[Toronto] Actinolite

A little background:  The intention behind Actinolite is straightforward; their focus is food. They explore their landscape and search for ingredients that are at their peak of freshness. They source and promote Canadian products and producers, prioritizing how and where they are grown and raised. Actinolite evolve the menu according to what’s in season, fresh and available. My visit:…

[Paris] Clown Bar

A little background: Opened summer 2014 in the former canteen of the 19th century Cirque d’Hiver, Clown Bar’s Belle Époque décor isn’t as lavish as you might expect. The vibe is more clean and cool and hipster, like many other contemporary ‘néobistrots’, with extra clown around the edges.  There’s a prestige team behind the scenes…