Korean Hot Stone Bowl

Rose Garden Family Restaurant in Open Since 1987

Spring Is In The Air! A Visit to Burlington's RBG

Rose Garden Family Restaurant https://www.instagram.com/p/C4LEJiUOhpr/?hl=en
A visit to RBG and lunch at Rose Garden Family Restaurant

 

The crocus flowers are peeking out! Spring is in the air!

Enjoyed a day at RBG in Burlington and lunch at @rosegardenfamilyrestaurant A mainstay in Burlington this #family #restaurant has been open since 1987. In the restaurant biz that is saying a lot about this spot. Some faves include Burgers, fish and chips and Chef John’s Hot Korean Stone Bowl. #springflowers #tulip #crocus #daffodil #trillium #koreanfood

Next time in the area! Give it a try!

What’s your fave spring flower?

1. Crocus

2.Tulip

3.Daffodil

4. Trillium

Welcome to Rose Garden Family Restaurant

a traditional family restaurant serving classic Canadian breakfast, brunch, and dinner dishes since 1987. Our cozy and inviting atmosphere and friendly staff will make you feel like part of the family. Come visit us and taste the difference!
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Think Green! Ya! Saint Patrick’s Day! On this week’s audio podcast with The Wine Ladies

Whether Irish or not, Saint Patrick’s Day celebrated worldwide!

1st published March 2019

Saint Patrick’s Day is a day of people dancing and singing in Irish pubs, like the one of our favourites in our home town, O’Finn’s Irish Temper. Watching parades and drinking lots of green beer, Irish whiskey and munching on Irish stew.

Do you know which city has the largest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade?

1.New York City, 2.Dublin, 3.Sydney, 4.Boston

Saint Patrick's Day New York City Parade

Saint Patrick’s Day New York City Parade

Meanwhile in Chicago the GREEN goes to the extreme as they actually have a river dyeing ceremony. Just before their parade 45 pounds of eco-friendly vegetable dye is dumped in the Chicago River. The whole river turns a bright limes green colour.

Dyeing of the Chicago River, Saint Patrick's Day

Dyeing of the Chicago River, Saint Patrick’s Day

Starting off with our first guest, Tyler Born from O’Finn’s Irish Temper.

Owner Tyler Born, O'Finn's Irish Temper

Owner Tyler Born, O’Finn’s Irish Temper

Tyler and his brother Erin are the owners of O’Finn’s Irish Temper pub located in our home town of Oakville. They have taken the Irish pub to a new level. It’s upscale but still has the warmest hospitality, non pretentious, simply upbeat and great fun a “step up pub”. The huge focus is on fabulous fresh food and weekend entertainment.

Listen to Tyler Born at 4:47 minutes in the show.

Irish Whiskey is the focus next with Bernard Walsh of Writer’s Tears.

Bernard Walsh, founder Walsh Whiskey Distillery and producer of Writer's Tears Whiskey.

Bernard Walsh, founder Walsh Whiskey Distillery and producer of Writer’s Tears Whiskey.

What would Saint Patrick’s Day be without Irish Whiskey? We welcome back to the show Bernard Walsh,founder of Walsh Whiskey Distillery. Producer of the multi-awarded “Writer’s Tears” Irish Whiskey. We learn a little bit about this unique old Irish Whiskey with a superb flavour and history.

Listen to Bernard Walsh at 15:16 minutes in the show.

Up next,Patti Jannetta Baker daughter and producer of “Memories of Louis Jannetta and the Imperial Room”.

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 Next we switch gears just a bit…

Singer, song writer, actress and daughter Patti Jannetta-Baker of the late Louis Jannetta joins us on the show next. Patti is producing an incredible evening celebrating her father Louis Jannetta. She is bringing to life her father’s book King of the Maitre’d’s, My Life Among The Stars with an amazing event taking place March 23rd., “Memories of Louis Jannetta and the Imperial Room.”

Listen to Patti Jannetta at 37:43 minutes in the show.

Sir Charles Barkley at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic.

Excepts from our radio interview with Louis Jannetta on AM740 back in 2005.

