Brunch at America Restaurant, Toronto

  Brunch at America Restaurant in Toronto was quite simply, epic, and one of my favourite dining experiences of 2015. I loved everything about it, from the place itself to the food and the style of dining. If I find myself in Toronto again, I am certainly making sure I’m there on a Sunday to…

The Best of 2015 – Travel & Holidays

This time this ‘Best of 2015’ post is in order starting with our New Years visit to London, one of my favourite cities. We stayed near Hyde Park at the Doubletree by Hilton London Hyde Park on Bayswater Road, a nice location and well located to explore the places we love in London from there. We…

The Best of 2015 – Main Courses

Continuing on, these are our favourite main courses from 2015… 1. Amazing pasta at Toto’s in London… so simple the ravioli filled with buffalo ricotta with fresh tomato sauce was delicious and a super meal to start of 2015 when we visited London in January.

The Best of 2015 – Starters

I thought it would be nice to round up 2015 with a few ‘best of’ posts. Starting with starters (obviously!) – these are the dishes we loved, that looked great and tasted great. 1. Pint of Prawns at Taco Taco, served with sriracha mayo, warm tortillas, iceberg & lemon. These prawns, so big and tasty, were…

Ravine Vineyard, St. Davids Bench

While in Canada this summer we visited Ravine Vineyard a few times, for wine tasting, Lunch and dinner. It offers something a little different to a lot of the other vineyards and wineries in this area – the restaurant is more casual, rustic feeling… we loved it, gorgeous food, great setting, really nice staff.

The Best of August on Gin & Griddle

Ok where did August go, not quite sure how its 31st August but nonetheless her we are… here’s the highlights from August on Gin & Griddle…

TOCA, Ritz Carlton, Toronto

Whilst in Toronto, it was Simon’s birthday and a birthday needs a decadent lunch! I booked a table for 2 at TOCA  in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Toronto. A luxurious hotel from the moment you enter, a sweeping staircase brings you to TOCA on the mezzanine floor. The menu is based on Italian cuisine, it’s seasonal and local and…

Canoe, 54th Floor – TD Bank Tower, Toronto

The view from the bar in Canoe is one of my favourites … looking out over the water across the Toronto islands, with the City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport), sailing boats and just a gorgeous perspective from the 54th floor. Such a lovely spot to sip a gin martini…

The Best of July on Gin & Griddle

A few days into a new month already but here we are, the best of July on Gin & Griddle! A lot about our trip to Toronto in June but a couple of Dublin blogs too…coffee & brunch at Mima Coffee Co at Beechwood Luas station in Ranelagh

Niagara on the Lake & The Bench – Ontario Wineries, Canada

  You may not know this but there’s a wonderful wine region in Canada – on both sides of the country. We love Toronto, a city we return to time and time again. An hour out the QEW from Toronto and you are into wine land, the Twenty Valley, the Beamsville Bench and onto Niagara…