Authentic Afghani Food in the City: Naan and Kabob Review

I had the pleasure of attending a media-tasting event at Naan and Kabob, held at their newest Leaside location.  I wasn’t sure what to expect. From the pictures I had seen online the food looked similar to Iranian food I had tried but there were also some flavours on the menu that seemed to more…

When the Veggies Stole the Show: Maple Leaf Tavern Review

I attended a media-event at the historic Maple Leaf Tavern and was blown away by their exceptional vegetarian dishes.  Known for their steaks, unique game meat dishes and family style Sunday dining, Maple Leaf Tavern is now serving stand-alone veggie dishes guaranteed to impress you.  The glazed carrots were my favourite dish of the night!…

Global Chef Canada Fundraiser a Success!

I’m happy to report that Team Canada will be competing in the upcoming World Chefs Global Chef Challenge this July in Malaysia! They were able to raise the 10k needed to cover their competition expenses. Thank you to everyone who helped make their culinary dreams a reality! I recently went behind the scenes with Chef Rahil…

16 Horses Die in Sunnybrook Stable Fire

As someone who is part of many online Toronto groups I’m shocked no one is talking about the tragedy that occurred in our community on holiday Monday. A viscous fire claimed the lives of sixteen horses at Sunnybrook Stables. I actually found out by visiting the park yesterday with my family; I was planning on…

What’s New at the Toronto Zoo?

The Toronto Zoo located in Scarborough is home to over 5000 animals. It’s an extremely accessible and family friendly attraction making it a great choice for your next city adventure! By attending the keeper talks, you’ll learn new things about the animals and their unique personalities each time you visit. You might find you have…

Behind the Scenes with Global Chef Canada

  I had the chance to go behind the scenes with Rahil Rathod, the recent Gold Medal Recipient of the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) national competition. Chef Rahil has earned the honour of representing Canada in the upcoming World Chefs Global Chef Challenge this July in Malaysia.   Seventy Nations are competing in the Global Chefs…

Cherry Blossoms in High Park, Worth Braving the Crowds?

For Torontonians, it’s not just holidays that mark the passing of seasons. Certain locations throughout the city take on special significance at various times of the year. Nathan Phillips Square for the Cavaclade of Lights, the Distillery District Christmas Market, Harbour-front Summer Festivals, Exhibition Place in August for the CNE, and the annual Spring Pilgrimage…

Sofia Goes to.. Lisa Marie

I was invited to a media-tasting event at Lisa Marie, organized by Jojoinstameets, and it was one of the best events I’ve been to yet! It was plate after plate of deliciousness. Do you like bold dishes that pack a big flavour punch? A diversity of flavour profiles coming together harmoniously to create an unforgettable…