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A Toronto foodie whose name is familiar on the Canadian restaurant scene has been shortlisted for one of the “best jobs in the world.”
Mary Gazze, who works as a communications specialist for the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, is one of two Canucks on the 25-name shortlist of applicants in consideration for a tasty position within Tourism Australia’s “Best Jobs in the World” competition.
The “Taste Master” will be charged with blogging about the best ingredients, restaurants and bars in the state of Western Australia. In so doing, this individual will get a rare experience to celebrate food against a special backdrop. She might, for example, go fishing for exotic barramundi and then haul the results back to a barbie to prepare them with an Australian chef. Or she might sample wines from the country’s Margaret River region....more
Whether or not Toronto finally gets its own casino remains anyone’s bet. But there’s no doubt that the contentious subject has divided fans and detractors into snarling camps. Not surprisingly, given the impact they would feel from such a gamble, some of Toronto restaurateurs have thrown their toques into the ring.
In early April, a group of local Toronto restaurant owners sent out letters to city councilors to declare their support for bringing a casino to the city. A casino at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, says the band — whose members include the Old Spaghetti Factory, Biagio, Hey Lucy and Michael’s on Simcoe — would deliver untold riches to adjacent restaurant businesses.
If you’ve got a taste for the suds and a few bucks in your pocket, we’ve got a beer for you. Samuel Adams Utopias hit the Ontario market the first day of March. And it came with a pricetag as hefty as its reputation.
This dark and powerful brew — clocking in at 28 percent alcohol content — costs $114.95 a bottle. And this price is better than what it sells for south of the border, with some US stores hawking the stuff for close to $300....more
Winterlicious, in all its seasonally scrumptious, snow-dusted glory, will make its triumphant return to the city on January 25. The much-anticipated event runs until February 7.
The 2013 list of participating Toronto restaurants is the longest ever. This year, 191 local eateries will roll out prix-fixe menus for Toronto bon vivants anxious for a soft-on-the-wallet taste of the best culinary offerings the T-dot’s got. Among their ranks find stellar returnees like Bodega and Splendido, along with newcomers like Sagano and Prohibition Gastrohouse.
Aware of the potential for the thing to become unwieldy, Winterlicious organizers have taken care to put together various tools to help visitors navigate its bulk. A visit to the Winterlicious official site reveals a Map that allows users to search participating players by neighbourhood. And you can use the Sort List tool there to create your own inventory of destinations....more