Bona’me Restaurant & Lounge….

After climbing the stairs at the Cologne Cathedral we all had worked up an appetite and we decided to finish our day by checking out Bona’me by Rhine river. A restaurant and lounge catering to your Turkish/Middle Eastern food cravings; Bona’me has combined great food, great price and modern decorations perfectly. Bona’me uses the “swipe your card as you order” system. It’s a convenient system since there’s no waiting time to get waited on and each person can walk up to a cooking station and personally order their own food in any way they want. It’s great, just don’t lose your card like I did at Vapiano, a similar style restaurant we visited during our trip.

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L’Entrecôte Porte-Maillot ….

Celebrating Persian new year in Paris meant that we had to have a festive and delicious dinner. My cousin recommended L’Entrecôte Porte-Maillot for our celebrations. A prefixed menu of salad, 2 main courses which were the same and dessert and of course house wine! Continue reading “L’Entrecôte Porte-Maillot ….”

Elle M’a Dit….FoodbySaje

Have you guys ever heard of Alsace. I never knew what/where and who it was till I had lunch at the cutest little restaurant on Baldwin village. Elle M’a Dit is Toronto’s first Alsatian restaurant and is a brain child of chef Gregory Furstoss and his wife Tory Yang.

Going through the lunch menu there are lots of hints to the Franco-German influence, everything sounded so delicious. The restaurant itself was so adorable, simple yet so welcoming. I loved how the inside of Elle M’a Dit complemented it’s location on Baldwin street, a very European feel. Continue reading “Elle M’a Dit….FoodbySaje”

Toronto Underground Market…FoodbySaje

On Saturday I attended the first Toronto Underground Market held at the Evergreen Brick Works. This social food market is a way to bring Toronto Foodies and different vendors together in a unique setting. This event is a great opportunity for some of the vendors to do some market research and to receive more exposure in the Toronto market. I loved the venue for TUM, the Evergreen Brick Works is beautiful, rustic, modern and unique. I know, it sounds strange but it somehow works and it was the perfect setting for an “underground” market.

Now, the important part, the market. All the vendors provided little menus composed of little appetizer sized dishes for $2 to $5. There was so much to taste. My friends & I hung out at the market for a few hours and tried as many things as possible. In the beginning of the night, the lineups were short and quick but by the end of the night some of the vendors had crazy lineups. Some people were in line for over 30 mins to try the most popular dishes of the night. It was all in all, a very fun and exciting evening.

Check out this picture my friend took in the middle of the craziness!

Now, here are some of our favorite dishes of the night. Continue reading “Toronto Underground Market…FoodbySaje”

Stay Extraordinary With Diet Coke & Estelle

Last Monday we joined some party goers for an intimate party held by Diet Coke at The Hoxton. The crowd was a mixture corporate, media, bloggers and contest winners all dressed up to bring back old Hollywood to TIFF2011. We were welcomed by super cute hostesses all done up in fabulous dresses and hair and makeup to the theme of the night. Even the bar at the Hoxton was dressed up for the night with a fun menu of cocktails that included Diet Coke.

Everyone at the party was super excited to watch Estelle perform in a setting like The Hoxton. To keep the crowd pumped till then DJ ViVi Diamond was showering the Diet Coke lovers with great tunes to dance to. She was AMAZING!!!

Finally, Estelle’s crew are out and setting up! Continue reading “Stay Extraordinary With Diet Coke & Estelle”