Christmas is not an original tradition in Japan, but with the years and globalization, it has become a part of its culture. However, the food and ways on how this holiday is celebrated are very different from the western world. Did you know that in Japan Christmas is also perceived as when romantic miracles happen? If someone invites you for Christmas Eve alone, be sure there are more than just friendship implications on that invitation. Also, one of their traditional holiday
We wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season! We are happy to celebrate the season with you, so here we leave you all the operation hours for each of our restaurants. Make your reservations and celebrate with us! Wind St. Catharines Holiday Hours: Dec 24th: 11:30am - 10pm Dec 25th: 12pm - 8pm (last call) Dec 31st: 11:30am - 10pm Jan 1st: 12pm - 10pm Reserve now: 905.682.8838 Wind Niagara Falls Holiday Hours: Dec 24th: 11:30am - 10pm Dec 25th: 11:30am - 8pm (last call) D
Following our East Izakaya's tradition, our friends from Brainkite Murals and Other Artistic Solutions painted once more the windows of our East Izakaya's St. Catharines store with a whimsical motive of Holiday Minions. The traditional window painting started in May 2017, as a way of integrating the restaurants to the local trends and the community. Also, this year East Niagara Falls joined this festive tradition with a holiday design of Doraemon and his friends laughing on a
We all love the holiday season, but have you ever asked yourself where does it come from? Here we leave you some interesting facts about Christmas, to share with your family and friends. Christmas tree:
Decorated trees can be traced back to 16th century Germany. Martin Luther first thought of decorating it with candles and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert helped popularize the Christmas tree.
In 1840 the Christmas tree decorations were famous for their extravaganze!
In 1851 t
Wind Group announced the successful implementation of robots in all of its stores. [ST. CATHARINES, November 4th, 2021]—The Wind Group of Restaurants announced today the total success of implementing robots as team members inside its restaurants Ma Chinese Cuisine, East Izakaya, and Wind Japanese and Thai, located in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Mississauga.
Since the end of July 2021, and after the surge of a contactless service need between patrons and servers, Wind G
We are proud to announce our restaurants won the Reader's Choice Awards 2021 for both St. Catharines and Niagara Falls cities. The contest, created to show the guests appreciation for the businesses, people and service providers, comprises a nomination phase and a top 10 nominee in each category, that compete through public vote for Platinum, Gold and Diamond awards.
We are utterly grateful to be considered as part of the best restaurants in the Region and thank deeply all o
Lest we forget From the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day on November 11th, millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who sacrificed their lives at war for our freedom. The person who first introduced the Poppy to Canada and the Commonwealth was Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae of Guelph, Ontario, a Canadian Medical Officer during the First World War. John McCrae penned the Poem “In Flanders Fields” on a scrap of paper in May, 1915 on t
“Is it a labour replacement? A hard no." This was one of the multiple questions answered by our Marketing Director Craig McCallum during an interview with Richard Harley, Editor in Chief of Niagara Now. The encounter occurred on mid-September at our East Izakaya Niagara Falls location, where Harley was able to experience being served by our brand new BellaBot. Harley's curiosity was peaked by our interest for innovation and the multiple possibilities these robot bring to us.
Since the Proof of Vaccination came into rule in Ontario last September 22nd, 2021, many questions have arisen. Why do we request it, which venues require it, who needs to show proof, who is exempt? Here is all you need to know about the Proof of Vaccination. 1. Why do we request Proof of Vaccination?
