Ok, I love Toronto Life, I love their reviews and I especially love the annual eating and drinking edition. For economic reasons, I have not been able to try some of Toronto's great restos like canoe, perigee, susur, splendido,etc., so I end up believing the reviews even though I haven't try these places.
However, on special occasions or when my parents are treating, I have been to what I thought were good restaurants. Some of my favourite experiences of the last 6 months have been Romagna Mia and Hillebrand Estates Winery in Niagara on the Lake. However, I was shocked to find that Toronto Life had given them horrible ratings! I mean Romagna Mia went down 1/2 a star from last year and resides at 2 stars. I thought that I remembered Hillebrand at being close to 4 stars, yet this year it was at 1 1/2 stars.
Is my palate really that off? Do I have terrible taste!?!?! I adore food, and yes, I do enjoy the occasional Big Mac and Montanas dinner, but I thought that I had GREAT meals at the above restos. Can someone please explain?!?!?