June 2014 archive

Museum Tavern

I have been wanting to visit Museum Tavern for quite a while, so I was glad that my boyfriend finally made a reservation. It seemed so intriguing being located across from the ROM on an upper level overlooking Bloor St.

At first glance of the menu, I wanted everything. I decided to start off with one of their cocktails, which also all looked amazing. I chose “The Garden of Eden” consisting of Bombay Sapphire gin, Segura Viudas cava, cucumber, mint, lime, simple syrup. It was perfectly refreshing.

As for starters, my boyfriend and I ordered the lobster roll, which was served on a toasted buttery bun, tossed in lemon mayo and sprinkled with chives. It was simple, fresh, and incredibly tasty, just as lobster rolls should be. Our next dish was the Buttermilk Fried Chicken which was brined for 24 hours. The crispy, juicy chicken paired well with the maple mustard dipping sauce.


Our next dish that we also shared was the French Onion Short Rib dip, one of their best sellers. It was topped with emmental cheese, caramelized onions, sour cream, brandied broth, served along side thin, crispy fries and coleslaw. This dish was utterly incredible, but extremely rich. I would definitely recommend ordering this dish, but sharing it as we did.museum 2

If you would like to visit Museum Tavern it is probably best to make a reservation, as it was comfortably busy, but not lined up. The décor is very “New York tavern” and seemed elegant, yet classic at the same time.

Healthy Pizza ft. Cauliflower

If I told you there was a guilt free way to indulge in pizza, would you believe me? It might sound crazy what I am about to tell you, but trust me on this one. Cauliflower, as well as gluten-free eating is having its 15 minutes of fame at the moment and being thrown into just about anything. A carb-less pizza also sounds pretty crazy, but guess what? Totally possible!

Pizza crust made out of cauliflower is the star of today’s recipe. It might seem odd to imagine how such a mushy, never mind vegetable, can replace that doughy, carby pizza dough. After trying this recipe, you will be hooked!

Once the cauliflower dough crisps up in the oven and is covered with sauce, cheese and your favourite toppings, you would never believe what it was made of.




Check out the recipe below if you want to try something new, healthy, and super delicious!


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Toppings-use whatever you would like! I made 2 pizzas and used tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, onions, arugula. The other had all of the same, plus salami on half.


  1. Rinse cauliflower and remove stems and leaves. Toss florets into food processor and pulse until it forms a grainy, almost powder-like “snow”.
  2. Place “snow” into microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Pour cauliflower onto a clean small towel and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  4. Once cooled, wrap towel around cauliflower and wring out as much liquid as possible, squeezing pretty tight.
  5. Pour cauliflower into bowl, and add in the rest of the ingredients (mozzarella, garlic powder, oregano, salt, egg). Mix together.
  6. Prepare either a baking sheet with parchment paper or a pizza stone.
  7. Place dough mixture on baking sheet or pizza stone and form into a circle (crust) using your hands.
  8. Bake crust at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until browned and crispy (or however you like your crust).
  9. Remove crust from oven, top with sauce, cheese and toppings. Place back in oven for about 5-7 minutes, until cheese is melted to how you like it.
  10. Remove from oven, let cool for a minute, slice as you would a regular pizza, and enjoy!

“Indulge” in this gluten-free, super tasty pizza without any guilt!