Restaurant critic and man of the world Giles Coren admittedly knows very little about Toronto, Canada, and its rapidly growing food scene. There to taste for himself, will he be surprised at the skill and attitudes of Toronto chefs?
Giles Coren celebrates his love of food, (and yes, Rocky) in a city known to the world simply as "Philly." He discovers whether the food scene is ready to step out of New York City's shadow, and shed its blue-collar reputation.
Giles Coren secretly wants to live the life of a Southern gentleman, but, the mint juleps will have to wait. His million dollar mission in Charleston, South Carolina, is to see if the city can live up to its much-hyped reputation as one of the most exciting places to eat in North America.
Amidst the booming economy of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, its food scene has gone crazy. But, is its day of reckoning at hand? Giles Coren travels to what he describes as "a rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean" to determine whether the restaurants are anywhere close to being the real deal. Can he ever be convinced that Newfoundland is NOT the end of the known world?
Founded in 1636, Providence embodies a uniquely independent spirit. It's also noted for a restaurant scene so strong, it's leading the city out of recession. Giles Coren finds out if Providence's food is really that good.
Giles Coren has high hopes for Quebec City, Canada, as he's keen to discover a new kind of French cuisine. As one of the oldest European settlements in North America, has the adventuresome spirit of Quebec's founders inspired an emerging food scene that impresses Giles?