Category: Food

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…)

Winterlicious at BATCH

 

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I love being pleasantly surprised. Who doesn’t? I went out for Winterlicious lunch with my coworkers to a nearby brew pub. I had heard good things about it, and when I saw that they were participating in Winterlicious with a 3 course lunch for $18, I knew I had to go.

Batch looks unassuming from the outside, but is actually huge. They brew their own beer and it also looks like the serve up a great brunch. Our lunch came quickly, which we appreciated!

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It was a tough decision for me, but I chose the Beer and potato soup instead of the housemade pretzel. (more…)

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