Category: Food & Drink
|June 8, 2019||Filled under Food & Drink||
What: With plant-based eating steadily on the rise, together with Canada’s new Food Guide encouraging more Canadians to eat plant-based, there’s great appetite for new and tasty plant-based foods. Beginning this month, the Lightlife® Burger (from Lightlife – the original plant-based pioneers founded in 1979) is now available at all 70 Kelseys restaurants across Canada.
About: The new burgers are featured as part of Kelseys core menu within the “Burly Burgers” section. New offerings include The Bourbon BBQ Lightlife Burger and The Roadhouse Lightlife Burger.
The burgers will also be making their debut during the Kelseys 3rd Annual Burger Festival, running now through July 14, 2019.
Bonus: The Lightlife Burger patties are made in Canada, contain 20 grams of protein and are free from GMOs, gluten and soy.
Where: Available at over 3,400 retail stores across Canada including Metro, Loblaws, Sobeys, Longo’s and Federated Coop. For more info visit www.lightlife.com www.kelseys.ca @LightlifeFoods @kelseysrestaurants @kelseys #lightlifeburger
|June 7, 2019||Filled under Food & Drink||
Where: The Bentway. Located under the Gardiner Expressway on the lands of Fort York National Historic Site, running from just east of the Fort York Visitor Centre (250 Fort York Blvd) to Bastion St.
When: Every Thursday, June 13 – August 22, 2019. One seating at 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: Pre-registration is requested at thebentway.ca/communal-table. Help ensure there is no food waste by reserving a spot in advance for $12. (Walk-ups welcome if there is availability). In the spirit of this program and The Bentway’s ‘Communitas’ Season, guests are asked to bring their own dishes and a non-perishable food item for donation to local shelters.
Details: The Bentway will host weekly communal dining opportunities curated by The Depanneur, a Toronto event space and innovative culinary talent showcase. Exploring Toronto’s diverse culinary traditions, the Communal Table is for friends and neighbours to come together, share a delicious meal, and make new friends!
Featuring a roster of local chefs with exciting culinary creations, each Communal Table experience offers a distinct menu, a friendly welcoming vibe, and live musical performances.
– June 13: The first Communal Table dinner is with Toronto chef Jamie Kennedy, a pioneer of sustainable gastronomy, and features a Farm-to-Table menu showcasing local produce from Ontario farmers.
– June 20: Ojibway chef Shawn Adler of Pow Wow Café presents a dinner menu to complement the 7th Annual Indigenous Arts Festival (at Fort York, June 18-23).
– June 27 and July 25: The Newcomer Kitchen, initially founded at The Depanneur in 2016 to provide a social and economic opportunity for Syrian refugee women, quickly became a hub for the women to meet, create a community, and make home-cooked meals together. The women of Newcomer Kitchen will host two dinners at the Communal Table, serving a selection of traditional Syrian home cooking.
– July 4 and August 1: Both of the Paella Nights, with chef José Arato of Pimentón Spanish and Mediterranean Fine Food, will feature a giant paella prepared onsite, along with a selection of tapas, accompanied by a Flamenco performance.
– July 11 and August 8: Filipino chef Erwin Joaquin of Big E Hawaiian Grinds, will host two Pinoy Kamayan Dinners at the Communal Table. A Filipino feast consisting of meat, seafood, garlic rice and more is served on banana leaves and eaten by hand.
– July 18 and August 15: Chef Tsewang Chodon of TC’s Tibetan Momo will prepare traditional Tibetan and Himalayan cuisine, including her own handmade Momos, a south Asian dumpling native to Tibet, made from local ingredients.
– August 22: The final Communal Table of the season is another Farm-to-Table meal, from rebel chef Greg Couillard who shook up Toronto dining in the 80s, with a menu full of Caribbean flavours including his famous Jump-Up soup inspired by the first Caribana parade in 1967.
|May 24, 2019||Filled under Food & Drink||
What: Hellmann’s is introducing three new sauces for summer. Twists on classic condiments, these sauces offer new and exciting flavour inspirations to help you elevate your weekday meals and grilling experiences!
About: Hellmann’s Classic Burger Sauce delivers a creamy and tangy taste combined with bits of pickle relish. Accented with subtle hints of garlic and paprika, this sauce not only elevates your burger, but brings flavor excitement to any dish.
Hellmann’s Spicy Paprika Frites Sauce brings a hint of chili heat that’s delicious for dipping fries and other sides.
Hellmann’s Spicy Gochujang Dipping Sauce has a red Korean chili heat that’s sweet with a bit of heat. Be bold and spice up your everyday meals from burgers, barbecued meats, cauliflower steaks, tofu and so much more.
Bonus: Packed in convenient 325ml squeeze bottles, they’re a tasty sidekick for backyard barbecues, cottage weekends and neighbourhood cookouts.
