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Near the Bell Centre

I am heading to Game 5 (if necessary...hopefully, yet hopefully not, lol) of Montreal vs Philadelphia. I need some suggestions for a nice place to grab a meal pre-game within walking distance of the Bell Centre / Queen Elizabeth. I am travelling with my grandmother. Both of us enjoy good food and are not picky eaters. I really wanted to try Au Pied Du Cochon, but after mapquesting seems like it is out of walking distance. Any good suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, and Go Habs!

Apr 25, 2008
askher in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Favourite Iron Chef America Judge

I have this argument with my roomate who hates Jeffrey Steingarten. I, on the other hand, think he is the best judge. He can be brutally honest - not only to the chef, but to other judges - but I think that's why I like him the most. What are other people's opinions?

Dec 19, 2007
askher in Food Media & News

Birds of flight

I just had strange thought the other day, how many birds of flight are typically available to eat?

Nov 15, 2007
askher in General Topics

DUCK

Does anyone know of a place that sells duck in, or around, the K-W area? I would prefer to not travel as far as Toronto. I'm thinking within the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph area. Thanks.

Nov 14, 2007
askher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Suggestions for a special dinner

My girlfriends birthday is coming up. I'm thinking of making a homemade ravioli for her. Filled with boiled lobster, chanterelle mushroom, tarragon butter. Sauced in a dijon saffron cream sauce. Does anyone have suggestions for improvement, or think some of these flavour combinations won't work together? As well, I would like to cook a beef tenderloin paired with mushrooms in some sort of way, suggestions for this would also be appreciated! Thanks.

Oct 24, 2007
askher in Home Cooking

The Next Iron Chef: Did NY Times Spoil the Season?

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/...

Talks about Guy on the Iron Chef.

Oct 18, 2007
askher in Food Media & News

Kitchen Nightmares US - Oct. 17 episode

The FOX version is really no comparison with the BBC version. It's very sad and unfortunate.

Oct 18, 2007
askher in Food Media & News

The Next Iron Chef: Did NY Times Spoil the Season?

I think it is Guy Rubino, from Rain in Toronto.

Oct 18, 2007
askher in Food Media & News

Top Chef withdrawal

I completely agree with the above post. I thought the original Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares were marvelous. Yet, I could not stand but 10 minutes of a FOX episode. It seemed as though they were trying to dramatize any employee-employer conflict, and the focus was definately not on the food, or the running of a restaurant. It was on internal bickering between the restaurant's people. Very disappointing.

Oct 18, 2007
askher in Food Media & News

Mushroom mmm mmms

Also, would anyone know of a location around SW Ontario where you could pick your own Morels? I know they are particularly difficult to find, and I'm not sure if anyone would be really to relinquish their secret if they knew, but it would be sincerely appreciated.

Oct 17, 2007
askher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Mushroom mmm mmms

I've looked all summer around the K-W area for someone selling morels but had no success. Just wondering for next year where I should be looking.

Oct 17, 2007
askher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Mushroom mmm mmms

So true! I often pile the mushrooms on a lightly buttered, toasted slice of a fresh baguette. MMM.

Oct 17, 2007
askher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Mushroom mmm mmms

Does anyone know where you could buy Morels in SW Ontario? Also, what are some people's favourite types of mushrooms and mushroom dishes?

Oct 17, 2007
askher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The best of ...

Looking for the best regional cuisine restaurants in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium?

Oct 17, 2007
askher in International Archive

Iceland ?

Has anyone eaten at an exceptional Nordic restaurant in Iceland? (Specifically, Reykjavik).

Oct 17, 2007
askher in International Archive

Recommendations

I'm planning a trip to Cairo in the near future and would like to experience some fine Egyptian cuisine. What would some of the best places be to go? I am not interested in any places dedicated to types of cuisine readily available in N.America, or specific to some other locale. I am interested in an exquisite, delicious, truly Egyptian gastronomic experience. Thank you.

Oct 17, 2007
askher in Middle East & Africa

Recommendations

I'm planning a trip to Sydney in the near future and would like to experience some Australian fine dining. Where can I go to experience unique gastronomic creations, not widely offered elsewhere (ie. not strictly French, Asian, etc). Thank you.

Oct 17, 2007
askher in Australia/New Zealand

Moscow

I'm planning a trip to Moscow in the near future and would like to experience some fine Russian cuisine. What would some of the best places be to go? I am not interested in any places dedicated to types of cuisine readily available in N.America, or specific to some other locale. I am interested in an exquisite, delicious, truly Russian gastronomic experience. Thank you.

Oct 17, 2007
askher in Europe

What's the word on Rain?

I was watching a Food Network special years back documenting the opening of this restaurant. It looked to be a spectacular place, is it? What's the food like?

Oct 17, 2007
askher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kitchener/Waterloo

The restaurant at the Centre in the Square is not half bad. Verses is nearby (on Victoria, East of Centre in the Square). Very fine dining and excellent food.

Oct 17, 2007
askher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kitchener/Waterloo

Definately try Verses in Kitchener, Janet Lynn's in Uptown Waterloo and Bhima's on King St just N of University (right before Morty's). Go to Torontolife.com for more specific reviews of these restaurants, but these are the three premier dining establishments in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Oct 17, 2007
askher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)