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Ideas for wedding reception venue needed in Toronto

Kultura is the sister restaurant of Nyood. At 80 ppl, as some has already mentioned, you're looking to take an entire floor or restaurant. Some other places that you may want to call and shop around are:
The Gladstone Hotel
Swish by Han - if you want something 'funkier', would have to check capacity
Colborne St Bar and Grill - on Colborne St, just west of Six Steps. I may not have the name exactly right.
Good luck and congrats!

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

169 King St. E., Toronto, ON M5A 1J4, CA

Six Steps
53-55 Colborne St, Toronto, ON M5E 1E3, CA

1096 Queen West, Toronto, ON M6J 1H9, CA

Swish by Han
38 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON , CA

No menu restaurant in Leslieville?

The Gals and I target a new restaurant every 4-6 weeks and we added Ruby Watcho Co., to the list. I was a bit hesitant due to the fact that I have a seafood allergy and since reservations need to be made well in advance of the requested date coupled with the menu release the week of, I didn't know what I'd do if Lynn suddenly had a seafood epiphony! Alas, I was not disappointed.

I'll reserve comment on the whomever handles their reservations and focus on the food and drink. Thumb's up to the creative mixologist tackling the libations. Lavender and vanilla infused simple syrups, homemade n'est pas.

The waitstaff inquired about any allergies or special diets prior to starting our dinner. Relief! Then it started to arrive. Each course was homey, hot, flavourful. And here's what I remember most about it. The scones..err, biscuits. The herb and cheese treats that arrive warm from the oven, golden, flaky, melt in your mouth. One per person was not enough. We inquired about buying a dozen. That's how good they are.

Here's what else I remember. Don't plan on a demure, quiet, gazing in to each other's eyes kind of night. It does tend to be a bit loud but if louder is your style, go with it. Let me clarify. It's not hockey night in Canada loud but the loud of people really enjoying themselves.

I put this resto on my "must go again" list. I just hope they don't run out of those scones.

lunches in downtown Toronto?

I'd like to offer Swish by Han at 38 Wellington (just east of Yonge). Check out their website for the lunch menu. I think they close mid-afternoon to get read for the dinner service so if your lunch is "lunchtimeish" you should be ok. If you do wander over, don't miss out on the pork buns. These are soft, warm and loaded with flavour. You'll be craving them by the next day :) Enjoy!!

Source for Vigo brand PAELLA

I've always had great success in finding a diverse product line (produce, specialty items, imports) at Highland Farms. Who else stocks 9 different types of pears? The one I frequent is on Dufferin St.

Basic Scrambled Eggs

Hand's down, Laura Calder has the market cornered with the best scrambled eggs French style. Her method is to separate the whites and yolks first. With her unapologetic nod to butter, add this to a pan, melt and add the lightly beaten egg whites and stir, stir, stir! What you're looking for is what Laura describes as a "snowstorm" look. Small whites with some liquid whites. Then add the lightly beaten yolks and keep stirring. What you are looking for is a creamy, blended soft mixture. What you don't want is big, dry, hard blobs of egg chuncks. Season with salt, maybe pepper, some fresh herbs (chives) if you have them on hand. Or not. The exact recipe can probably be found by Googling her and the egg recipe. Point to note, it's all about the egg here so use the freshest, organic, free range farm type eggs you can find. The deeper yellow the yolk the better. If all you have is the mass produced, chicken in cages, pale yellow stuff in the fridge, hold off.

Aug 15, 2010
Canadian Cook in Recipes