Listen to Louis Jannetta at 44:29 minutes in the show.

About The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast

Our radio show “Taking Life One Sip at a Time” is an radio audio podcast on which we share with the audience our passion and sense of adventure for delectable and fascinating foods, wine, spirits and lifestyle discoveries. Our motto “everything in life somehow comes back to the vine and to live life large and with integrity is intertwined with a variety of guests from around the globe… Chatting with celebrity chefs, celebrity winemakers, exotic food purveyors, artists, musicians, sports personalities, lifestyle advocates and fashion icons be sure to tune in for an hour of lively topical and educational conversation.

Listen to the Audio Podcast here

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Chicken Shawarma

Sidra Restaurant Chicken Shawarma worthy of 5 Star review.

Sidra Restaurant is located in Oakville, Ontario.

667 Fourth Line, Oakville, ON L6L 5B5

Another Fabulous Find For Foodies! Check out @sidra.restaurant.oakville if u love Mediterranean food this spot serves worthy of 5 stars! I broke my fast for this one!

Shawarma is a popular Middle Eastern dish that originated in the Ottoman Empire, consisting of meat cut into thin slices, stacked in a cone-like shape, and roasted on a slowly-turning vertical rotisserie or spit. Traditionally made with lamb or mutton, it may also be made with chicken, turkey, beef, or veal. 

The shawarma stack is rotated slowly for hours as it cooks in front of a heat source that continuously roasts the outer layer.
Sidra Restaurant
I love my Sidra Chicken Shawarma

Hi everyone, As The Wine Ladies, we are in an industry where we enjoy wonderful wine and food every day. Now we want to share all of our favorite spots and special finds with you. Introducing “Fabulous Foods For Foodies, wine, and more!”

About…. Fabulous Finds For Foodies, Wine, and more!

From basic thin-crust pizza to sumptuous seafood, a perfectly grilled t-bone, or a light summer salad. For a casual night on the town, or a sophisticated soiree. For the specialty wine bar with unique vinos to experience, or the latest hot spot for martinis and cocktails. We’ve got it all covered while exploring new restaurants, bars, specialty spots, and the latest in a culinary adventure!

Check here often for our latest discovery!

COMING UP NEXT. TURKISH PIZZA!

Discover Turkish Pizza Right Here In Burlington. Pizza Boat A True Turkish delight!

Daal Roti in Oakville

Daal Roti in Oakville, serving the very best in Indian Cuisine. Order pick up and delivery tonight.

Fabulous Finds For Foodies

Serving the very best in Indian cuisine!

Featuring only the finest, freshest ingredients, each dish is delicately prepared to highlight the robust flavours of the Bombay region. Our executive chef has worked in some of India’s most prestigious kitchens and is incredibly passionate about providing authentic, delicious, and beautiful fare. He is constantly working to create new, inspiring flavors, and we invite you in to discover them.

Make your next meal a memorable one; indulge in Daal Roti Oakville traditionally inspired, modern take on a warm and welcoming Indian menu.

We hope to see you tonight.

Daal Roti in Oakville.

Daal Roti in Oakville.

Picked up dinner the other night and ordered through their brand new app. Loved the Paneer Tika Masala, a generous portion of paneer tossed with bell peppers and onions in a rich tomato sauce.

Our dinner was beautifully complemented with spring rolls and an onion kulcha naan bread. Delish! Of course, Saturday night dinner is not complete without a glass of Chardonnay!
Give them a try!

Order pick up or delivery with their brand new app. 

Malbec World Day 2022

Mad About Malbec in Mendoza, The Wine Ladies TV, Fabre Montmayou Vineyard. Harvesting Seductive Sauvignon Blanc.

Mushrooms

The Magic of Mushrooms and Vitamin D! To Your Number One Health With Irie Selkirk.

Our special guest this week, Irie Selkirk.

On this podcast you’ll learn about the healing powers and magic of the mushroom, both of grocery store species and those containing psilocybin! Fascinating info from our  special guest Irie Selkirk, Co-Founder of Sansero Life Sciences and co-founder of Rise Wellness Retreat  located in beautiful sunny Jamaica! Tips to better health, well being and balance with Irie include Vitamin D and Box Breathing! 

