True Restaurant’s Chicken Ballotinne

Prospere Magazine first came across True Restaurant in 2008 when it first opened in Yorkville.  This green and locovore-friendly restaurant has an amazing list of foods, ranging from pastas and pizzas to entrees like the chicken ballotine.  Stuffed with mixed nuts and dried fruit, the chicken is, in addition to the traditional potatoes and vegetables, […]

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 […]

Indigo Masala Room: Av and Dav’s Indian Restaurant

Cynthia Cheng It has been around for less than a year, but Indigo Masala Room, on Avenue Road just south of Davenport is perhaps one of the best Indian restaurants I’ve been to in the past little while.  Not only do they have good service (we were asked whether we wanted additional naan or rice), […]

Food: When Hick Becomes Trendy

Cynthia Cheng Is food really class-oriented?  Say, if someone from a small, remote town serves a plate of dandelion greens, would the world see it as “hick food,” while the same plate served at a high end restaurant in Manhattan would be seen as quite the opposite?  Many signs point to yes.  But why is this the case?  […]

W Burger Bar @ Yonge and College

Cynthia Cheng        (From top left to bottom right: beef burger; 50/50 fries and sweet potato fries; turkey burger; veggies & dip) One of the newest gourmet burger places in the city is W Burger Bar, which replaced Greek Island restaurant on College, just west of Yonge.  Unlike other gourmet joints in the city, […]

Lara Presber: From Architecture to Fashion

Calgary-based designer, Lara Presber has always had an interest in structure and fashion.  As a kid, she spent part of her leisure time helping her dad in the garage and the other half sewing with her mother.  The interest in structure eventually led her to architecture school sin Boston where she eventually obtained a  B. Arch.  After spending a few years in […]

Shops at Don Mills: Returning to its Roots

Cynthia Cheng Toronto’s latest mall isn’t your typical indoor venue.  Rather, it is outdoor-only.  The Shops at Don Mills, which opened just a few months ago, is now taking its rightful place as one of the trendiest places to shop.  While many of the stores at this mall can be found at other shopping areas such […]