Author: Parm Parmar

Delysees Launches New Summer Collection

When you first walk into Delysees you’re struck by the chic white interior. As you start to focus, you’re hit with a wash of jewel-like pastries that come in all shapes and sizes; from éclairs and multi-coloured macaroons to mini cakes and croissants – a deliciously visual feast. It’s at this point I meet Fred Naggar, the personable owner of Delysees; I’m here to learn more about Naggar, the patisserie and his new line of sweet offerings. Naggar, is Parisian-born, Toronto-educated (George Brown College – Culinary Arts program) and passionate about his business, Delysees, which he opened on King...

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Redoro – The Art of Tasting Olive Oil

Olive oil, not unlike wine, has always varied from country to country as well as the individual farms that grow and mill the olives. Actually in judging and tasting olive oil you use some of the same principles as wine tasting; colour (shades of gold and green) aroma, taste, and food pairing. Some of Italy’s finest Extra virgin Olive Oil is produced at the Redoro farm estate in Grezzana, (north Verona, Veneto, Italy). Redoro has been producing oil for over 120 years; they have oil mills in Grezzana and Mezzane, both close to production sites (about 1000 producers send...

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Braun Is Back – With A Fabulous New Line Of Kitchen Appliances

Braun has just introduced some new, and amazing, kitchen appliances and I was, fortunately, present at the German Consulate for the launch – and a wonderful brunch prepared by Chef Claudio Aprile (CTV’s Television’s Master Chef Canada Judge and owner of Origin Restaurant in Toronto) with these new appliances. Braun (Frankfurt, Germany) has been making beautiful and reliable kitchen appliances for over 90 years. Their products are known for their innovation, design, and superior performance. Of late, Braun has been quiet on the market front, but their new line of kitchen appliances – Hand-mixers, Coffee Brewers and Blenders – is...

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Naples, Florida, Has The Glam And Sophistication Of Beverly Hills

I had a whirlwind 24 hour trip to beautiful Naples Florida, one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S.; with the second highest proportion of millionaires per capita in America. Many ‘captains of industry’ have vacation homes in Naples. This is a small city (pop. 338,000) with upscale shops, museums and galleries, 65 hotels, white sandy beaches and exquisite sunsets. It’s the crown jewel of Southwest Florida where you can find luxurious waterfront estates, island seclusion, tropical wilderness, boating, fishing and golf (over 70 courses). A Decadent Sleep at Inn on Fifth I checked into the ‘Inn on Fifth’...

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Where to Eat in Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva

Where to eat is a question that enters every vacationer’s mind. South West Florida has an abundance of choices to suit every pocket book. Every kind of cuisine is available to suit your taste buds from Asian fusion, Japanese and southern cuisine. Restaurants in South West Florida have a strong emphasis on locally caught fresh seafood; After a single bite, you can tell the difference. Here are the highlights of “Where to Eat” from my recent tour of Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Fort Myers Beach Pierside Grill With gulf views and adjacent to the pier, Pierside...

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