As rich and well-weaven Toronto is in embracing and spreading the latest food news, I have felt that there has been one part missing in the city’s ever-sharing food scene. I enjoy the flick through US foodie mags both online and physically, but, beyond the recipes, the magazines don’t entirely click with my lifestyle. Here to fill my gap, it will be Foodism, and I’ll be sure to be running and grabbing to collect every edition. The “freemium” magazine, originally launched in London, England will be shouting out all of Toronto’s greatest by newsletter, which you can get on here.
And… there’s wonderful news: Foodism will be releasing their first issue in September this year. The magazine will be all Toronto-focused that hits the food & lifestyle interests. Foodism will be in support of ads, at a price of FREE – the quality of the publication itself as well as the photography is unreal! that
In celebration of the entry of Foodism in Toronto, Zomato brought a group of cozy bloggers & foodies together to share the news for a #ZomatoMeetup at the classic pick, The Good Son, inviting us all and beginning to excitement to enter #TOMealsForAYear.
Read about the collaboration between Foodism & Zomato, straight from their website:
In association with restaurant listing and booking engine Zomato, Foodism has pulled together some of Toronto’s most vaunted restaurants to offer you the chance to win not one, not two, but 12 meals (and drinks!) for two on us. We know – we’re spoiling you. Fancy a booze-filled brunch at Lisa Marie or a glitzy dinner for two at Canoe? What about tapas and sangria atCarmen or a luxe Afternoon Tea spread at The Windsor Arms? You’re getting it all and more.
A too-good-to-be-true giveaway: One lucky winner will dine at 12 restaurants to enjoy 12 meals throughout the year. You can also get in on the fun by entering on the website, don’t for get to quote-tweet your favourite dish and a Toronto restaurant at their website.
Throughout the evening, we were treated with a tasting menu prepared by Chef Vittorio and his team at The Good Son, including both the regular The Good Son favourites, as well as a handful of “secret” dishes that were created exclusively for the evening.
The 7-course special tasting menu, filled with one-off items to follow:
- Sea Bream Crudo, with tomatillo, apple, almond & avocado
- Steak Tartare, topped with a soft-boiled quail egg & served with grilled ciabatta
- Dumpling Soup, with scallop, ginger and miso
- Double Duck Pizza, topped with duck confit, foie gras, rapini, apples & balsamic
- Grapefruit Sorbet, made with fresh grapefruit, chilli pepper & basil
- Wood-Grilled Rib Eye Steak, with oyster mushrooms & pesto potato pavee
- To pair: Highway 101 Cellars California Zinfandel
- The Dessert Board
Go on, have a scroll through pictures capturing my evening at The Good Son ahead…