DINING

by / on April 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm / in DINING

Don’t Fear the Tofu

People are often afraid of what they don’t understand. Even if that something happens to be an unassuming jello-like substance consumed by millions of people all over the world. Tofu is clearly the Rodney Dangerfield of the food world…but what exactly is it, and why doesn’t it get any respect? Much of the confusion lies in the fact that tofu [...]

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 11:26 am / in DINING

LIV Restaurant Named Diner’s Choice

Setting the tone for new culinary explorations of fresh local ingredients and wine pairings throughout the past decade, LIV Restaurant at White Oaks has been no stranger to awards and distinctions. It has consistently set itself apart from it’s peers by garnering lavish praise and awards while at the same time, not shying away from it’s Niagara roots. 2012 has [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm / in DINING

A Night In

No surprise that certain foods make you wax nostalgic. Crock pots can easily transport you back to 1979 and your mom’s newest soup-can-recipe – 1,001 things to do with cream-o-mushroom… but this month, I set my sights on whipping up a swanky crock pot version of the French classic: Boeuf Bourguignon. This was settled upon after discarding my initial idea [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm / in DINING

Warm Up to Ice Wine

There’s a richness in our Niagara soil and a warmth in the air that produces some of the finest grapes in the world – and some of the best wines.  Sharing the same latitude with the wine-growing regions of France, Italy, Germany and Northern California, Niagara is home to more than 80 wineries – and they’re all eager to throw [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm / in DINING

Copper Skillet: Spencer’s 15 Minutes

I recently assisted with the organization of an amazing event we hosted here at White Oaks for the first time.  The Canadian Copper Skillet Chef Competition where chefs from conference centres belonging to the prestigious International Association of Conference Centers compete to be top chef if Canada.  The winner of this iron chef style cooking competition then competes against chefs [...]

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