentinean BBQ: A Buenos Aires Dining Delight
April 26, 2010 at 11:33 am 0


BBQ is a must do in Argentina!

BBQ is a must do in Argentina!

The lovely ladies over at Hip and Urban Girl asked me to do a restaurant review recently…and when in Argentina the opportunity to review a traditional barbecue restaurant was one we couldn’t pass up. Find out here what happens at an Argentinean barbecue restaurant…including an interesting experience involving stuffed cows and “interesting” menu items...

where's the beef?
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Life
Dining In The Dark At O Noir Restaurant
February 16, 2010 at 12:15 pm 1


O Noir Restaurant offers a gourmet experience in the dark

O Noir Restaurant offers a gourmet experience in the dark

There's a new concept restaurant that seems like a super fun, and totally different kind of place. The restaurant O Noir offers a dining experience in the dark! Why would you eat in the dark you ask? According to owner and founder Moe Alameddine... "When you eat food in the dark, your remaining senses are heightened to savour the smell and taste of food. Even simple, everyday dishes like potatoes and yogurt take on a culinary flare." But not only is the restaurant a cool new concept, it also helps sighted folks realize what it's like to live blind. This idea started with Jorge Spielmann, a blind pastor in Zurich who used to blindfold his dinner guests at his home so they could share his eating experience. In 1999, Spielmann opened Blindekuh (German for Blind Cow); a project aimed at teaching the sighted about the sightless world, and provide jobs for blind people. So to make sure that you get to really experience what it's like the restaurant doesn't let you use lighters, cellphone lights, candles or anything. You must spend the whole evening in complete darkness to get the true experience. I can't wait to try it out! Photo Credit: Toronto Star
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Life
Great Date Idea
November 6, 2009 at 12:45 pm 0
In Toronto there are some wonderful and fun things to do for dates that can bump an average night up several notches. If you have a spare date evening and you want to do something different here is a fun plan just for you!

Start your night out at Rodney's Oyster Bar on King Street. It's a pretty rough and tumble environment, but the oysters are amazing and it's a very open and social place. You can show up in a fancy dress and saddle up to the bar for few oysters, or wear jeans and spend the evening here, so don't let this place set the tone for your outfit. Wear what you want and enjoy the adventure of eating shucked oysters while sipping champagne. The oysters are so fresh and wonderful, not to mention an aphrodisiac!



After your oyster adventure head out to the Davisville LCBO (liquor store). It may seem like a bit of a strange spot, but the historic building has a gorgeous tasting room where you can sample some divine wines in a beautiful environment. Make sure you each sample different wines and share them...it's a nice romantic thing to do and you get to learn something too! But beware, there's a limit of two samples per person and the tasting room closes at 8pm, so try to show up at 7 so you’re not rushed.

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To end your evening go to the bar at Scaramouche. As a part of the fancy (and pricey) restaurant the bar is a more casual (i.e. fun) environment with the same gorgeous views as Scaramouche and phenomenal foods. There some fantastic mains here but if you want something lighter the asparagus, buffalo mozzarella and pesto salad is simply divine. As you wind down the evening sip a desert wine and look over the city...it's the perfect way to end a fun and adventurous date, which depending on what you eat, doesn't have to cost a fortune.
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