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14 Classy & Upscale Drinks to Order at Fine Dining Restaurants

What’s your favourite drink? Whatever it is, I bet there is a good reason you enjoy it. There are many drinks out there. Some of these are classy and upscale; others not quite! Your drink of choice says a lot about you. Whether this is gin, vodka, or your favourite bottle of red wine, settle for one that you like. Perhaps your favourite is among these classy, upscale drinks; if it’s not, well, add it to the list. Continue Reading

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11 Best Party Food for Large Groups

So, you’ve decided to have an enormous party. Whatever the celebration, with so many friends and family co-mingling, people are bound to get hungry. But what to serve? This is an age old dilemma, one that is often joked about by comics. The infamous several foot-long party sub that no one wants is unlikely to please, and will likely wind up rotting on the table after a few hours.

The best party food for large groups is usually guided by simplicity. Weddings are known for platters of tiny hot dogs, quiches and other snacks served off trays. Your guests are likely only going to take a passing interest in finger foods, so what you serve should make some kind of impression, enhancing a guest’s enjoyment without consuming them. Continue Reading

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8 Delicious and Easy Snacks with Wine

You have come to the right place if you are planning to have a wine tasting party or you just feel like having a dinner party with some of your closest friends. This is your first step to throwing the party of the year. You need good wine to keep everyone loosened up a bit.

However, good wine by itself won’t cut it. You need some complementary accompaniments, and this is where knowledge of which types of wine to pair with certain snacks kicks in. People tend to get choosy when it comes to the foods or snacks they take with their favourite glass of wine. Here are some of the best and easy snacks with wine of your choice: Continue Reading

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5 Tips for Buying Wine on the Internet

Anything can be purchased online nowadays, and if you’re a wine lover, you’ll be happy to know that statement includes wine now as well. Many people don’t realize that buying wine online is, in fact, legal.

This hesitation is probably because of some of the strict liquor laws that exist throughout Canada. However, it is true, wine can be purchased through the internet legally. And why not? There are so many reasons why it is a better way to shop for wine.

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Wine & Dine: 8 Types of White Wines for Novices

If you’re new to drinking wine, the selection available online and in the stores can seem overwhelming. With literally thousands of bottles available on the market today, how do you know which ones you should try first? This post will help identify some of the most common types of white wine that you can buy as a beginner, or that you can give to a beginning wine drinker.

Here are a few characteristics of wines, both red and white, that you may find helpful.

  • Tannin
    Mostly found in red wines, tannin is a compound that leaves behind an astringent feeling when you swallow. New wine drinkers sometimes dislike this taste sensation on their gums and teeth, so look for wines with low tannin.
  • Acidity
    Like all fruits, wine grapes have acids that make them refreshing and crisp. The acidity levels vary among different wines. As you drink, ask yourself how tart it is and if you like a more or less sour-tasting wine. Most new wine drinkers prefer wines with lower acidity.
  • Sweetness
    Sweeter wines tend to go down easier with new wine drinkers; however, that doesn’t mean that a new wine drinker has to drink sweet wine, or that an experienced wine drinker has to stay away from sweet wines. If you like wines that are a bit sweet, look for ones that have higher alcohol content, but stay away from wines with “dry” on the label.

Really, it’s up to each individual, but white wines are lighter-bodied and usually easier on the palate for new drinkers as compared to red wines. Here are a few types of white wines for those new to wine.

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Opening a New Restaurant: 5 Tips for Buying Food Prep Equipment

When you’re a restaurant, especially a new establishment, you want to impress all of the patrons, generate some publicity and churn out sublime meals. The best way to achieve this is to have impeccable equipment in the kitchen.

One of the greatest pieces of tools to have in your restaurant’s kitchen is anything related to food preparation, which is primarily handled by your sous chef. That’s right. Food prep equipment will ensure that you deliver high-quality food at a fast pace. Remember, a way to make your customers disappointed is to have their food arrive to their table late – we all know how we behave when we’re hangry.

If you’re opening the doors to your new restaurant in the next few weeks, then you need to look for top-notch food prep equipment as soon as possible. Here are five tips for buying food prep equipment for your restaurant:

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The Royal Feast: 4 Reasons to Hire a Party Caterer

As the Christmas holiday season approaches, a portion of the population will begin looking to Pinterest for how to “wow” their various family members and friends who will be coming over for: drinks, appetizers, a cookie exchange, or the full meal on Christmas Day. The other portion of the population has not had time to think about dinner parties and is more concerned how to best introduce mom and dad to the new partner, roommate, or genius scheme to pay off the ever-mounting Toronto lifestyle debt.

If you’re part of group two, eventually you will realize that mom and dad need more than an awesome boyfriend and dreams to satisfy their hunger, and you will frantically begin scouring your cupboards for something edible and festive to serve up.  If your cupboards are something these guys would be proud of, you might want to consider the following four reasons to cater your holiday meal.

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Eat Healthy: 4 Delicious Foods That Are Full of Nutrients

Young professionals in 2017 are more aware than ever about the benefits and positives of shopping at a health food store. Moreover, they are more aware than previous generations on the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Activism and advocacy begin with individuals and their choices to live healthy and active lives. It all starts with what you put on your plate.

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