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Baking Class in Paris

Hey there,
I speak minimal French and the wife speaks and understands a little more. But, I imagine we'd get more out of the experience if the baker/teacher spoke some English.
Thanks in advance.

Apr 07, 2010
Eatertainer in France

Baking Class in Paris

Hey there,

I will be travelling to Paris in late April/Early May and am interested in taking a daylong cooking class. Ideally, it would be geared towards pastries and/or breads. I've seen numerous options on various websites...just wondering which might be reputable, fun, hands-on.


Apr 05, 2010
Eatertainer in France

Chicken and waffles? (Toronto)

it's all I order when I go to brunch at the Drake. when I'm not eating Chicken and Waffles at the Drake, I am dreaming about them. I enjoy the fact that they remove the bones from the chicken 'cause I don't imagine I would enjoy picking around bones to eat my waffle.

Marky's on Bathurst - please help me

Marky's is an institution!!! and by institution...I mean that they serve the same quality of food that you'd find at an institution....

Brunch at Provence Delices in Cabbagetown

I've never been. but, people seem to like Papillion on the Park. It's located on Eastern Avenue.

Chinese Takeout East York

Our go-to is Bamboo Dim Sum Cafe. it's at 494 Danforth near Logan.
The number is (416-462-9678)

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...that location seems to have a dark cloud hanging over it, nothing survives there. Other than the bartender staring out the window...Dizzy was empty any time I passed by. It might have had something to do with the fact that the place holds about 12 people and they were going for the upscale sports bar thing.

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another option is Mela Italian Vegetarian Cafe which is at 7a Yorkville Ave. It's across the street from Le Pain Quotidien

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it's not exactly a pub. But, it's a brewery? The Steamwhistle is a great venue and they host weddings and other events that would certainly accommodate 80 people. Duggan's just opened as well on Victoria Street and they might be able to handle it as well?

Lounge suggestions downtown for birthday drinks on Saturday night?

you won't be able to sit in a circle. But, you can try securing a couple of couches if you have 3-4 people with you. Once more friends arrive, you can sit a litte closer or rotate a la musical chairs. I imagine you'd be standing/sitting around in smaller groups of 4-5 anyways. The crowd generally picks up and gets much busier from 9-ish to closing. Not sure what your timing is like? But, I'd suggest getting there prior to 8pm. If it gets too crowded or you want to switch up the mood...just slide down the street to one of the other options mentioned above.

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New Longos on Bloor

these things always seem to find a way of resolving themselves in a positive manner....I am sure we'll be enjoying our prepared foods in no time...Longo's wouldn't get into this much work/money and then not be allowed to sell their main money makers...

New Longos on Bloor

I just read that the Longos on Bloor might be delayed a little longer...
In addition to the water meter delays, there are now delays with what they can sell at that location. Apparently the foodcourt below what will be the Longo's is upset that Longo's will be selling prepared foods. So, they have complained to the management company. It's now looking like March at the earliest??

new coffee house on Broadview across from Riverdale park

i find that it's best to read the original post and that generally gives a good description of the topic. New Coffee House On Broadview, north of Gerrard, across from Riverdale park?

New Longos on Bloor

...went by today and they are peeling the stickers off the windows. So you can now see inside!!! Still a bit of work to do. But, it's progress. I called head office and they said that January 15th is their goal.

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I saw a great new cooking show that I believe started today. It airs on CBC(Canada) so it might not be available down in the States. But, I tracked down the website and they seem to stream episodes on-line.
The host is a fresh new face and she comes across with the enthusiasm of Rachael Ray...without the annoying parts. I've only seen one episode. But, the recipes seem pretty straightforward and the host doesn't dumb them down too much. It made me hungry when I was watching it, which I imagine is a good sign.

Jan 04, 2010
Eatertainer in Food Media & News

Timothy’s Tikka House-any good?

I've strolled by this place on Parliament Street (Toronto) around a hundred times over the past year or two and have only seen a total of about 10 people eating in there. I wouldn't wish a restaurant makeover experience to this place. But, I think if they washed the front windows and gave the place a coat of fresh paint I'd probably give it try...anyone been? Is it good? Maybe just takeout?

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You are welcome, julesrules.

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new coffee house on Broadview across from Riverdale park

Sorry, I didn't get their names, FJ. It must have been friends and family sitting in there enjoying themselves? Perhaps a dozen people broke in and sat around drinking lattes and eating cookies? Hope you didn't base your day around a visit to the place....

new coffee house on Broadview across from Riverdale park

Hey mollygirl and others, I went by tonight and the new coffee shop is now open. I didn't stop by. But, there were 10-12 people sitting around eating and drinking.
Sorry for my earlier posting prior to the opening. I just thought people might be interested to know that something new was coming to the area.

new coffee house on Broadview across from Riverdale park

Sorry folks. I just thought it would be interesting to start a chat about an interesting new option in the area as opposed to the usual bashing of independent establishments.

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