Wednesday, September 28, 2011

An Amoozing Afternoon Tea at Claridges (London)

Champagne and finger sandwiches
Apologies, but this post is severely overdue. We were in London in the fall of 2010 and feeling nostalgic, we thought we would post this review now.

When one thinks of afternoon tea, it conjures up an image of older, blue haired women, dressed in finery and large hats, sipping tea from bone china cups, with their pinkies pointed up. As well, there is the thought of the obligatory, dainty, crustless cucumber sandwiches. A practice developed by the British Empire as a light snack taken mid afternoon, it's progressed from being a daily tradition in all households to an occasional treat offered in some hotels, cafes and tea shops.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Annibearsary Dinner To Remember

Bacon jam
For my humans first wedding annibearsary (ie. anniversary), they went to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and although they'd had good experiences previously, left sorely disappointed.

To avoid this downer on such a special occasion a second time, I took matters into my own hooves  and sent a question into the Twitterverse to see where they should go. Chef Andrew Cowan graciously stepped forth to make them a 2nd anniversary meal they would not forget. I will admit that I do gush quite a bit about Chef Cowan's cooking, but it's only because he is my favorite Chef in #yeg. If you put yourself in his capable hands and let his imagination run wild, he will not disappoint.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bubble Buzz Bust (CLOSED)

Bubble Buzz
I'll preface this post by saying that I am a bovine who cannot fathom in this day and age why anyone would want to Westernize any type of ethnic food. Considering that many people these days living in large cities who go out to eat regularly have likely been exposed to different cultures through food and travel, generally rejoice when a truly authentic restaurant opens up. Take Tres Carnales for example, after years of enduring Tex-Mex places such as Taco Time, Taco Bell and Julio's Barrio, Edmontonians now flock to Tres Carnales in hoards, keeping it at the number one talked about place in Edmonton on UrbanSpoon for quite some time now.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Ultimate Test of Coronary Fitness - International Bacon Day

The 2nd YEG Bacon Day Dinner was hosted at Lux Steakhouse by @zoomjer. The first ever YEGBaconCamp was last year and featured a bacon ice cream showdown between Chef Shufelt and Chef Cowan, with Chef Cowan emerging as the victor.

Chef Cowan's winning Bacon Ice Cream 2010
Chef Shufelt's Bacon Ice Cream 2010
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