Saturday, September 27, 2008


Milestone's free appetizer promotion is coming back. Hurry and get some free Kobe beef burgers!

Doubletree at Niagara Falls

There are not many 4-star hotels on the falls. Doubletree is one of them, but the hotel is the furthest away from the Canadian horseshoe. Hilton Fallsview Hotel is still our number 1 choice! It is quite a good hotel but I don't feel that they value the Gold VIP guests comparing to other Hilton family hotels at the falls. HHonor Gold VIP meaning the guest had stayed in Hilton properties for more than a month in the previous year! We didn't receive any room upgrade. The staff claimed that they were full. Late checkout was not possible neither. Here is all we got:

  • Continental breakfast. The voucher states specifically that it is limited to 2 bakery items. The orange juice was just Tropicana. The coffee is no way taste like Starbuck that they advertised.
  • Two complimentary bottled water. It is not in-room bottled water. The voucher can be redeemed at the tiny small lobby lounge.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Queen's Landing Hotel at Niagara-on-the-Lake

Congratulations! That was one beautiful wedding at Queen's Landing Inn. The wedding ceremony started at the beach of the Queen's Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Queen's Landing Inn is a spectacular Georgian-style mansion on the banks of the Niagara River. The hotel restaurant was doing a great job! We loved the wide varieties of seafood hor'derve - creative, beautiful, and delicious.

  • Wild leek and potato soup. Creamy, not too salty with correct portion of basil oil.
  • Salad. I like the poached pears and the sauce.
  • Passion fruit sorbet.
  • Lamb chop and beef tenderloin. It's world class.
  • Pavloa. There was a flash back to my childhood like one of the those food movies!
  • White chocolate cake. Man, it looked gorgeous, but I was full...
  • Coffee and tea. The coffee was smooth and inspiring!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Moxies, Barrie

Moxies in Barrie is as good as any other Moxies - classy decor, great management, and attentive servers! Address: 509 Bayfield Street, Georgian Mall, Barrie, ON, L4M 4Z8. Phone: (705)733-5252.

Horseshoe resort - Silks fine dining

Silks fine dining is one of the reasons for staying at the Horseshoe resort. There aren't lots of choices on the menu. They also limit the number of seats in the restaurant. I guess this is what fine dining supposed to be. Our package included a 3 course dinner for two. The complimentary appetizers were quite interesting. For the first course we chose the soup and the burger. The mushroom soup was creamy. The burger was not a conventional burger. It was burger of Elk, quite interesting. For the entrees, we tried the salmon, tenderloin, and risotto. The risotto was rich. The pecan crusted salmon was amazing, excellent combination. The pan fried mash potato at the bottom was a great compliment. The AAA tenderloin was really good. Haven't had a good steak for a while. The dessert was amazing. The creme brulee was a classic brulee mixed with vanilla bean. The tiramisu was so soft and smooth. The buffet breakfast was... normal, nothing surprising. The freshly squeezed orange juice was really good but that was an extra $4. The Eggs Benedict was very impressive. The chef put in smoked salmon instead of bacon.

Horseshoe resort, Orilla

We had a romantic getaway at the Horseshoe Resort, Orilla. The Horseshoe Valley is just 1 hour north of Toronto. We stayed in the bi-level loft suite with king bed and skylight whirlpool on the upper level overlooking the golf course and the valley. There is a "ONE FREE ACTIVITY WITH EACH STAY!" fall promotion. From as low as $149 per room per night, you can choose 1 free activity like 18 holes golf and hummer tour in the wild. The couples jacuzzi under the skylight is very innovative. The red tone in the bath room further enhances the romantic atmosphere. In constructive criticism perspective, the air-conditioner must be ancient. That was lots of noise!


Milestone's free appetizer promotion is coming back. Great work as usual! We still think that Milestones makes the best Calamari. The white chocolate cheesecake was sinful and rich as usual. It's a little bit too sweet for us.


That's yet another good time at Moxies - beautiful lounge, excellent servers, big burgers and interesting appetizers. Address: 159 York Boulevard, Richmond Hill. Tel: 905-764-9500.