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Caviar expiry

Can someone tell me how long I can keep caviar in the fridge? I googled and I'm getting anywhere from 2-3 days to 4-5 weeks. And how can you tell if it's gone off?
Thanks!

Dec 09, 2010
hotsauce28 in General Topics

Mildred's Temple Kitchen - What a Disappointment

Just went for Mother's day brunch (first time) and have to say, I'm glad it was brunch and not dinner. Surprisingly it wasn't a zoo as I imagined but though we had reservations, we still waited 45 minutes for our table.

Food was "okay" but the services was atrocious. We went with kids and one didn't get his drink til his meal was finished though the waitress was asked 3 times. Pancakes were ordered with the toppings on the side and again the sides didn't show up til the pancakes were almost done and we had to ask a couple times for maple syrup. Who doesn't bring maple syrup to the table when pancakes are ordered??

Apologies were made for us being patient but I definitely won't be back.

Shockingly dissapointed with Sushi Marche

Maybe (i hope) it was just an off night. They're usually so damn good!

Shockingly dissapointed with Sushi Marche

SM used to be my go to take out spot for sushi and I've never been disappointed til last week.
The uni was rank (could smell it before it got anywhere near my mouth), the rolls fell apart as I picked it up and the sashimi just wasn't their usual fresh beautiful self. Ended up throwing quite a bit away.

One off chance or has the owner changed?

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Sushi Marche
1105 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M1K7, CA

Bartalotta at the Wynn

Perfect, thank you!! The family style tasting menu is what we're planning.
Looking forward to it!

Feb 25, 2010
hotsauce28 in Las Vegas

Bartalotta at the Wynn

Hello,
Has anyone tried Bartalotta at the Wynn? I have reservations for the weekend but I'm now seeing some reviews that are saying the service isn't great and the food not worth the price. This restaurant is one of my "bucket list" restaurants but really don't want to spend the $$$$ and be disappointed.
Anyone!?!
Thanks!

Feb 24, 2010
hotsauce28 in Las Vegas

Ka Chi Korean Restaurant- Shocking, unbelievably rude service!

Yes, Juno you're right. They don't have a veg bibimbap on the menu. My g/f always asked for it specifically without the meat and it's never a problem.

Depending on the server, sometimes there a language issue but for the most part, they get it right.

Ka Chi Korean Restaurant- Shocking, unbelievably rude service!

probably the vegetarian bibimbap. I think they might also have a veg "SoonDubu" at Buk Chang.

Preparing for cocktail party

that looks delish :)~ I think I'll do this at my next brunch!

Dec 17, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

Yes, shot glasses as shot glasses. Genius I am. =)
Chocking hazards?? You guys think of everything! LOL!
I'm thinking more vodka flavored pomegranate rather than pomegranate flavoured vodka. I have a bunch of little spoons.. I like where this is going.. It'll be gorgeous on a silver platter and ice!
Thanks!!

Dec 16, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

i think you and i have completely different friends. mine will drink nail polish remover if it was in a martini glass with an olive. =)

Dec 16, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

what if i scrap the soup in shot glass idea and instead use pomegranate seeds "marinated" in vodka in them instead? Do you think that would work?
Mix in some mint leaves for a nice Christmasy look?

this party is going to be the death of me.

Dec 16, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

that sounds like a lot of work! but pretty!

Dec 16, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

It's too much? Part of the problem is that I have both carnivores and herbivores as guest. I wanted to make sure both groups were well fed..

As for sugars, it's poison! =)
I don't keep it in the house so it's the only thing I'm asking guests to bring, if they want.

Dec 16, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

Booze fixes everything!

Dec 15, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

I don't have a "waiter" but I have a lady coming to help me dish out the food. And I have an oyster shucker come in but I doubt he'll be too thrilled if i asked him to put them in shotglasses. =)

Well.. if the soup doesn't work, I guess we'll by some tequila.

Dec 15, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

Yes, I think I'll definately make the chip ahead of time. If it doesn't work, oh well... I just feed the people more booze so they don't notice.

