Sunday, September 26, 2010


Stone Grill
Address: 51B Winchester Street, Toronto (Bloor & Parliament)
Phone: (416) 967-6565

we went to Stone Grill for dinner on a Sunday evening, & most of the customers were Chinese.. (they really did great on advertising on the Chinese media..)

here's how the food came..uncooked.. we had to "cook" the meat ourselves by placing the meat on the extremely hot stone.. it only takes about a minute for the food to be ready..

8 oz Grain-fed Bison Rib Eye $32

8 oz 26-day aged AAA Beef Tenderloin $32

5 oz Grain-fed New Zealand Rack of Lamb $28

Lamb after "cooking" on the stone..

us gals were full but the guys were not!! haha.. a good experience though..

Monday, September 06, 2010

Buffalo Trip - Day 2-3

Date: September 5, 2010 (Sunday)
what's better than having Brunch @ Cheesecake Factory on a Sunday morning?

Crab Hash
A Delicious Blend of Sautéed Crab, Red, Yellow and Green Peppers, Onions and Potatoes. Topped with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce

Avocado Eggrolls
Avocado, Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Cilantro Fried in a Crisp Wrapper. Served with a Tamarind-Cashew Dipping Sauce

we happened to be in Buffalo while they were having their 9th Annual National Buffalo Wings Festival.. for sure we went to check out!
food coupon was $1 each ($10 per sheet)..

it's very crowded @ Coca Cola Field..

buffalo & game playing on stage..

1st try.. O'Donald's Irish Pub (Austintown, OH)

Smoke Eaters & O'Danny Boys
..they looked the same, don't they?

2nd try.. Wings to Go (Severna Park, MD)

3rd try.. Dorrian's featuring Sean's booYah! Sauces (Chestnut Ridge, NY)

Organic Honey Garlic & Bali booYah!

to be honest, the wings were cold & tasted the same, except the dip sauces were different.. i guess we are not big fans of buffalo wings!

dinner @ Bravo

(left) Tomato Bisque
(right) Lobster Bisque

Calamari Fritti

Shrimp Fra Diavolo Campanelle

Lobster & Shrimp Ravioli

service was very good even though it was full house.. the waitress was nice & she gave us recommendations.. we couldn't finish all the food.. so full!!!!

Date: September 6, 2010 (Monday)
we started our day with complimentary breakfast @ hotel.. they offered warm homemade muffin & croissants.. (together with many other food) yummy!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Buffalo Trip - Day 1 (The Melting Pot)

Date: September 4, 2010 (Saturday)

we spent our labor-day long weekend in Buffalo.. we were staying for 2 nights at Homewood Suites by Hilton.. it's a very nice place.. with their staff (esp. Casey) are very nice & helpful! they have an executive room (24-hr access), with free internet + printing service..

they provide Neutrogena Shampoo, Conditional, & Body Balm.. the very good quality ones!
another LCD TV in bedroom.
they serve dinner (for free) for those who stay from Monday - Thursday.. menu posted on the fridge!

after checking-in, we gonna go grab something to eat..
our first meal is... the Original Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory!

dinner at the Melting Pot..

The Melting Pot
Address: One Walden Galleria Drive (Galleria Mall), Buffalo
Phone: (716) 685-6358
Opening Hours: Sun - Thur 12 pm-10 pm / Fri - Sat 12 pm-11 pm

they are serving "Pacific Islands Big Night out" for a limited time only.. it comes with 4 courses.. we picked the one which is $84 per couple..

First Course.. Wisconsin Trio Cheese Fondue
..Fontina, Butterkase & Buttermilk Bleu cheese with white wine, scallions & a hint of sherry, with fresh breads, vegetables & apples for dipping

Second Course..
Caesar Salad
..Crisp romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese, crispy croutons & an added touch of Parmesan encrusted pine nuts

Spinach Mushroom Salad
..Fresh spinach, baby portobello mushrooms, red onion, chopped bacon & Roma tomatoes with a warm Burgundy Shallot Vinaigrette

Third Course.. Fondue Fusion Entrée with Mojo Cooking Style
..the server gave us this Garlie & Wine seasoning which he said is good for meat & veggies..

Mojo Cooking Style:
Caribbean-seasoned bouillon with distinctive flavors of fresh garlic with a citrus flair!
..this cooking style is a bit too salty.. should try Coq au Vin next time..
..with Loster Tail, Sesame Crusted Teriyaki Sirloin, Citrus Infused Pork Tenderloin, Sushi-Grade Ahi Tuna, Garlic Chili Chicken Breast, Kiwi Lime Shrimp, Spring Vegetable Dumplings, & Fresh Vegetables are fresh.. the serve gave us the instructions re cooking time for each item..

Fourth Course.. Passion Fruit Yin & Yang Fondue
..Signature decadent dark chocolate swirled together with passion fruit infused white chocolate
..i like the Passion Fruit infused White Chocolate Fondue as it's less sweet & has a strong Passion Fruit flavor.. which goes very well with all the dippers..
Dippers are Fresh strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, Rice Krispies Treats, marshmallows, pound cake & brownies..
..all are wonderful!!

we ate until ~11:30pm!!! so fully & contented!!

Thursday, September 02, 2010