Cost: The new Hellmann’s sauces can be found throughout the summer at Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys, Save On Foods and Walmart locations, retailing for suggested retail price of $3.99
|May 6, 2019||Filled under Food & Drink||
Where: The Halifax Club, 682 Hollis St, Halifax
When: May 13, 2019 @ 6pm
Cost: General Admission is $65 (+ Service + Processing Fees + HST). Discount Ticket for two events – Made with Love National Finals + Drink Atlantic cocktail festival – is $77.21 (+ Service + Processing Fees + HST). One ticket, two amazing cocktail-inspired events! Only 200 tickets available for this event. All tickets include access to all the cocktail creations, and a few hors d’oeuvres. Guests will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite! To purchase visit www.facebook.com/enjoymadewithlove/ *19+ // Non-refundable*
Details: The 2018-2019 tour of Made with Love, the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada, comes to its end with the ultimate and most spectacular stage of the competition – the National Finals. Halifax will be hosting the final event at The Halifax Club where the 10 finalists who seduced the public and the judges during the 5 Regional Finals across the country this year will be challenged in order to win the coveted title of MWL’s Best Bartender in Canada.
Every year, there is a unique challenge planned for the National Finals. This year will be no different. For this final challenge, which brings together Canada’s most passionate cocktail-makers, the event will take form in a 6-course liquid dinner, where guests will have the chance to savor all 10 cocktail creations by experimenting a gastronomic dinner… in cocktails! The finalist bartenders will have to create the best cocktail they can imagine by drawing upon one of the 6 different courses usually found in a gastronomic dinner – Hors d’oeuvre, Soup, Crudo, Meat, Cheese, Dessert.
Following the path of a traditional gastronomic dinner, guests will move from room to room in order to taste and discover the 10 cocktail creations, starting with the Hors d’oeuvre and finishing with the dessert. Judges will also walk around the halls of the beautiful Halifax Club to live the same experience as the audience. The finalist with the most points will win the title of MWL’s Best Bartender in Canada, along with the first choice on our affiliated trips.
Judges’ Choice: Kevin Gaffney – Le Sam, Bistro Evolutif
Public’s Choice: Luc Pouliot – TBC
Judges’ Choice: Thomas Yeo – TBC
Public’s Choice: Andrew Keyes – Lot Six Bar & Restaurant
Judges’ Choice: Alexandre Lindsay – Bar le Jockey
Public’s Choice: Jérémie Dussault – TBC
Judges’ Choice: Quintana Taylor – Eldorado Taco
Public’s Choice: Matt Azevedo – ati Ottawa
Judges’ Choice: Mpilo Ferreira – Bar Sazerac
Public’s Choice: Derick Dubblestyne – Antler
The Made with Love 2018-2019 finalists will give all they have this May 13 to win the coveted title of MWL’s Best Bartender in Canada, and get to choose one of these 10 trips: 2 trips to Italy with Campari ; 2 trips to Nicaragua with Flor de Cana ; 2 trips in New-Orleans with Sazerac; 2 trips to Kentucky (USA) with Woodford Reserve ; 2 trips with Made with Love.
|April 9, 2019||Filled under Food & Drink||
For its 10th edition in Toronto, Made With Love highlighted the talent of the region’s best bartenders! This Monday, 16 audacious barchefs competed to offer the ultimate creation that would amaze the epicurean crowd. These regional finalists, who had been selected in the qualification round held in February, competed for the titles of Public’s Choice and Judge’s Choice in a truly festive and dynamic atmosphere.
Who were crowned the winners? For this very special edition in Toronto, Made With Love is proud to announce that Kyle Ferreira, representing Bar Sazerac won the Judge’s Choice award with his Flor de Caña-based cocktail, while Derick Dubblestyne, representing Antler, won the Public’s Choice award with his Woodford Reserve-based cocktail. This well-deserved victory will bring these two barchefs to compete against the best Canadian mixologists at the Made With Love finale in May 2019, where both finalists will try to bring home the title of Canada’s best barchef!
Official Competition Results
Judges’ Choice: 1. Kyle Ferreira – Bar Sazerac ; 2. Tyler Congdon – Bar Sazerac ; 3. Alex Lakusta – Miss Thing’s
Public’s Choice: 1. Derick Dubblestyne – Antler ; 2. Adam Karpowicz – The Broadview Hotel ; 3. John Y Ko – Marché Mövenpick Canada
Kyle Ferreira’s winning recipe:
Flambeaux at Midnight
Flor de Caña Gran Reserva
Strip Lime zest
Roasted cashew Bitters
Food pairing: Doubles – Bara, Chickpea Curry, Quick-pickled Cucumber relish, Tamarind sauce, Habanero-Lime Hot sauce
Derick Dubblestyne’s winning recipe:
Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Fresh lemon juice
Rhubarb & Chaga shrub
Wild blueberry syrup
Pure birch syrup
Cherry bark vanilla bitters
Garnish: Cedar, Wild blueberry & Chaga dust
Food Pairing: Waterfowl terrine, Confit duck legs, Duck Foie Gras, Pickled rhubarb on crostini