Be sure to tune in!

The Magic of Mushrooms and Vitamin D
The Magic of Mushrooms and Vitamin D. The Wine Ladies podcast with Irie Selkirk.

Have you taken your daily mushroom boost today? 👀 We love adding our tinctures to a morning coffee, tea, cacao elixir, or straight under the tongue and down the hatch to elevate our day.

A Good Mushroom We do everything mushroom. Edible, drinkable, functional, medicinal, educational, growable, renewable.
Rise Wellness retreat
Rise Wellness Retreat, located in Jamaica. Experience psilocybin in a safe, legal and beautiful setting.

Rise Wellness Retreat combines natural healing and ancient wisdom with modern science to create a completely immersive wellness experience unlike any other, in a beautiful and relaxed setting with trained facilitators.

Our integrative wellness program supports your mind, body and spirit, combining microdoses of specially-formulated psilocybin, restorative classes and personalized guidance to pioneer a safe and new way to rebuild the foundations of life based on increased creativity, reduced stress, improved wellness and an overall better state of mind.

Sansero Life Sciences Inc.
The Forefront Of Psilocybin Science.

Sansero Life Sciences is a Canadian-based bioscience company developing novel medications for the evolving needs of patients and the future of mental health care.

Sansero’s highly skilled and experienced research team uses advanced machine learning, diagnostics and metabolic pathway profiling to create psilocybin-based formulations designed to replace anti-depressants and ADHD medications with new pharmaceuticals that treat the complete neurological pathway

The Wine Bar FoodMe App

FoodME…NOW YOU CAN MAKE MORE MONEY WITH YOUR OWN RESTAURANT BRANDED APP

E-commerce is definitely here to stay and is the way of the future, being an early adopter, by having your own app before everyone jumps on board is a great position to be in.


We build you:


– A new online ordering system for your website. (Touchless online payments for orders)
– A custom branded  iOS & Android App which would function for all locations.

This app FoodMe developed specifically for restaurants is valued at over $250k and took years to develop. The parent company Dine Palace which is purely marketing based, will assist with marketing your ordering platform to our large database of customers.

 
We can help with website updates, social media posts, internet marketing etc, all free of cost. We are very hands-on, working with our customers to achieve their goals during this challenging time. 

We are constantly developing and adding new features that are free on the next update. Our team at Dine Palace/FoodMe has over 15 years experience with local restaurants in the GTA.



 Our App features:


– Build your own database of customers! You can send custom ‘push marketing notifications’ to every customer that has downloaded your app.
– Save $$ on 3rd party companies charging high commissions. Cut out the middleman with your own branded app.
– Built in Loyalty Rewards Points.
– Receipt printers, printing orders right to the kitchen.
– Live menu updates.
Custom Delivery Zones with set fees per zone.
– Direct Payment to your bank account on orders.
– Free online ordering.
– 24/7 local support. 
– Stop the phone from ringing.
– NO MONTHLY FEE’S!

Check out some of our current clients.

Regular Price Package: $2500.00
Web Ordering Set Up: $500.00
Android App Set Up: $1000.00
Apple App Set Up: $1000.00
 
COVID 19 Super Special Package:$1000.00
Web Ordering Set Up: No charge
Android App Set Up: $500.00
Apple App Set Up: $500.00
 
Financing available- $500 upon signing and $100 per month for 5 months.
Our fees are 10% (and re-invest back into marketing) and are based on the net sales, before tax, delivery ant tips. Our payment provider Stripe takes 2.9% and $0.30 per order. There are absolutely no other fees.  Stripe pays your bank account daily and as don’t handle your money.
oh bombay FoodMe App
oh Bombay FoodMe App
Oh Bombay

Contest: WIN! Oh Bombay Dinner For 4 With The Wine Ladies And Friends.

Instagram Contest: oh bombay Dinner For 4 With The Wine Ladies And Friends. 