As of September 22nd 2021, the law requires Ontarians as young as 12 years old to provide proof of two doses of the Covid mRNA vaccination, to enter a wide range of non-essenti
We love supporting our community, and one of the ways we recently did it was through the Terry Fox Run held on September 19, 2021. With a team of 15 people, dogs and babies, we embarked ourselves in a wonderful run across scenic areas of Niagara on the Lake, enjoying a beautiful day and discovering the spectacular treasures of Niagara on the Lake. We had been looking forward to join this voluntary activity since early July, and also contributed to the Terry Fox Foundation wit
Brock University welcomed 127 students when it first opened its doors in September 1964. The famous Schmon tower was completed in 1966 and faculties began to move to this location from a refurbished refrigeration factory at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment in St. Catharines. Today more than 19,000 students attend the school, proudly calling themselves Brock Badgers. In September 1967, Niagara College’s Welland Campus opened its doors to 450 students and opened its Niagara-o
On July 28, 2021, we tested a robot server at Wind Mississauga for the first time, an innovative high-end food delivery robot supplied by Sparc Technologies to support our team inside the restaurant. After seeing the robot in action and experiencing all the excellent features it has to offer, we couldn't stay still, so we decided to implement the help of other cute robots like this one at East Niagara Falls and Ma Chinese Cuisine. We see the robot as a co-worker that supports
Chopsticks are Chopsticks, right? Wrong!
Not only are Chopsticks a standard eating utensil for many cultures, but in countries like Japan and China, designing Chopsticks is an art. If you look closely you will see distinct differences in Japanese, Chinese and Korean chopsticks. Not sure what to look for? Here are some tips. Japanese chopsticks are a bit shorter than the Chinese ones and are typically rounded and taper to a point, with circumferential grooves at the eating en
Did you know that on your next trip to Toronto you could visit us too?
Right where East meets West, Wind Mississauga is more than ready to receive you for a unique experience of All You Can Eat. Inaugurated in 2018, it's our newest Wind Japanese and Thai location, characterized by a cosmopolitan and elegant vibe, and a beautiful outdoor patio.
But what makes this location a spot not to be missed?
Wind Mississauga has unique recipes that take its sister's heritage above an
Dining out has always been for many, one of the most enjoyable moments of life. However, after almost two years of lockdown and pandemic times, we have become a little rusted when it comes to the interaction between patrons and servers. As interesting as it may sound, one of the consequences of Covid-19 is that after all this waiting our patience actually got shorter! Some reports state that one post-pandemic characteristic is shorter patience and a more introverted behavior
International Dog Day is a whole day dedicated to celebrating man’s best friend. The holiday was founded in 2004 as National Dog Day by Colleen Paige, an animal welfare advocate, and is now held every year on August 26th, commemorating the date Colleen adopted her first dog. Since the first celebration in 2004, National Dog Day has grown and is been adopted across the world. In 2013 the holiday was written into New York legislation and can be seen on the New York State Senate
After two months of extensive renovations directed by the award-winning design firm dialogue38, Wind Niagara Falls is finally back to give you the best All You Can Eat experience inside the most modern, fresh and stylish space. With a gorgeous outdoor area ideal to sit 120 people distributed in comfortable tables, Wind Niagara Falls patio surrounds the restaurant's brand new façade, providing shaded seating under beautiful canopies, lots of fresh greens from their more than 1
The history Yakitori, a term that means “grilled bird”, is a Japanese dish consisting of chicken or pork skewered with Kushi (a type of skewer typically made of bamboo or steel), grilled over a charcoal fire, and served with dipping sauces, sushi, nabemono and gyoza. The history of yakitori is relatively new. During the Edo Period (1603 – 1868), many edicts were implemented and one of them was against the consumption of meat, mainly for religious reasons based on Buddhist bel
According to the World Health Organization, “a healthy diet is essential for good health and nutrition”, and is no myth we all want to be healthy, happy, and why not? to look lean and fit while at it. However, the tricky part of this comes when we have to put it into practice. What to eat and what not, what is really a healthy diet and what shouldn't be even looked at, is the question. Today not all the “healthy diets" are truly healthy, and that is why here we give you some
Also known as Duanwu Festival, and the fifth day of the fifth moon, the Dragon Boat Festival is a holiday with 2,000 years of tradition celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the date of this celebration varies between years, so in 2020 it happened on June 7, and this year is celebrated on June 14. There are many stories about the origin of this celebration, but the most famous are: The festival is celebr