Sunday, August 23, 2015

Coco Lezzone

Restaurant: Coco Lezzone
Address: 137 Avenue Rd.
Phone: 416-975-1717
Store Hours: Lunch | Private bookings only; Dinner | Mon-Sun 4 PM - Close




I attended a private media event for the Rebirth of Coco Lezzone last week. It was a networking event for event planners and food bloggers. Coco Lezzone is high-end Italian restaurant in Yorkville, near the intersection of Davenport and Avenue. At the beginning of the event, they served different food samples such as meatballs and slices of pizza. My foodie friends loved the Sicillian Pizza ($19) since it had the best toppings. After, they brought out plates of appetizers, ranging from Italian Cold Cut Plate ($16) to Calamari ($15). Those ran out pretty quickly.

The host brought out four of Coco Lezzone's popular dishes for the food bloggers to take photos of. Unfortunately once the photos were done, all the plates were demolished between 10 or so people. Therefore I had a less than accurate tasting opinion on all these dishes (I believe I missed out on the Osso Buco completely!). I personally enjoyed the Seafood Risotto ($22) because I like my meal to have some sort of grain in it. Everyone raved about the Chilean Seabass ($38). I'm not a fish person but it was good, based on the one forkful I had of it.

I think Coco Lezzone would be a lovely anniversary spot or even for a private company party. They also have a Date Night menu where you get a three course meal for a deal of $35.
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Monday, August 17, 2015

[Event] Vegan Food Fest

Event: Vegan Food Fest
Date: August 8, 2015
Location: Fort York

Vegans of Toronto had a chance to indulge and gather with other like-minded folks at Fort York on August 8th. There were lineups among lineups for popular vendors, especially those that were selling craft beers and interesting street foods. There were a lot of bakeries selling gluten-free and vegan treats, such as Bunners and Sweets from the Earth. I wished there were more food vendors because for the few that were there, the lineups were incredibly long.

I only had the Punjabi Chole from Dishum Dishum, which was pretty good. The event was packed with people and overall had a very fun vibe. It was a cool festival to drop by, even if you weren't a vegan. Though hopefully next year they would bring in more vendors.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Blinco's Crepes & Coffee - CLOSED

Restaurant: Blinco's Crepes & Coffee
Address: 5487 Dundas St. W
Phone: 416-234-9393
Store Hours: Mon-Thurs 7 AM - 9 PM, Fri-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM, Sun 10 AM - 7 PM
Website: N/A




My Order: Hazelnut Freddo; Reese Crepes, $6.99

Blinco's Crepes & Coffee is a new cafe that just opened in Etobicoke on Dundas Street West. I was invited to come out to the grand opening but was unable to make it because I was in Montreal. However, I was able to come in and try their crepes after I got back. I brought my friend along and we both opted for the Decadent Crepes. I tried the Reese Crepes and my friend tried the Nutella & Peanut Butter Crepes. Both looked identical, hence I only chose to take a photo of my Reese Crepes.

I really like the price point of the crepes here because nothing is over $7.99. Usually when you think of a crepes place, such as Spin Desserts or Caffe Demetre, they usually cost over $10. The crepes are also very thin and minimal, perfect for those who can't handle too much sweetness. We also tried their Freddo, which is a mix between iced coffee and a Starbucks Frappuccino. It wasn't overly sweet like the crepes either, great for someone that doesn't want a sugar overload but still get their caffeine fix.

I think it is a cute option for a date night if you are in the Etobicoke area. They have a variety of tables and couches to chill out on and an assorted menu that will not break your bank!

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