#Win #Contest #ohbombayContest
We are celebrating the upcoming holiday season with an opportunity to get together and enjoy some authentic Indian cuisine at Oakville’s newest fine dining restaurant.

Enter to win a dinner for four with The Wine Ladies & Friends.

Easy To Enter!
1. Follow us here @thewineladies @oh_bombay
2. Like this post ❤️❤️❤️
3. Tag a friend in the comments below.
Each friend tagged counts as an entry. Enter as much as you like. The winners will be contacted via Instagram DM. Contest starts Wed November 2nd, 2020 and closes November 10th, 2020 at noon.

Dinner will be held in November 2020. The Wine Ladies, the winner (4 persons) and The Wine Ladies guests will attend the dinner.

Dinner will include an array of delicious Indian and Hakka cuisine. Please see menu. 

Please rest assured that all regulations as related to COVID 19 will be in place including social distancing.

You have the option to dine at your own table.

Date to be determined. 

Good luck, have fun, be safe and we look forward to meeting you and dining with you in November.

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Welcome to oh bombay

An Indian restaurant in Oakville with a difference – we serve fine dining quality authentic Indian food in a casual upscale environment. We remain true to our Indian roots – by using traditional recipes, ingredients and methods, we proudly create authentic Indian dishes…

Each dish that we create, whether sophisticated with nuanced flavours from the royal kitchens of Indian Maharajas or an explosion of flavourful spices of the streetside variety, will more than tingle your taste buds – we are sure this will want you coming back for more!

Rebecca Shoufany Amoury

On This Week’s Podcast, Marvels Of Mediterranean Cuisine Featuring Oakville’s NEW Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine.

Marvels Of Mediterranean Cuisine
Marvels of Mediterranean Cuisine

Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine

We’ve got the travel bug and no place to go!
And with so many folks out there having travel plans being foiled due to Covid 19, we thought well…for today’s show our topic is “if you can’t get to the Mediterranean, we’ll bring the Mediterranean to you!

And introduce you to some of the marvels of Mediterranean cuisine, from countries including the likes of the well traveled Spain and France, but also those less well known for their cuisine such as Israel, Egypt and Syria. Each celebrating a few of their very own and unique specialties.

We’ll also touch upon on some of the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Studies have shown folks that follow this style of eating are also more likely to enjoy a longer life than people in other regions.

So joining us today, we bring the Mediterranean to you via the journeys of our guests Rebecca Shoufany Amoury .Rebecca and her husband Jad are the proud owners of Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine, a fabulous restaurant, located in Oakville, Ontario that offers you, the diner a delectably diverse and mouth-watering menu.
Rebecca and Jad each have their own journey that began just north of Israel, knowing and living the traditions of Mediterranean culture first hand for many years. Their journeys eventually led them here to our beautiful country and our beautiful town of Oakville.
We will welcome Rebecca CEO of Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine first, she will fill us in on her story and learn more about the story behind Montfort.

Jad and Rebecca, Husband and wife team and owners of Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine.
Rebecca Shoufany Amoury and husband Dr. Jad Amoury
Raphael Pommier of Domaine Ogier
Raphael Pommier of Domaine Ogier

For our second perspective on rosés made in France we turn our attention to the Rhone Valley. Our focus is more specifically the appellation of Ventoux. The Ventoux vineyards actually developed and expanded during the Avignon papacy. This papacy was 1309 -1376. The kings of France drank these wines over the centuries.

Our producer Ogier founded in 1859 is situated in the southern Rhone in the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This literally translates to “new castle of the Pope”. Ventoux is enjoying a positive affect of climate change now due to the warmer climes. They are producing wines of deeper colour and body.

Yvonne Robinson

And to close off the show, Yvonne Robinson will join us. Montfort just recently relocated and under the guidance of Yvonne, an Interior Design Consultant for over 25 years, with a love herself of the Mediterranean, Yvonne designed and decorated the new Montfort. Yvonne will share with us the nuances that speak to the Med in her design, truly a job beautifully done.

Georgia and Susanne enjoying dinner at Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine.

