My list of memorable taste experiences was compiled by the end of 2014 and I am only managing to publish after the new year…perhaps I had too much fun over the holidays if that is even possible, a good way to start the year
The best sweet potatoes ever: I converted to eating sweet potatoes on a regular basis upon the discovery of the recipe in the Ottolenghi cookbook. Here is the recipe http://www.vivianlaw.ca/tag/best-ever-sweet-potato-recipe/
Pistachio Zeppole at Buca Yorkville: I had never heard of a roman donut until I ate this divine one at Buca. Looked like a bagel, but light and airy filled with delicious pistachio cream and cherries topped with candied pistachios. www.buca.ca
Scones at Harvey Nichols: Clotted cream is a favourite food of mine and the clotted cream met a special scone this fall at Harvey Nics.
Duck tacos and duck confit wings at Dailo/Lo Pan: Chef Nick Liu has some very creative asian dishes at his restaurant Dailo and bar above, Lo Pan. Loved the duck tacos and duck confit wings http://dailoto.com/
Ciccoria: is Italian for dandelion greens and I only learned to appreciate them this summer when I ate them sauteed and drenched in olive oil at a local restaurant in Tuscany.
Party Hummus: the best hummus recipe yet by Briana Santoro of the Naked Label www.thenakedlabel.com who I met on a beach to start 2014.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi inspired sushi at Yasu: the movie was an inspiration in 2012 , so imagine our delight in a delicious dining experience along those dreams of sushi in Toronto http://yasu-sushibar.com/
Coconut Shrimp at the Halekulani: the coconut shrimp served at House Without a Key in Waikiki are the best ever time and time again