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by / on July 16, 2015 at 11:35 am / in DINING

It’s Perfect for Patios

  The sun’s out, the weather’s warm – those precious summer days have arrived. So…what are you doing inside? Get yourself to one of Niagara’s lovely outdoor patios…right now. What are you…crazy? Like visiting your Auntie Gwen The Pie Plate Bakery and Café in Virgil doesn’t technically have a patio…it has a porch, just like your dear old Auntie Gwen [...]

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by / on June 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm / in DINING, HOTEL

Niagara Wine Tours Made Easy

The cool thing about our wine region in Niagara is the sheer variety of winery experiences available to visitors and guests. In one day a person can tour a well established estate winery right through to the smallest start-up doing tastings in the barn… or their kitchen! Each winery works hard to provide really unique guest experiences from concerts, food [...]

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by / on February 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm / in DINING, Uncategorized

Photoblog: Play Gets Veggie With It

With ever-new twists on traditional pub fare and healthy dining options, Play Urban Cafe in Niagara-on-the-Lake has set lofty standards with its recent menu launch. Not only do comfy food faves like wings and tacos grace the menu alongside beyond-healthy dishes like Quinoa Power Bowls, Play is making waves with some seriously tasty vegan and vegetarian choices. Play doesn’t just [...]

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by / on January 8, 2015 at 12:16 pm / in DINING, HOTEL

The Wonders of Icewine

Sometimes, a little bad luck can be good fortune in disguise. That was certainly the case in the 18th century when a group of hapless German monks left the  bring in grape harvest a little late. An overnight cold snap froze every grape on the vines. Poor monks! Rather than lose their crop, the monks decided to try pressing the [...]

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by / on May 27, 2014 at 11:40 am / in DINING

Photoblog: Summer Foodie Surprises

Niagara foodies always delight in the usual change over to summer seasonal menus with fresh produce and bright coloured martinis but this summer the name of the game is adventure. Executive Chef at LIV Restaurant Michael Price, has infused his new summer menu tastes with carefully crafted surprises. The wildberry quinoa salad pops with an ice wine shooter, the grill [...]

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by / on January 21, 2014 at 12:09 pm / in CONFERENCE, DINING

Brown Bagging it… WO-style

There’s a new lunch bag in White Oaks Town… and they are flying off the shelves. It’s a miracle these pics aren’t filled with the hungry hands that quickly snapped up these newly designed fun and fresh lunch vessels. But… it’s a private party people! Only on-site conference delegates are on the inside track to receiving this hefty bag of [...]

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by / on October 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm / in DINING

Photoblog: Fall LIV Foodie Art

LIV Restaurant has taken culinary artistry to a new level with the launch of its Fall 2013 Menu. The award-winning Niagara fine dining hotspot at White Oaks Resort celebrated the launch with a tasting event, and continues with its high standard of delicious dishes. Treat the foodie in you to an unforgettable dining experience, and take in the masterpieces…LIV’s fall/winter [...]

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by / on September 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm / in DINING

LIV Restaurant Wins Golden Plate

LIV Restaurant at White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake is proud to announce adding another award to its collection. In a recent ceremony, the popular Niagara fine dining spot was honoured with the coveted Golden Plate from Les Clefs d’Or Canada, the Hotel Concierge Society. The yearly award is given out to a restaurant that demonstrates a commitment to dining excellence, [...]

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by / on July 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm / in DINING, HOTEL

Niagara Winery Bike Tour

I’ve lived in Niagara my whole life – well most of my life, minus 6 years spent in Toronto – and I have just this year gone on my first wine tour. Can you believe it? I can’t. Why did I wait so long?! Although, I use the term “wine tour” loosely here, it was more of a “wine adventure.” [...]

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by / on June 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm / in DINING

Summer Wine

It’s summer time and the drinking is easy (and responsible … of course). Wine cocktails are a light and refreshing alternative to their liquor based cousins, and can often be whipped up in batches, for maximum chilling, chatting and enjoying. Here are some clever twists on three tried and true classics, starring Niagara wines (Naturally!) for you to test-drive this [...]

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