Dec 15, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

ya, i just went out and bought 50 shot glasses. =)
Maybe i can use them for the ceviche.. The Chinese tea cup idea is cute but what do I do with 50 of them after the party? =\

Dec 15, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

awesome, thanks!! I was concerned about the grease smell in the house if I fried the day of.

any warm soup suggestions? it'll be in shot glasses so nothing "chunky". And tomato soup is kind of blah..

i suck at this!

Dec 15, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

I'm such a moron. I just bought a slow cooker last week. =)
Thanks for your suggestions!
And as for the quail eggs, I've recruited some friends to help peel. It should be okay to cook and peel the night before, yes? Then I'll just cut and put a drop of caviar just before serving.

Dec 14, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

LOL! I think I saw that thread yesterday! I thought because of the green in the soup, it might be a bit festive.. maybe it should be tomato? =)

Party starts at 7:30 so dinner-ish. I always end up with leftovers but I also have friends that bring their own tupperware to a party.
I don't mind the food being labour intensive, I actually enjoy it. The only thing is, I want as much done as possible the night before so I'm out of the kitchen during the party.

Dec 14, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

40 plus.. and still some looking for baby sitters =)
Most of the menu is fairly simple. Edamame, cheese plate, charcuterie plate, couple of pates. quail eggs/caviar, shrimp ceviche.. I was also thinking of doing the chilled soup in shotglasses.
Too much or not enough??

Dec 14, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

it is a cocktail pary with just appetizers. I was trying to come up with things that doesn't require cutlery and can easily be eaten standing up as the party will be standing room only. I actually thought about doing a ham but again, I don't know how well that will work with so many people. This started out as an intimate holiday party and I was planning on doing a brisket and turkey and it got completely out of control!

I like the ideas of the potatoes, I think I'll add that to the menu. Thanks!

Dec 14, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

I'll try the shaking thing, thanks!! I'll buy an extra dozen just in case a few become messy!

Dec 14, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Preparing for cocktail party

Hoping you guys can help me. I'm trying to prepare as much as possible the night before the party and I'm wondering on a couple of specific things.

1. Lotus root chip - If I fry this the night before, will it get soggy the day after?

2. Chilled soup (I'm thinking pea) - How long do you think it'll be okay sitting at room temperature? (Real estate in the fridge is an issue)

3. Quail Eggs - Are they very hard to work with? I always have a hard time peeling boiled eggs. They always end up looking mangled.

4. Cheese plate - Does it make sense to serve at the beginning of a party or at then end with fruit?

Thanks in advance!

Dec 14, 2009
hotsauce28 in Home Cooking

Ka Chi Korean Restaurant- Shocking, unbelievably rude service!

This is shocking. KaChi on Bloor & Palmerston is my go to Korean place. I've only ever had good experiences here with the food and the service, nothing to write home about. They bring out the food and clean up after you. Good enough for me! Never been rushed out but I do know exactly which man the original poster was talking about. He looks like he can be a bit of a dck.

Umji Bunshik used to be a great place but after the last time there (about 2 years ago), I would never go back. Brought some out of towners for some authentic korean food and it was horrible. We ordered 5 different dishes and all were quite bland. Pretty embarrassing after raving about the restaurant!

Sunday dinner for large party

I love Le Select but we go there quite often. Globe Bistro sounds good but some people are on budget. Geez, who knew this would be so difficult!

Sunday dinner for large party

Just called them.. max for reservation is 8 ppl.
Pizza Pizza on a park bench is sounding real good..

Sunday dinner for large party

Looks great except b-day boy doens't want middle eastern (he eats it every day). I'll have to go without him one day.
Any other suggestions before i kill said bday boy?

Sunday dinner for large party

Any recommendations for dinner tomorrow night that takes reservations?? There will be approx 12 of us and I'm having a hard time finding a place that's open and will accomodate.
I'm open to any area downtown or Yonge/Eg, not too expensive but (obviously) good food =)and vegetarian friendly.

Thanks!