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.
Few weeks ago we celebrated Xp’s birthday at ViVetha Bistro in the beaches area of Toronto. We heard about this little gem from our friend, the human Urban Spoon, who always picks the best places to eat both in the GTA and everywhere else. ViVetha features typical European Bistro menu, designed by executive chef and owner Siva Thambinathan. I for one enjoyed the items on the menu and was having a hard time picking one dish to order. They all sounded so delicious. After much debate at the table we all decided on what we wanted and here are our selections.
On our day trip to Kingston to tour the beautiful 1000 Islands on the St Lawrence river we decided to check out a great little Italian place in the city. I was pleasantly surprised by the food quality and the service we received at the Olivea Restaurant/Trattoria. We ordered mostly off their special filled with omelettes and eggs benedict. They were all so tasty and fresh. The best thing we ordered from the menu for our appetizer was the Olivea bruschetta ($9) filled with yummy tomatoes, capers, artichoke and feta cheese. TOO DIE FOR!! If you ever happen to visit Kingston or you live there make sure you visit Olivea Restaurant. Here are some of the items we ordered.