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Food Events 2015

I heard about this event on here a few years back, I don't think the 2015 event info has been posted yet. It started tonight and goes to Saturday night:

http://lacuvee.ca/

La Cuvee

$10 entry plus sampling cost for food, beer, whiskey

Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus
5039 rue Saint-Dominique

I really enjoyed it when I went a few years back.

Still keeping an eye out for other events this weekend

about 1 hour ago
ylsf in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal En Lumiere - 2015 edition

Thanks for the feedback. Been busy but going to try to book something for Friday night and the brunch on Saturday.

If anyone else tried something this past weekend and has recommendations please share!

Feb 24, 2015
ylsf in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

I bought a new-fangled bee hive

Wow, over $2 million worth sold!! That is nuts. I can see them getting even more attention now. I wonder how they are going to manage to scale it that much!

Feb 24, 2015
ylsf in Cookware

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Been to a bunch of Costcos lately and noticed/tried a few new things.

The Big Slice dessert thing is pretty good:

http://bigsliceapples.com/products

Think of it like pie filling in a package. There is a plain one, and one flavoured with cinnamon (I think half the bags are one flavour, half the other).

Feb 21, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

What bugs me most about shopping at Costco is the people that leave stuff everywhere and anywhere in the aisles. (In particular items that are meant to be refrigerated/frozen being left with on a random shelf). People are so lazy! (oh, and not returning carts to the carousel!).

Feb 21, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Searching for Stevia ... (the real deal, unprocessed)

You will be able to find it in the spring time. I had a plant I bought in the Niagara area

Feb 20, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Annoyed about $6 bottled tap water charge at CraftBar

Assuming there wasn't anything on the menu about this water charge? I would expect free "tap" water when at a bar.

Feb 20, 2015
ylsf in Manhattan

Bar Raval (with pictures)

Curious what time of day you went and how busy it was? Thinking of going tmrw for a Late lunch. Also you said "no desserts" but do/did they have doughnuts? Read elsewhere that they have sweet/savoury yeast doughnuts (maybe that is what is pictured in the bar?)

Feb 20, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Icelandic Cuisine in Toronto

I don't think this has been posted in this thread. Shepherd Gourmet Dairy in St. Mary's is now making a local Skyr available at Costco (they have a Vanilla and Strawberry two pack).

http://www.shepherdgourmetdairy.com/p...

Feb 18, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 Food Events

From Now Toronto - https://nowtoronto.com/food-and-drink...

Fans of locally filmed TV series Hannibal (or of food porn in general, and not necessarily the cannibalistic kind) should check out a special dinner hosted by George Brown Chef School instructor and former Cookbook Store owner Alison Fryer and food stylist Janice Poon, who’s responsible for Hannibal’s unforgettable and unsettling dinner scenes. At the February 25 at The Chefs’ House (215 King East, at Frederick), $85 get you a four-course meal (tax, tip, appetizers and two drinks included) inspired by the show. Reservation info at thechefshouse.com.

Feb 18, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Paczki Day 2014

This weeks flyers shows Fortinos and RCSS both have them (maybe other Loblaw stores too?). RCSS flyer shows 4 for $3.00 and says "baked in store"

Didn't try them but I might give them a shot.

Feb 13, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Montreal En Lumiere - 2015 edition

Hello all,

I can't seem to find a thread on this years Montreal En Lumiere/Highlights festival. I have been coming to Montreal for the last 6 or 7 years for your version of Nuit Blanche and last year for the first time did one of the special event meals for the En Lumiere festival.

The site is a little overwhelming for an out of towner. Any suggestions/"highlights" of this years food events/menus?

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/gast...

I see the focus this year is Switzerland and Washington, DC is the USA featured city.

Feb 13, 2015
ylsf in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Food Events 2015

I will be in Montreal for the Nuit Blanche weekend (Feb 27 to March 1). Any other food events the Montreal Highlights/ En Lumiere happening that weekend?

Last year I went to one of the special dinners with the chef from Lazy Bear in San Fran and it was great. Will look closer at the En Lumiere menus/dinners but open to other events as well.

Feb 13, 2015
ylsf in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Taste of Oakville - Jan 26 to Feb 12, 2015

A 'licious type event is happening in Oakville right now. In previous years the focus was just downtown but they have expanded it now to include Kerr Village, Bronte, etc:

http://atasteofoakville.com/

I went to "Cuba" today in Bronte for lunch. It was pretty decent food, I would go back and try other stuff on the menu. It wasn't a huge savings over the regular menu pricing so I would probably recommend to try something else just to get more of the "value". I went to Jonathan's last year for lunch and it was definitely worth it for the price.

If anyone tries anything please post reviews.

Winterlicious Menus now posted, Jan 30 - Feb 12 2015

This is pretty common. There aren't any rules about this. A lot of places will try to maximize seatings so they have two seatings and then try to turn over the whole place after. Some places may keep spots for their "regular" customers too.

