Skip to content

restaurant review

creamy lobster bisque

A rich lobster bisque and a creamy mushroom soup are my two favorite soups so my natural first choice on the BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurant week lunch menu was the lobster bisque. I had arranged to meet a friend  at BRIO for a leisurely relaxed lunch. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the bread basket of lavoush and crisp bread while waiting for our food.

 

p1130483-w220-h220.jpgSinohouse Restaurant, Himmelpfortgasse 27

p1130481-w220-h220.jpgBefore seeing Der Besuch der Alten Damen at the Ronacher Theatre a block away, we had supper at Sino house. The service was excellent and I thought the food was great.

p1130484-w220-h220.jpg

p1130487-w220-h220_0.jpg...

p1130407-w250-h250.jpgHuth ristorante da moritz, 6 Schellinggasse

We had dinner at Huth damoritz before seeing the Wiener Staatsballet perform  Dornroschen (The Sleeping Beauty) at the Vienna Opera House. The concierge at our hotel made a reservation for a very early dinner before before the ballet which started at 7 PM.

p1130408-w250-h250.jpgHe emphasized the address, as there were a couple of different Huth restaurants...

p1130093-w500-h500.jpgThe Kettle Restaurant
1138 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, California
Instead of spending a 6 hour layover in the not-so-comfortable International departures area of LAX, I was lucky that my family came to pick me up at the airport to take me out for lunch. We drove out to Manhattan Beach and enjoyed a nice lunch at The Kettle restaurant a couple of blocks up from the beach....

the foie gras parfaitHawksworth Restaurant
801 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC
Ph: (604) 673 - 7000 or Reserve Online

Hawksworth on Urbanspoon

slow cooked short ribsBefore going to see La Cage aux Folles at the Vancouver Playhouse, I was invited to dinner at Hawksworth. Although it had been on my "must visit"...

bluecheese pear tarts with red wine syrupWatermarc Restaurant
448  S. Coast Hwy.,
Laguna Beach, CA
Ph: (949] 376-62 or Reserve Online at OpenTable

WaterMarc Grill on Urbanspoon

Generally on my visits to Orange County my culinary explorations with my family tend to be limited to places suitable for taking young children. Unlike my usual dining choices therefore, in California my eating out tends much more toward casual or fast food dining. 

sizzling</body></html>...

South Beach rollWabora Fusion Japanese Restaurant
550 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON
Ph: 416-777-9901 or Reserve Online at  Open Table

Wabora (Thompson Hotel) on Urbanspoon

We were looking for somewhere to have lunch In between Summerworks shows on a hot Toronto day. We were in the King Street West area so I checked out UrbanSpoon and Open Table, and found a listing for Wabora in the Thompson Hotel.

tuna tataki...

breakfast omeletteFran's Restaurant
20  College Street,
Toronto, ON.
Ph: 416-923-9867

Fran's on Urbanspoon

We were looking for a restaurant for a late breakfast before heading back to the Summerworks Festival to see a play at noon.

Fran's Restaurant , an American style diner, was close by and we thought it looked perfect for brunch.

We both had coffee and declined juice. Amidst the several omelette offerings the menu listed a "build your own...

steak saladHoops Sports Bar and Grill
735 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
Ph: 416-862-2400

Hoops Sports Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon

In  between shows at the Summerworks Festival we wandered down Queen Street in search of a cafe or restaurant where we could cool off and have a light meal.

warm spinach and artichoke dipWe...

A Peak to Peak CabinAfter several rather grey and overcast mornings, Thursday dawned with a clear sky and my IPhone told me that there was going to be a temperature high of around 20º in Whistler. It was definitely the day for us to do the Peak to Peak Gondola ride.

The Peak to Peak Gondola connects Whistler and Blackcomb mountains on a 4.4 kilometre long ride. Opened in December 2008,  it breaks three world records. Supported by only four towers, two...

Pages

Subscribe to restaurant review