Category: Food

Braiseryy

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Every so often, I get an even invitation that’s outside of my regular hood, but the invite sounds so tempting that I can’t resist! In this case, I trekked out to Etobicoke (okay, it’s really not that far but feels far coming from the east end!) to attend a dinner for Braiseryy. I was so glad that I did, because it was delicious, and I’ll definitely be visiting it again! (more…)

Dinner at Fabbrica

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I love Shops at Don Mills, because it’s where I go when I want to be around great restaurants and do some shopping..but without going downtown.

Fabbrica is one of the oldest restaurants in the Shops. I’ve watched new restaurants come and go (I’m talking to you, P.F Chang) but Fabbrica hasn’t faltered. (more…)

Paramount Liberty Village Tasting

When I heard that one of my favourite restaurants Paramount Fine Foods at Liberty Village was having a tasting, there was no way I couldn’t be there! With items like their famous hummus, manakeesh, and flavourful wraps, Paramount has a variety of Middle eastern flavours to satisfy every palate.

For the appetizer, I got my favourite item on the menu which is quite new, the Yalla Special, a dish with fries, topped with chicken shawarma, garlic sauce, and tahini sauce. All of the flavours combined make for the ultimate Lebanese poutine (minus the cheese).

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KFC Cooking Class

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One morning I spent the morning making one of my favourite dishes, fried chicken!
KFC invited me to learn how to make their famous fried chicken! Quirky Chef Bob Blumer was the host for the day, assisting the chefs with some of the duties. Since KFC’s service is usually so fast, and is categorized as fast food, you wouldn’t think that so many steps would be put into each dish.

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Goose Island Gillian: A complex beer for wine lovers

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I’m usually not a beer lover, but I’ve found the first beer that I can say that I love! Gillian is Belgian style farmhouse ale for wine lovers. This sour ale is brewed by Goose Island and it’s only available as of today at the LCBO Summerhill location or online!

So, what makes this beer so special? Like wine, Gillian is aged. Gillian starts as a farmhouse ale that is then put in a barrel with 40 pounds of fresh local strawberries from a family farm in Michigan and Belgian wild yeast. The beer goes through a second fermentation in the barrel for 2 weeks, and then rests for 2 months in neutralized red wine barrels. (more…)

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