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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Let's Eat: Trattoria Nervosa

I was first introduced to Trattoria Nervosa, almost twenty years ago!! - it was known as Cafe Nervosa - and affectionately often shortened to just "Nervosa" in those days. A girl friend that was all in the know about the best places to shop, get a glass of wine and of course EAT! insisted I join her. I still recall my first meal - one of their famous thin crust pizzas - it had prosciutto, fresh basil, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese. I enjoyed many more wonderful meals there, since that first visit.

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While living in the country visits to the city were limited, but Nervosa continued to be a favourite.
 Now, with spending more time in the city, I have been back many times. 

The menu changes seasonally - and last winter they were serving a Tuscan bean soup - that was out of this world!!-  Sadly- haven't seen it make a come back this winter. Some of the faces may have also changed over the years, but the smiles, service and can't wrong with whatever you order on the menu has remained consistently second to none.

This past weekend Mr. G and I made it to Nervosa for dinner and I thought I would share our scrumptious meal with you.

grilled octopus, lemon potatoes, chimichurri, tapenade, piquillo puree arugula and fried capers

romaine hearts, pancetta, fried capers, parmigiano egg free dressing

 grilled calamari

grilled 12oz dry aged Cumbrae’s ribeye, roasted mushrooms sautéed spinach, porcini puree, red wine reduction crostini

barolo braised beef short rib, local field and porcini mushrooms fig balsamic reduction

this is one of my favourite dishes ... 
and if you can't eat it all, don't worry it re-heats perfectly the next day 
you will be the envy of all your co-workers at lunch. 

Homemade cannoli, and Tiramisu 

Bon Appétit !

Nervosa is definitely an old favourite!

Nervosa is located at 75 Yorkville Avenue - you can visit their website here

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Two Weeks of Highlights in Pictures

This week I'm sharing two weeks in photos - since I missed last week...

After a long morning of writing - rewarded myself with afternoon tea at Shangri-La Hotel.

You are never too "mature" - to enjoy a little Cadbury Easter chocolate egg
Nurtured my inner child!!

Dolce and Gabbana have been busy chewing the feet of Dolce's new toy.

Picked up some  Blackbird Baking Co - sourdough bread at Pusateri's
this bread has certainly become one of my favs!!

Enjoyed a country style breakfast at a local diner near our country home.

Some furbaby fun times at the country home. 

After updating my weekly planner, settled on the sofa - with hot chocolate -  furbabies  for some reading. Ladies if you haven't read Spinster by Kate Bolick - I highly recommend you check it out. 

Popped into Holts Cafe for lunch between appointments - and was treated to their home baked (on premises) scones with strawberry/raspberry schnapps jam ... seriously yummy.
Holts Cafe is now serving afternoon tea - will definitely be checking them out soon for tea!

Cake for breakfast - well YES please! perks of being in city and close to Greek Town
Yummy Greek pastries are minutes away!! 

Woke up to lots of commotion on my street  - 4-5 fire trucks, police etc.. thankfully it was a FALSE alarm.. but certainly added some noise to our normally quiet street.

Decided on some amazing food to "pair" with my glass of bubbly ... 
Great Winterlicious menu at Park Hyatt Toronto - Annona restaurant

I enjoyed the Sauteed Crab Cakes: aged Balsamic reduction, micro Greens; Surf and Turf: Grilled 4 oz Beef Medallion, Shirmp & Scallop, Peppercorn Jus, Red Pepper Beurre Blanc, Lobster Mash, Roasted Vegetables; Spiced Wine Poached Pear: Dark Chocolate Feuilletine Crumble, Caramel Sauce, Honey Mascarpone.

How was your week?

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