Category: Review

New York – Peter Luger

Our last trip to New York City was to celebrate a milestone birthday for Stephen, so of course steak was on the itinerary. I narrowed down our options to two classics, Peter Luger and Keens Steakhouse. Somehow the only reservations available was Friday lunch at Peter Luger and dinner at Keens, on the same day.


Tachi opened early 2018 and brought a whole new way of eating sushi to Toronto. The restaurant, located in Assembly Chef’s Hall, has only 8 standing spots and serves an omakase menu in under 30 minutes. I’ve been drooling over their social media posts since doors opened and seriously contemplated visiting while babywearing Alivia. Fortunately

New York – Sushi Nakazawa

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is one of my favourite documentaries. After watching the film I had dreams of visiting Chef Jiro Ono’s 3 Michelin star restaurant but after learning how difficult it was to secure a reservation, I had little hope of them ever coming true. While planning our trip in 2016 to New York

Tokyo – Afternoon Tea at the Ritz Carlton

From day 1 of my maternity leave, Stephen and I talked about taking a trip to Asia before I returned to work. The idea of a long haul flight was daunting but after a successful visit to Seattle when Alivia was 5 months old, we crossed our fingers and booked tickets to Japan with a

Juicy Dumpling

Last December, Stephen and I were downtown for a restaurant event that left us in search of a second dinner. Having parked in Chinatown we decided to check out Juicy Dumpling, a new shop that had opened in September specializing in xiao long bao with super low prices ($2.99 for 6 baos). Atmosphere: The quick