With the cherry blossoms blooming earlier this week, it marked the perfect time to celebrate one of the most momentous occasions of spring. From April 27th to May 12th, Cheese Garden, a modern yet authentic dessert shop from Japan, launched their limited edition Sakura Spring Collection, a pink floral-themed set filled with carefully-made cakes and gifts. Here is what the set contained:
March 1st marked the Toronto opening of China’s biggest music restaurant franchise, Hutaoli Music Restaurant ^ Bar. Having over 400 locations, it is the first restaurant to open outside of the country. The name means “ideal fantasy world” in Mandarin Chinese which fits perfectly with the 2-year’s-worth of work in designing the interior. A massive venue, with a potential of hosting over 200 guests, is decorated like an elusive forest; with dangling lightbulbs, vinery, beautiful plants, and bird cages. The…
Shinta Japanese Barbeque introduces Toronto’s first All-You-Can-Eat Wagyu beef dining experience, a rare and highly valuable type of beef that is known for having intense marbling and is bred from the Wagyu cattle. With a well-established connection to international Wagyu farmers including the U.S’s award-winning Snake River Farms, Australia, Japan’s Zen-noh and the Japanese Agricultural Cooperatives (JA) group, Shinta BBQ provides a farm-to-table experience with a variety of cuts.
As the spring season begins to blossom, Downtown Toronto gives a warming welcome to Kaka All You Can Eat’s second location. Coincidentally, the name “Kaka” was originally based off the Japanese pronunciation of the Sakura Flower though even the owners themselves have recognized that it could be mean something on quite the opposite spectrum of pretty.
Since the first opening of this tea-cafe franchise in Toronto last year, “The Alley” has rapidly expanded to four more locations in the GTA including their newest one which opened in November in Markham – a hot spot for bubble tea fanatics. Originally from the Taichung region in Taiwan, The Alley boasts an upscale ambiance accompanied by high-end artisanal drinks in comparison to its competitors.