Dinner at Cluny, Bistro and Boulangerie

Cluny, Bistro and Boulangerie

Modern French Cuisine
Food: 3.8/5
Decor: 4/5
Service: 3.8/5

One of my favourite places in Toronto that elicits so much joy in me is definitely the Distillery District. There is something about how much history it has with the city, its cobbled stone streets, and little shops that make me feel like I’ve been transported in time to a different era. Whether its because of the Christmas Market which takes place there every year, or the food, or the one-of-a-kind pieces you can only discover in the boutiques that lines the district’s corridors – or simply because of the wonderful memories I’ve shared with my love here – the Distillery has become something of a favourite spot in the city for me.

And nestled in the district you will also find Cluny, Bistro and Boulangerie, a beautiful French restaurant that specializes in in-house baked bread, Parisian butter and truffles, and all round delicious contemporary French cuisine. At Cluny, Guelph born Chef Paul Benallick gives us French dining born from tradition, with fares like French onion soup, frog legs, and steak frites, but with an unpretentious modern flare.

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Military Mode: Olive


Olive military look shot by justinvo.ca …

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Military Mode: Black and White


Black and white Military look shot by my talented friend over at justinvo.ca …

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Breathing Deeply in Paradise

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This winter, my love and I flew down south to Punta Cana for a week long getaway. With the sun on my skin, sand in my toes, and ocean breeze in my hair, I felt blissful.

We stayed at the Sanctuary Cap Cana by Asol, at the castle (read my full review here). Ate our hearts out, drank until we couldn’t see straight, and I had my first ever cigar.

Going away and being able to just think in peace on the beach gave me a lot of time to reflect back on 2015. It was an unpleasant year for me although hard to say if it was any worse than the year before or the one before that. Its hard after such a tough and draining year to bounce back and overcome whatever else lies ahead.

There were a lot of relationships that withered in my life, people I love who left and others that were taken from me. I’m hoping to mend some of these relationships in the years to come, fingers crossed it won’t be too late. What’s worst though, was that the last embers of my relationship with my father died out completely…

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