The Best Tourtière in Toronto
Tourtière is a savoury meat pie traditionally eaten around the holidays. The comforting pastry dates back to the French-Canadian colonies in the late 1700s and originates in Quebec. But where can pie lovers go when they have a hankering for one in Toronto? Chef Mark McEwan has the answer. The taste test master samples the
The best bao in Toronto
Take a bao this holiday season. The pork bun has evolved from its traditional bite-sized char siu bao to the reinvented hand-held pork belly sammie. Here, Mark McEwan teams up with chef Missy Hui to pick their favourites. Who will win in this classic battle of old versus new?
The Best Ravioli and Agnolotti in Toronto
There’s nothing like homemade pasta when the temperature starts to drop. Chef Mark McEwan samples some of the best hand-crafted ravioli and agnolotti the city has to offer. Mark knows stuffed pasta—Nonna McEwan’s veal, pork and beef ravioli is featured at Fabbrica.
The Best Cheesecake in Toronto
The city’s best cheesecake, as chosen by chef Mark McEwan. Find out what shops deliver the most binge-worthy slices, and what bakeries come up short in this blind taste test. The search for the perfect crust, filling and texture ends here. Toronto cheesecake lovers, here’s where to head to satisfy your next craving. Chef Mark
Toronto’s Best Pumpkin Spice Delights
It’s that time of year again, when the subtle (or not-so-subtle) scent of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves starts to infiltrate everything from lattes to breakfast cereal. So we asked chef Mark McEwan to sample the best pumpkin spice–infused baked goods the city has to offer.
Toronto’s Best Old-School Pizzerias
It’s a sad truth that some of the longest running, old-school pizzerias have announced their closures over the last month. Toronto’s Olympic 76 Pizza, Camarra Pizza and Gerrard Pizza have all closed their doors. We’re talking family-run for generations, serving hand-kneaded Italian pies using recipes from the motherland. Fortunately, some vintage pizzerias are still going
Toronto’s Best Gelato
Why settle on gelato when you can have gelati? Mark McEwan sat down with guest judge, Tutti Matti’s Alida Solomon, to compare pistachio, fragola (strawberry), espresso and caffé gelato from six different spots across the city. After many tastings, they shared their thoughts and declared one the best gelato shop in Toronto.
Toronto’s Best Empanadas
Chef Steve Gonzalez’s picks If there’s one thing that gets chef Steve Gonzalez going, it’s an empanada. “I can eat them any time day or night,” the Petty Cash and Baro chef says. “It’s funny cause I didn’t really grow up eating baked empanadas. What I ate when I was a kid was deep-fried, Colombian…
Toronto’s Best Steaks
Chef Nuit Regular’s picks In Toronto, chef Nuit Regular is known as the queen of Thai food. At her glut of restos — including Pai, Sabai Sabai and Kiin — she spins out sonatas of pad thai, panang beef curry or deep-fried soft shell crab with mango, all expertly spiced dishes that transport diners to…