Friday, March 7, 2014
(Cured Salmon in Brennivin)
If you haven't figured it out already, Edmonton has been hosting Taste of Iceland this week (March 5-8) with various events showcasing Iceland's food and music. The celebration kicks off Icelandair's new nonstop service between Edmonton and Reykjavík.
(Harðfiskur- Icelandic dried fish and deep-fried crispy balls of cod & potatoes)
I had the pleasure of attending Taste of Iceland's food celebration featuring Icelandic Chef Hákon Már Örvarsson working with Chef Shonn, of Characters Fine Dining, to showcase Nordic cuisine
(Lumpfish caviar and free-range Icelandic lamb with glazed root vegetables)
As one would guess with Iceland being an island, Icelandic cuisine has plenty of fish. Lamb and dairy are also important in the cuisine. I learned an interesting fact: sheep outnumber people 3 to 1 in Iceland!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Are you a Food and/or Beverage Blogger here in good ole Edmonton? Do you read your fellow foodies' blogs or have seen them pass by at events but never really met or chatted with them?
Now's your chance!
Now's your chance!
Monday, March 3, 2014
I really mean it. I really am missing Summer and warmer temperatures.
It feels like it was so long ago. And it feels like it's so far away still.
I would love to see a beautiful tomato plant in my garden. I miss that smell of a freshly picked tomato, something that I rarely smell from grocery store tomatoes.
Just a little while longer peeps. Hold on. Just a little while longer.
Labels: photo porn
Saturday, March 1, 2014
It has the smell of new as you walk through the doors, everything shiny and aglow. I had no idea that Mayfield Inn had become a DoubleTree by Hilton until I received an invite to a pre-tasting to showcase the new Stages Kitchen & Bar, located within the hotel.
But what about the dinner theatre, I asked, worried about the name being changed. Not to worry, Mayfield Dinner Theatre has not undergone a name change. I was happy to hear that the retained the name as it is very much an institution within the city.
Friday, February 21, 2014