Praising peameal, Canadian wines go abroad, Marché Movenpick rises again

Praising peameal, Canadian wines go abroad, Marché Movenpick rises again

One and only and internationally acclaimed (Photo by Sun Brockie) 

• The recession is hitting gimmicky joints hard, but “Insatiable” columnist Sasha Chapman sees few consequences for Scaramouche, the Black Hoof and certain other Toronto restaurants. [Globe & Mail]

• Another testament to the continuing avalanche of comfort food in Toronto: the Marché will be relaunching its flagship Toronto restaurant. Movenpick, the company that owns the chain, reports plans to simultaneously open 10 new Marché-branded locations throughout the GTA. [Newswire]

• Canadian wines are not always appreciated in their homeland, but they may be making it big abroad. Canadian distributors have been eyeing the Hong Kong market since the region scrapped its 40 per cent tariff on wine and beer in early 2008. [National Post]

• Who is responsible when someone drinks too much in public? Jean Major, the head of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, states that he has no tolerance for bars that serve too much alcohol, as the AGCO cracks down on bars across the province. [CTV]

• The fame of the St. Lawrence Market’s peameal bacon sandwiches extends far beyond the city limits. This week, the market’s most popular pork gets a plug in the windy city. [Chicago Sun-Times]