La Carte’s Food and Drink Issue has arrived!


A year ago, when the team at La Carte first started talking about what this magazine would be, we knew we wanted it to be a home for seasoned travellers — people who weren’t looking for itineraries but inspiration. That quality has been the driving force behind not only our website, but our debut quarterly issue.

Shining a spotlight on food and drink was a natural choice for our first issue. From discovering a country’s culture and traditions through a meal to replicating those dishes from the comfort of home — arguably the best souvenir is the knowledge of how to cook a local dish — food and drink has a way of opening up the world to us.

Over the past few months, an amazing team of contributors has worked with our editorial staff to tell stories about the newest drinks and hottest restaurants around the world along with the innovative culinary characters behind them.

We loved following Pay Chen’s journey in Scotland as she learned that the country now excels at a beverage other than Scotch (page 26) and talking to photographer Connie Tsang whose work in our Covet section offers an insider look at independent Chinese-Canadian restaurants in flux (page 38). And we love that, as Lauren Marinigh discovered, motels are making a comeback (page 19).

You’ll find lots to clip, pin and bookmark — about destinations as diverse as Scotland and Singapore — and we expect your travel calendar will fill up as quickly as ours have.

Enjoy and let us know what you think of the magazine at

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