Hands up, who loves wines over whiskeys. This post is for you!
I am not sure if I still prefer red wines after being wowed by Jameson’s Whiskeys, but I can say for certain that dessert wines and ice wines are still my favorites 🙂 When it comes to alcoholic drinks, I definitely favor sweetness over spiciness.
Last week, I attended a wine tasting event in Calgary hosted by McWilliam’s, an Australian family-owned winery. (If you’ve been following my blog, you might have noticed that I went to 2 wine tasting events the past week. Please don’t mistake me for an alcoholic! I am just attending these events for the sake of learning and to be more “wine savvy” 😛 ) Click to read more!
Not long ago, we visited Carino, a Japanese Italian fusion restaurant, with a few friends. The restaurant is hidden on the first floor of an old, tiny building. From the outside you could hardly tell it is a bistro+wine bar. However, as soon as you walked in, you would feel as if you entered a totally different world. Click to read more!
Just got back from Vancouver, didn’t know what to cook at home (our fridge was all empty). Kev and I decided to try out this pizzeria on 17th avenue which we heard serves some delicious thin crust pizza.
We got there just before dinner time so we could grab a table without waiting. The restaurant was a bit small and crammed with lots of people. There is so little space between tables that I had to walked cautiously trying not to knock things over on the neighboring tables. Despite the crowdedness and noisiness, I love its upscale, modern design, esp the bar and kitchen area. The cooking aroma from the kitchen made us feel very hungry.
The pizzas are the main reason we were there so we didn’t order any salads or appetizers. I’m not sure if that was the reason, we waited for a long time (approx 20 mins) before we got our Salami and Prosciutto pizzas.
I really love the crust of the pizza, very thin and crispy. I like the salami pizza more than the prosciutto pizza. The mozzarella cheese and san marzano tomato sauce were just the right amount- they were not too heavy that you would get overwhelmed. The chilies spiced it up a little. On the other hand, the prosciutto was too salty from the prosciutto itself and the provolone piccante cheese. Also, I do not like the bitter taste from the arugula.
Their pizzas are good but a bit overpriced. It is a good place to dine with friends once in a while.
My review: I will rate this place a homemade chocolate bar- somewhere you can go with friends to share the food and enjoy the ambiance, but the food takes a long time to make. You can get the same quality somewhere else with a cheaper price.