Go SevenEast!

Cynthia Cheng Thai chicken spring rolls Though menu choices at SevenEast aren’t too different from the typical fusion restaurant (Spring Rolls, Indochine, etc…), this has got to be one of the best fusion places Prospere Magazine has tried in a while.  From the ambiance of the restaurant (small and modern-looking) to the food, this restaurant […]

Patio Dinner with the Family

Sunday is Father’s Day!  What are you going to get your dad?  Rather than an at-home barbecue dinner, perhaps the entire family would go out to a restaurant with a nice patio.  No casual outfits for this dinner!  Here’s an outfit that you might want to wear: Patio Dinner by shortystories featuring ASOS shoes Princess […]

California Woman Vlogs Mediterranian Cuisine

Cynthia Cheng   Can a former pre-med turned law student turned real estate broker become a vlogging chef?  Sure!  Denise Hazime, originally from Michigan, moved to Los Angeles a few years ago.  The American born child of immigrant parents from Lebanon, Denise was unable to find decent food from her heritage in LA.  She, therefore, started to make her own […]

Fusion is Putting on the Riz

Cynthia Cheng Fusion food doesn’t have to be super-fancy, nor does it have to be a chain restaurant.  In fact, you can find one right in midtown Toronto, on Bayview, north of Eglinton.  Riz (pronounced “rice”) offers a menu that comes from Thailand, Vietnam and southern China, ranging from fried rice and chow mein to various […]

The Beauty of Beer: Why a pint can a party girl’s best friend

Kelly Ward In ancient Mesopotamia, female brew masters were among the most respected of citizens. Babylonians had priestesses brew their suds and reserved certain ales solely for spiritual ceremonies. And yet, in 2008, only 8% of women reported regularly choosing beer as their cocktail of choice, even though beer makes up 46% of all alcohol […]

Note to Restaurants: Double Booking is NOT Professional

Last week, after coming home from spending a week out of town, my parents and I decided to go out for dinner.  The first place we stopped by was closed for a private event, so we decided to go back to the city. On our way, we called the restaurant to make sure they could […]

T Cafe – Trendy Teas and Good Eats

Michelle G. In the heart of the Annex, Bloor Street West is populated by an assortment of eateries, many with an Asian or sushi theme. The T Café, located at 511 Bloor Street West, blends perfectly into this area with its minimalist décor and emphasis on tea culture. The T Café boasts a menu rich […]

Jacques Bistro du Parc: The Charm of Yorkville

Cynthia Cheng Jacques Bistro du Parc is one of Yorkville’s hidden gems.  Not often mentioned by Toronto’s lifestyle magazines, this restaurant is a great place to stop by for lunch while shopping downtown or for a quiet dinner for two.  The French restaurant, located at 126A Cumberland Street, is a smaller, cozy venue compared to the […]

ONE Restaurant: Yorkville’s Singular Sensation

Cynthia Cheng ONE Restaurant is located at the Hazelton Hotel at 116 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto.  This is a unique restaurant.  It serves family style, rather than individual portions, meaning that the food is meant to be shared.  This is generally something that isn’t seen outside of the home or Chinese restaurants. In addition, ONE […]

Marben Restaurant Celebrates One Year!

Terry Hughes, GM of Marben Restaurant Marben Restaurant‘s First Anniversary event was both a dinner and a record-breaking party afterwards that went til 3. We served about 120 guests for full dinner service and then we lit the tiki torches and the party began. We were just jammed with revelers in the Lounge, the Party […]