Cactus Club Cafe

By Melanie Hennessey Elegant, yet unpretentious. Sophisticated, but approachable. However one chooses to describe the Cactus Club Cafe’s new location in Sherway Gardens, all should be able to agree the restaurant delivers a unique vibe that sets it apart from the pack. The luxury dining establishment that’s serving up modern …

A-List Artisans

By Carmelo Giardina “An artisan winemaker cares about the land and honours the produce thereof; from vine to bottle with as little interference as possible.” – Thomas Bachelder, winemaker The term “artisanal” when applied to the practise of winemaking is somewhat of a hot button topic these days. How an …

Chocolate Bliss

By Kelly Putter It’s unquestionably a tall order to rank as one of the world’s number one flavours. You need to cut across cultural differences in palates, span continental preferences for successful market penetration and cover a vast swath of gastronomical territories to even position your flavour as a peak …

Chocolate Beet Cake

Recipe/photography courtesy of Foodland Ontario Preparation Time: 20 minutes Roasting Time: 60 minutes Baking Time: 50 minutes Serves 8 3 Ontario beets (about 1 lb/500 g) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder 1-1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3 Ontario eggs 1/4 cup vegetable oil …

Chef Cory Vitiello’s Mediterranean Salmon with Herbs

Serves 4 Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes This dish is a make-at-home variation of Chef Vitiello’s Salmon Fresca available exclusively at Cactus Club Cafe Sherway Gardens. Ingredients: 24 oz ocean wise steelhead, skin and pin bones removed (Or other good quality, ocean wise salmon) 1 pint of …

Chat with Shaun Waitzer

By Kristy Elik The next time you’re at a local café and you’re about to savour that first heavenly sip of specialty espresso-based coffee, don’t take for granted the journey those little beans have travelled, from a coffee plant grown in a remote and distant land (did you know they’re …

Port Authority

By Carmelo Giardina You probably know of Port wine, but do you really know Port wine? One of Europe’s traditional treasures, its history is a long and fascinating one. I had the pleasure of visiting Portugal this past summer and both Porto and wine country were obvious must stops on …

Risposta Bistro

By Peter Bailey For almost four years, Risposta Bistro has been charming the community with its modern twist on traditional Italian fare. Nestled in the quaint village of Campbellville, the restaurant’s comfortable atmosphere and friendly informality of its patio make a perfect setting for the sophistication of the food its …

Holiday baking

There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh-baked goodies at the holidays, their delicious aroma filling your home with an undeniable warmth. In honour of this special season, we’ve put together a recipe collection of Christmas classics and delicious treat with a twist that are sure to delight your family …