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Tasting Notes | Chef Exchange: Rush and Splendido

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Chef Exchange Rush and Splendido/”/] The Concept What happens when two chefs who have known each other for more than a decade decide to embark on their very own restaurant exchange? Well, fun and playfulness ensue. CSL was invited to Chef Victor Barry (Splendido Toronto) and Chef Justin Leboe’s (Rush, Calgary) very own chef
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Tasting Notes | Chefs Table at Kensington Riverside Inn

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/2010 Chefs Table at Kensington Riverside Inn/”/] Chefs Table: The New Chef Chefs table was alive with a full house on Saturday February 20 for CSL’s dinner with new Executive chef Jeff Park.  Formerly a chef at Araxi in Whistler, Park’s seamless transition is proof of his talent ( as a side note, according
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Tasting Notes | Creations: Edmonton

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/2010 Creations Edmonton/”/] The Chef Chef Micheal Laird, a NAIT graduate, has worked at several Sawridge properties and respects the philosophy of the company. “I love working for Sawridge. When I was working at Slave Lake I got to speak with the elders and I learned so much there– people sometimes don’t realize the
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Tasting Notes | Lunch at Taste in Calgary

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/2009 Lunch at Taste in Calgary/”/] Spiced Almonds These almonds should come with a warning- all in one sweet, spicy and delicately salty.  If you’ve ever tried to make these spiced nuts for yourself it can be a slight challenge.  If your caramel is below temperature, your spiced nuts will be chewy- too high
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Tasting Notes | Mala Ocean Tavern

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Mala Ocean Tavern/”/]   The Restaurant Mark Ellman, originally from California, first opened Maui Tacos in the late 1990’s with great success. Describing his food as “just off the beaten path,” Ellman delights in “the pleasure of the customers. I love the industry and its characters.” Lisa Chappel, general manager at the restaurant, who has
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Tasting Notes | Dinner at Rush 2009

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/2009 Dinner at Rush /”/] Conde de Caralt Cava and Strawberry fizz spoon Do you remember elementary school recess when some kid inevitably had a stash of candy from 7-11 to share with friends? Executive Chef Leboe’s grown up version- a fizzy strawberry and cream spoon explodes in the mouth with the Cava. Too
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Tasting Notes | Cassis Monna et Filles

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Cassis Monna Et Filles/”/] 721, chemin Royal, Saint-Pierre, ĂŽle d’OrlĂ©ans, Quebec www.cassismonna.com Read more from our article on Quebec and the producers in the Fall 2009 issue of City Style and Living magazine.  


Tasting Notes | Boudoir

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Boudoir/”/] The Restaurant “Couples are sitting outside on the patio, inside, Moroccan lamps, Buddha statues in the gaming area, and long bar give Boudoir Lounge immediate visual appeal. Gilbert Tourville, the owner, introduces himself. He explains the origins of the striking focal point of Boudoir that we have been eyeing. “I bought this church
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Tasting Notes | Lunch at Teatro

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/2009 Lunch at Teatro/”/]   Teatro 200 8 Avenue SE 403.290.1012 www.teatro-rest.com To view a full article on Teatro see the Spring 2008 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.


Tasting Notes | Chef Tasting Menu at Laurie Raphael in Quebec City

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/2009 Chef Tasting Menu at Laurie Raphael in Quebec City/”/] Our Welcome What a treat to be personally cooked for by Chef Daniel Vezina at his signature restaurant Laurie Raphael. We were persuaded to order the chef tasting menu. The atmosphere is convivial and warm against a neutral background (with quirky pops of personality).
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