By Courtney Shea of Toronto Life The latest apps: the holiday season’s best appetizers This December, caterers are culling from the classics to create familiar hors d’oeuvre with a twist. Here, the most stylish and sumptuous small bites. Mac-and-cheese Chef Evan Wright’s haute iteration combines pasta, house-cured bacon and sharp old cheddar. It was a […]
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Luminato was so great this year, I’m still thinking about it, even thought we wrapped it up over a month and a half ago. The first year, at the Distillery, was fantastic, but the organizers topped their best efforts this year. We had a little bottleneck situation with ticket sales, but luckily, organizers sorted that […]
Spending five days in Montreal cooking at Pullman Restaurant with Torito Chef Carlos Hernandez was exciting enough, but that pleasure only skimmed the surface of our time there. There was so much more. Pullman’s Executive Chef Eric Dupuis and Carlos Hernandez The Wine and Dine portion of Montreal’s Festival of Lights also hosted a delegation […]
This is how I learned about Pilar coming to town, which is exciting in itself. I got a call from Andrew Gardner, my old friend from my days at Xango, whoâ€™s now part of the management team at Reds Bistro. He and Reds Chef Michael Steh, invited me to come and talk to them about […]
Posted in Uncategorized on December 24th, 2006 Comments Off on On the hunt for pan de jamon, hallacas and ronsito.
Yesterday I spoke to my sister Adriana in Venezuela. I miss my family so much this year that Iâ€™m dreaming about the last time we spent Christmas together. We had a grand Christmas dinner and I was in heaven. My mother and sister made 300 hallacas for family and friends. The fillings depend on whoâ€™s […]
SABROSITO, like most evocative words, has a meaning beyond its literal translation from Spanish. To get to the spirit of what Sabrosito really means, one would say: “Mmm. Wow. That’s good.” SABROSITO is Cordon Bleu Chef Carlos Fuenmayor. Carlos specializes in small in-home parties of up to 20 people, for personal or business entertaining and […]