Category: Portfolio

Upstairs bar

After John and I attended the preview menu tasting at Montecito, we were commissioned to do photography for the menu, cocktails and the beautiful venue itself.

Mixed Grain Waldorf - Apple, Miso, Almond | Photo: John Tan

Across the street from the Scotiabank Theatre, nestled in a quiet corner of Toronto’s garment district, you might notice a white circular sign with a horse on it. This is where you’ll find Thoroughbred Food and Drink, a recently opened contemporary Canadian restaurant. We paid a lunch time visit there on September 19th to discover just what it’s all about.

Grilled octopus, iberico chorizo, smoked tomato, olive oil, lemon

What is Portland Variety? Is it a bakery? A café? Or maybe a restaurant? Or a bar? Well, as the name suggests, it’s actually all of the above. The idea is that the place transforms throughout the day, changing food and function to fit the needs of the neighbourhood and its people. In the day, it’s a bakery and café, and a breakfast and lunch spot. By evening, it’s a happening…

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Last night I witnessed a rare Canadian appearance of award-winning celebrity fashion designer, Zac Posen. Apparently it had been 10 years since his last visit and it was his first runway show ever in Canada.

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