About The Wine Ladies Podcast

Our podcast “Taking Life One Sip at a Time” is an radio audio podcast on which we share with the audience our passion and sense of adventure for delectable and fascinating foods, wine, spirits and lifestyle discoveries. Our motto “everything in life somehow comes back to the vine and to live life large and with integrity is intertwined with a variety of guests from around the globe… Chatting with celebrity chefs, celebrity winemakers, exotic food purveyors, artists, musicians, sports personalities, lifestyle advocates and fashion icons be sure to tune in for an hour of lively topical and educational conversation.

Olives

Mesmerizing Marvels of Mediterranean Cuisine

Rebecca Amoury Rebecca sits above Montfort Castle in the high Galilee, Israel where the Montfort name came.

Mesmerizing Marvels of Mediterranean Cuisine

With so many folks out there having travel plans being foiled due to Covid 19, we thought well… if you can’t get to your planned destination maybe you can bring the destination to you! What do they say, when life gives you lemons make lemonade? For us… a hopeful visit to the Mediterranean was not to be, so since we couldn’t get to the Med, why not bring a little of the Med to us! Starting with one of the Mediterranean’s star features, food glorious Food! Here we’ll introduce you to a brand-new restaurant embracing the delectable, mouth-watering and healthy cuisine of the Mediterranean. We’ll touch upon the incredible diversity the region has to offer. With Twenty-three countries bordering the Med one can only imagine the possibilities for the foodie, from a country’s signature dish to a unique spice, indigenous herb and/or traditional recipes handed down over generations.

Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine, located in Oakville, ON, is a quintessential Mediterranean restaurant with some of the best authentic dishes you can imagine.

Olives
A staple of the Mediterranean, this mural of delectable olives hangs above the open kitchen OLIVES IN DISH The moment one enters, one is reminded of the primary staple of the Mediterranean diet. This mouthwatering flavour is infused into many of the middle eastern dishes prepared for the healthiest appetites! .

Rebecca, or Rabab as she is affectionately known, grew up in the North Galilee Israel, in a town that overlooks Lebanon which we learned is located just a half hour from where the Last Supper was held. Now that is pretty cool! Rebecca’s roots go back many generations in the area with her grandparents and parents having a passionate connection with the land, harvesting grape leaves, lemon and olives trees, growing a variety of vegetables, different herbs and more. Rabab tells us this is where she has many fond memories of harvesting the trees, grinding falafel, and learning to prepare traditional recipes of the Mediterranean which are still being used today at Montfort. She recalls that everything was always so fresh, so delicious, and prepared with so much love and attention.

Jad and Rebecca, Husband and wife team and owners of Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine.
Rebecca Shoufany Amoury and husband Dr. Jad Amoury

“Growing up, I had the opportunity to be a part of the most incredible experience of what the true meaning of traditional Mediterranean cuisine is! Every October olive harvesting and pressing our own olives at the olive press which was in our village”

We learn that the family time together was most often spent sitting at a large harvest table, enjoying one another’s company over food and drink. This she tells us has a lot to do with her philosophy today.

“The Shoufany Amoury family represents the true foundation of Montfort and we stand behind the belief that “food, family and friends“ are a shared richness that is not only a part of our culture, but a way of life that we have been privileged enough to share here in Canada at our restaurants.

Georgia and Susanne enjoying dinner at Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine.
The Wine Ladies enjoying a Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine spread representing multiple regional specialties.

We had the opportunity to sit down with the Founder Rebecca Shoufany Amoury and, over a glass of wine and a variety of mouth-watering dishes, she began to share her story.

Rebecca founded Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine over 25 years ago with “the grateful assistance of my parents Melad and Georgette”. The name Montfort she says was chosen “because it represents a big part of who my family are; “strong mountain ”She recalls on many occasions sitting far above the Montfort Castle from where the name Montfort came, in Galilee, Israel.

After 25 years in one location, they recently relocated reopening in a space where the atmosphere and environment of Montfort bellow out “welcome to the Mediterranean”! And welcome to our place for friends and family to gather and enjoy fresh, delicious, home-made traditional dishes of the Mediterranean.

