[Toronto] Omaw

My visit:  After Alo, Omaw, was my next most anticipated visit as owner chef Matt Blondin was also a former chef from Acadia and he claims that Omaw is what Acadia should’ve been in the first place. The creative chef Blondon changes to menu of the a Carolina-inspired eatery periodically as he constantly wants to try…

[Hong Kong] The Ocean

A little background:  In its restaurant THE OCEAN, Le Comptoir Group celebrates the natural wonders of the sea in a magnificent design that spectacularly, and cleverly, represents the finest in life both above and below the water line. A stretch of floor-to-ceiling windows reveals panoramic sea views, complemented by striking textural finishes that harness the…

[Hong Kong] Limewood

A little background:  Limewood is a mix of  South East Asian, Hawaiian, South American and Caribbean flavors centered around barbequed seafood, meats and great refreshing cocktails. In many ways it’s a Californian experience. My visit:  I have been dying to come here as I’ve read many good reviews online but I was always dreading the commute to…

[Hong Kong] Yardbird

A little background:  Yardbird is a modern izakaya-style restaurant that specializes in yakitori (skewered, grilled chicken).  The many different parts of a chicken, including the heart, liver, oyster, neck, etc. are grilled over traditional binchotan charcoal.  Their menu also features dishes that incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients and an array of carefully selected sake, shochu, beer, wine and Japanese Whisky My visits:  Yardbird is another one of the…