Jan 16, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kitchen steals and deals for Ontario

Not sure about frypans but were the links to Amazon posted in error? The first one doesn't even ship to Canada

Jan 14, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 - Grocery store finds (Ontario)

I will start with

Olli Slow Cured Natural Salame
https://olli.com/

Being carried at Sobeys now. I have purchased this at Wegmens and other USA stores but never noticed it in Ontario before.

Jan 13, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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2015 - Grocery store finds (Ontario)

Part of the reason I love Costco is that they end up bringing in new products that you don't see in other retailers in Canada but the "new product" excitement exists for me at grocery stores as well.

Please post your non-Costco finds here. New products in Canada, new to you products that you really enjoyed, etc.

Jan 13, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best doughnuts in Toronto 2015

I was at Borealia the other week, saw this on the dessert menu. Wish I could have tried it but we were in a bit of a hurry. If someone tries it please let us know how they taste!
http://borealiato.com/

Louisbourg Hot Chocolate Beignets 9
Spiced Chocolate Ganache, Beer Batter, Lemon Sugar c.1795

Jan 11, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

I accidentally posted this a few days ago as a response to another post so Mods helped me delete it so I could post to the main thread.

Please respond to this post with what restaurants gift certificates you have seen at your location (especially if different than below)

They are all 2 x $50 for $80.00 except as indicated
Burlington

Lakehouse and Stonehouse
The Lord Nelson
Ruth Chris Steakhouse
The Twisted Lemon
Pizza Nova - 2 x $25 - $39.99

Etobicoke

Hy's
Barberian's

Jan 06, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bar Buca

In case you didn't see the other thread (it actually does have some dish info in it even though post was about reservations)

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/929942

I haven't been in a while but I enjoyed what I had there. I might have posted in that thread.... I forget off hand what I had!

Jan 05, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Costco is selling a Blendtec blender is store for $369. More details here:

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/costco...

Jan 01, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Another year and another Costco thread. A big shout out to Nevy for her amazing contributions in the 2014 thread.

This is Costco Thread for the 1st quarter of 2015 for Ontario. Discuss new food related products (food/kitchen supplies/cookbooks/etc).

Some general useful info.

Prices ending in 97 cents usually means the item has been marked down

Items with an asterix in the upper right hand corner means that they aren't being re-stocked again (although, sometimes they will introduce new packaging for the same item but it has a different SKU, or it may come back if it is seasonal)

Last quarter of 2014 thread:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9908...

Jan 01, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Does Splendido only have multi-course fixed menus now?

Maybe I am missing it but I don't think I see it here on on the Splendido site. How much is this 30 "course" tasting menu?

Dec 28, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Lower fat doughnuts - Almonte, Ontario (closer to Ottawa)

I was clearing some newspaper clippings that I had and came across this article -

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/06/...

Not as much oil gets absorbed into the doughnut according to the article. They are now selling them on Fridays and Saturdays (they are closed until Jan 9th for the holidays).

Anyone tried them?

Healthy Food Technologies Inc

https://www.facebook.com/HFTinc

From their FB

Buy donuts every Friday from 8am-4pm and Saturday 8am-3pm, located at 25 Industrial Drive, Almonte, ON

Dec 26, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Robber no match for the owner of Barberians this morning...

He was carrying it between his two shops (the restaurant and the sandwich place) but I agree I am sure he won't carrying it like that again. If he did this on a regular basis maybe the guy was just waiting for the opportunity. It it was in a bag or envelope maybe it wouldn't have been so obvious. Not blaming the victim but still....

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - October to December

I ended up getting some a few weeks back from the etonicoke location. Great product. I hope they release more flavours and start carrying at more locations.

Dec 22, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Oakville Favourites

Not sure of other Vietnamese spots in Oakville but the pierogi place on Wyecroft Rd. (between 3rd and Bronte) has now changed to a Vietnamese spot serving Banh Mi and specials (including pho on certain days).

http://www.bbanhmi.com/

Definitely a much better option than the last spot. I went maybe 2 times the whole time it was around but I have now been to this spot three times. I still prefer Banh Mi Boys if I am in Toronto but this place is pretty good. The chicken pho was great. I liked how they packed it for takeout too (separate components) and the ingredients were of higher quality. The owner is really friendly too. Hope this business does well and they continue to introduce new specials/different sandwiches.

BTW, it is only open during the week (limited breakfast and then lunch and closed at 4pm.

Dec 21, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Camp 31 BBQ.....Paris, Ontario (Not So Great)

Yeah. I agree. Now that I have had good BBQ in the USA (not even in the south) I won't bother going back to Camp 31 and would put it on the "most overrated CH list"

Dec 14, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurants and Food Store OPENINGS - Part II

Second Cup has rebranded/remodeled their King/John location. Sounds like the first of more to come.

http://www.blogto.com/cafes/second-cu...

Dec 12, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)