www.citybites.ca The first round of Citybites Food & Wine Experience was a success in the bright social space of The Market Kitchen. The culinary host of the evening was Chef Anthony Walsh of Canoe, with wineries from Ontario providing the liquid companions to dishes focusing around whitefish.
Unit #3-5, 9590 McCowan Road, Toronto ON416-298-2228www.babudelivery.caMapApprox $20 per person Local Food? few local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? n/a LunchMon to Sun: 5am to midnightDelivery availableTakeout only For almost 20 years, Babu has been an institution of Tamil food in Scarborough. A well-oiled take out machine that feeds and satisfies the largest population of Tamils in the…
www.fromagesileauxgrues.com There are moments when complexity can be overwhelming and unnecessary. Setting aside the obsession for wild pairings and roller coaster rides of taste — I settle back with something pure and simple.
In an effort to promote more locally produced cheeses, I’m going to put more focus on products from Ontario and Quebec. We have top quality products made locally like — Le Baluchon — incredibly versatile and tasty.
This week, I picked a versatile cheese that takes you on a tasting journey as it passes each stage of the aging process. Sheep’s milk cheese from Corsica that leaves you with herbal notes long after your first bite.
www.crfa.ca What is the CRFA event? In an effort to leverage the attributes of both the Canadian Food & Beverage Show and HostEX from previous years, The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association has created a large buying forum for the food and hospitality industry. Here are some of my highlights from the show today.
www.chrischeesemongers.com Sometimes you have to relinquish control and let someone take you on a ride. The right cheese monger can be your tour guide. This week > Sheep’s milk cheese from the expert shepherds in Pays Basque, France.
Fromagerie La Station I’ve found an instant favourite in a raw cow’s milk cheese from Quebec. A winner in categories ‘Best organic cheese’ and ‘Washed-rind cheese’ at the 2008 Quebec Fine Cheese contest.