In 2013, the Montfort family grew after Rebecca met Dr. Jad Amoury in Israel. Jad had been practicing dentistry for 15 years and since coming to Canada has joined the family business at Montfort.

An astute businessman, Jad runs the business and oversees the kitchen, whilston off hours spending time with two young babies, ages 2 and 8 months. How do they do it all?“It’s about passion” Rebecca tells us. Passion for family, for tradition, for the wonderful flavours and dishes of the Med!

What is the Mediterranean diet?

Twenty-three countries across 3 continents border the Mediterranean Sea. Although all of the Mediterranean diets share common characteristics there are slight variations depending on the region.A typical Mediterranean diet consists of plenty of vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes and fruits. Olive oil is the predominant fat and thank goodness…wine and homemade Arak often accompanies meals!

To our own experience on this day at Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine Although the countries of France, Spain and Italy have garnered much of the “Mediterranean “attention, today as you may have surmised Rebecca and Jad are eager to explore several of the eastern countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Israel, Lebanon, Palestine and Egypt to name a few are represented on a beautiful spread Executive Chef Fouad sets down before us.“Chef Fouad,”Jad informs us “hails from Egypt, studied in France and in Holland. 

Palm Trees
Mediterranean Palm Trees PALM TREES evoke warm climate, calm breezes and relaxing moments...

Let the tasting begin! We begin with an appetizer plate “Maza” which is a selection of four appetizers, (you are free to choose your own) baba ghanoush, humous, kibbeh and falafel. Each of these represent a different birth place including Israel, Lebanon, Greece and Egypt, although all are a key staple around the Mediterranean with slight variations. A delicious starter to be sure. After a plate of delicate, delicious fried calamari, seasoned withMontfort Mediterranean spices and drizzled with a reduced balsamic vinaigrette, the main course, a Mixed Grill featuring their signature dish, Montfort Chicken, Chicken Shawarma, Pork Souvlaki and Kafta arrived. All juicy, flavorful, tender and with fragrant and flavourful herbs and spices… where am I? Could it be the eastern part of the Med? No… alas, we are not permitted to travel, but this is definitely the next best thing! 

Woman picking lemons off the tree Rebecca harvesting lemons in her parent's garden located in the High Galilee, Holy Land

Let the tasting begin! We begin with an appetizer plate “Maza” which is a selection of four appetizers, (you are free to choose your own) baba ghanoush, humous, kibbeh and falafel. Each of these represent a different birth place including Israel, Lebanon, Greece and Egypt, although all are a key staple around the Mediterranean with slight variations. A delicious starter to be sure. After a plate of delicate, delicious fried calamari, seasoned withMontfort Mediterranean spices and drizzled with a reduced balsamic vinaigrette, the main course, a Mixed Grill featuring their signature dish, Montfort Chicken, Chicken Shawarma, Pork Souvlaki and Kafta arrived. All juicy, flavorful, tender and with fragrant and flavourful herbs and spices… where am I? Could it be the eastern part of the Med? No… alas, we are not permitted to travel, but this is definitely the next best thing! 

Marvels Of Mediterranean Cuisine
Marvels of Mediterranean Cuisine

In closing we have to applaud Rebecca and Jad for having the courageto push forward with the launching of the new Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine during these challenging times. Jad, as the operations Manager took a bold and savvy step, by being an early adopter in creating their own apps for Montfort for takeout and delivery. This allows their local customers to order online, earn loyalty points and receive an automatic credit of $5.00 with each download.This has helped the restaurant immeasurably, allowing for greater sales, and pickup and delivery costs to be minimized during Covid 19.Before we part ways Rebecca wants to make it clear that she credits the continued success of Montfort to her loyal customers, many of which have become good friends and are like family.As she maintained throughout our chat “I’ve learned that fresh quality food is just as important as the service, atmosphere and presentation but most importantly Pleasing my guests just like they are family is the key to a successful restaurant.”If you would like to experience the delectable and diverse foods of Montfort MediterraneanCuisine, please visit their website.www.montfortrestaurats.com

Bravo Rebecca and Jad!

Montfort App
Montfort App