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Autostrada Ristorante, Taste of Italy

August 4, 2010 by  
Filed under People & Places

Taste of ItalyVaughan’s upcoming hot spot was introduced to the public on July 7th, 2010. Autostrada Ristorante, conveniently located close to Vaughan Mills, had an amazing turnout at its grand opening. Valet parking and a red carpet stroll into the restaurant set the mood for an elegant evening. Welcoming guests with champagne and tasty hors d’oeuvres, the atmosphere was sophisticated yet comfortable. A price–conscious menu with authentic Italian cuisine, and beautiful interior design by iibyiv, is sure to create a bright future for this new restaurant. The grand opening left an impression on the crowd and may have turned curious guests into regular patrons. Read more

The Consulate Dining Lounge On Innis Lake: A Savoury Retreat

June 15, 2009 by  
Filed under City's Top

There’s a reason why illustrious journeys are made to places like California’s Napa Valley. Breathtaking open landscapes with protruding natural waters are ideal for a getaway from the everyday. But if you don’t have time to jump on a plane, there’s a beautiful oasis just around the corner. The Consulate Dining Lounge on Innis Lake is the ideal hot spot for a elegant gourmet meal, only minutes away from the city. “Our food and ambience is pretty hard to beat,” says owner John Giancola. “The French chateau-style dining room overlooks the terrace and the lake. It has a very authentic, rustic feel.” Read more

Meet me at Mercato

June 15, 2009 by  
Filed under City's Top

As  you open the doors of Mercato Fine Foods, the sounds of friendly chit-chat and the aromas of home-cooked specialties and robust espresso transports you to a charming Italian village.

Taking its inspiration from the culture-rich country of Italy, the bakery-deli’s name translates to market. And that is exactly the feeling that customers get when they come in from a busy day to browse the selection, grab a bite or replenish their weekly groceries. “The vibrant colours in our décor invite you inside,” says Rosanna Loiero, who owns Mercato with her husband, Salvatore Loiero. “I think we’ve created a very welcoming atmosphere,” he says. Read more