Food

Summer Drinks: Oloroso and the Sweeter Sherries (with Video)

Last week I talked about finos and amontillados, sherries that are aged either completely or partially under a “flor,” which is a thin film that protects the sherry from oxygen. This week I talk about oloroso and the sweeter sherries. The other family of sherries are those which never see a “flor,”...

Brigade Pizza for a Build-Your-Own Experience

Jean-Daniel Nadeau believes Canadians are a little misguided on how pizza should look and taste. Brigade Pizzeria Napolitaine is his latest culinary endeavor that he opened in July along with his partner Grace Yeh. It’s the first of its kind in Canada to offer authentic built-to-order authentic Neapolitan pizzas. “Pizza...

Plant-Fuelled Nutrition at New Restaurant Copper Branch

“You’re more vegan than you think!” is the catchy slogan behind the newest vegan restaurant to hit downtown Montreal. Copper Branch is a casual eatery designed to provide consumers with a quick but healthy alternative to the usual fast-food fare. The lunch and dinner menu tops out at $11 and...

Toast and Coffee in St-Henri at Buck 15

Buck 15 Espresso Bar recently opened in St-Henri on Notre-Dame St. W. offering a light, bright space for coffee fans to get their fix. Roy Riettie, originally from Jamaica, owns the spot with his wife Jodi Riettie, who’s from Toronto. The Rietties decided to use Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co. from Minneapolis for their...

Farm-to-Table Café Zéphyr Opens in NDG

Freshly picked veggies from the West Island add local flavour to the daily specials at this new, sunny café on Sherbrooke St. in NDG. “Ninety-five per cent of the veggies used here are organic,” says Café Zéphyr founder Anne Durand, who once ran a café in Paris. Her husband, Stephen...

Summer Drinks: Fino and Amontillado Sherry (with Video)

Time to rethink and try sherry again. I drink lots of it, but mostly dry, or close to completely dry style. This is one of the classic wines styles of the world of wine, and has been around since the 16th century. But like anything that been around that long,...

Vegan Rapide for Accessible Vegan Fare

Thirteen years ago, Khalida Azzouza left Algeria and came to Montreal to pursue her love of art. By profession, she was an auditor for the government, but hated it. She wanted to revisit her roots as a pizza maker – this time with her vegan husband, Jamie Miller, and daughter,...

Summer Drinks: Organic wine (with video)

When we talk about organic wine, we are talking about how the grapes are grown, not how the wine is made. Bill Zacharkiw explains in this week’s video here: Organic wine has to do primarily with grape-growing, and not how the wine is made. While certain products are not allowed...

Summer Drinks: European wine labels (with video)

Ever wonder what those European wine labels are actually telling you? Wine critic Bill Zacharkiw breaks them down in this week’s Summer Drinks video. See it here: A region, simply put, is a large territory that groups together a large number of vineyards. In France, the country is divided into...

Summer Drinks: Reading the Label (with Video)

Gazette wine critic Bill Zacharkiw gives you suggestions on not only what to drink, but also tips on how to get the most out of your wines and cocktails. See the video here. The topic this week: Reading the Label There are two approaches to wine labels. One is what is referred...
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