The eatdrink Epicurean Gift Guide

It really is better to give than to receive when you find the perfect gift that is warmly appreciated, and you haven’t felt caught up in shopping mall madness. To help you achieve this end, we’ve polled a fine range of independent retailers — the real shopping experts — for suggestions for the foodies in your … Read More


  As we head into winter, seasonal events and festivals are beginning, providing reasons and destinations for day tripping around our region. As well, some farmers’ markets operate year ‘round, including those in Sarnia, Chatham, Simcoe, Dunnville and Woodstock. So, take a hike! Regional … The C-K Table is promoting the Craft Beer & Cider … Read More

Heritage Merges with Culinary Modernity

  There’s a new angle at the historic Little Inn in Bayfield, Ontario. While the bones of the 1800s building still stand strong (albeit a bit delightfully creaky and slanted in places), the Inn now offers two dining choices, upgraded rooms, a beautifully renovated kitchen and a new front desk area, under the ownership of … Read More

Food & Wine & Bubbles

  The 11th annual London Wine & Food Show will soon be here. Last year a record high of over 15,600 attended the three-day event at the Agriplex at the Western Fair District. The 2016 festival will once again be at the Metroland Media Agriplex from Thursday, January 14th to Saturday, January 16th. Building on … Read More

Discovering the Christmas Markets of Europe

  I love to travel and I love the holiday season, so what better way to combine both — a trip to Europe to experience the holiday markets! It was in Strasbourg in 1570 that the very first edition of the oldest Christmas market in Europe took place. It is still called the Christkindelsmärik — market … Read More

Sound Bites

  It’s a busy time of year on the classical music scene, as ensembles get ready to spread musical joy during the holiday season. But first, there’s time for an opera! Engelbert Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel brings the wicked witch and her gingerbread children to the Davenport Theatre stage, November 20–22. Presented in English by Opera … Read More

Breaking Bread

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. Raise a toast. Go wassailing. Clink glasses as you ring in the New Year. Memories of Christmas past bring to mind tables groaning under the weight of everyone’s favourite dishes, from turkey and trimmings, to Nanny’s tourtières, to Baba’s cabbage rolls and pierogies. Best to be … Read More

My Cup of Tea

  Some may think tea is simple: black tea for the afternoon in Britain and green tea for Asian ceremonies. But that is just the tip of the tea leaf. There are white tea, herbal tisanes, yellow tea, kombucha, cold infusion tea, tea mixology, and so many more things to be learned from The Tea … Read More

Resto Redux: Black George & TOOK

  Fine dining isn’t disappearing. It is transforming into something fresh, as self-determining restaurateurs just keep changing and redefining it with new concepts and interactive experiences. But what is driving the change? As independent restaurant concepts continue to evolve, changing demand creates the need for new ways to enhance the customer experience. Restaurants that continue … Read More

“The Armed Man” Review

  The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace  Karen Schuessler Singers and Orchestra Wesley-Knox United Church November 21, 2015 Voices screamed, drums cracked and passions ran high and low on the evening of November 21 at London’s Wesley-Knox United Church. The performance of Welsh composer Karl Jenkins’ acclaimed The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace … Read More