Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cafe Gitane

The picture of perfection.

And the rest of the photos come after because this dish - Moroccan Couscous with red peppers, raisins, toasted pine nuts, hummus, eggplant and chicken ($14.50) - served at Cafe Gitane on Mott Street in Soho, I'll say it again, is perfection. Everything about it works so well together, just look at the hummus resting on top. But be careful because in one wrong swoop of a fork, it can all come crashing down. Just like what happened to my friend Christina, who actually introduced me to Cafe Gitane. She was just so excited about it, she knocked hers over, spilling all over our table. But she ate it anyway, she's good like that.

Everything else at the tiny French Moroccan restaurant is obviously delicious too. Take a look below. Oh and also keep your eyes peeled for Gossip Girl actors and celebrities. They love to lunch there.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fraiche

Heading to Vancouver next week for work and thought I'd share one of the best meals I had last time I was there. Perched on top of a mountain, not only does Fraiche have beautifully crafted dishes, but also amazing views.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beach Rib-Fest

We came, we saw and we devoured!
It's Beach Rib-Fest in Toronto this weekend at Woodbine Park and when Rob invited me, I wasn't sure what to expect. Well I knew there would be ribs (obviously), but that's about it.
When we got there, there were multiple booths. We picked one with a hearty line, and one with lots of awards (plus an awesome pig statue). And they didn't only sell ribs. Had to try the pulled pork, along with coleslaw and beans. They have different sauces you can layer on but the ribs already come dressed with a delicious basic bbq sauce.

The ribs were cooked perfectly - fall off the bone, melt in your mouth meat. Pulled pork was great too, very saucy. So much food, I couldn't finish everything.
There are lots of other booths too - including poutine, corn, funnel cakes, and an ice cream truck, which of course I wanted to hit up. The ice cream was more expensive than usual, but it was the perfect thing to finish off the night to. Or wait, was it when a drunk man screamed at another guy 'b*tch, I hope you die.' Probably the ice cream...but yes, that happened.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Toronto Taste '10

Each year Second Harvest puts on a fundraising event called Toronto Taste. Celebrating its 25th anniversary at The ROM, restaurants set up shop inside and also along University. Stunning food, wine and snapping photos - what could be better!