Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paris Chocolate and Pastry Tour = Delightful Discoveries!

4 lbs Artisan loaves of bread at Poilaine
If you're looking for something different than the usual tour of tourist attractions around Paris, I highly recommend doing a chocolate and pastry tour. We booked ours through Viator and went last fall (2010) with some friends of ours from Vancouver who were also in Paris at the time as we were.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

D'Lish(ious) Urban Kitchen (CLOSED)

Emeri Pink Moscato
The aptly named D'Lish Urban Kitchen and Wine Bar does not disappoint. We went on a Tuesday, which it turns out is 2 Finger Tuesdays at D'Lish (ie. 2 oz of wine for $2), a dangerous prospect for this wine loving bovine!  The beauty of this promotion is that it allows you to try a larger variety of wine than you otherwise would have. In fact, I opted to try 3 - a bright and fruity Emeri Pink Moscato from Australia, a slightly dry 2009 Enrique Foster Malbec from Argentina, and a fruity, full bodied and sweet 2010 Quail’s Gate Gewurztraminer from the Okanagan.Weighing in at only 11 oz myself, drinking half my body weight in wine made for an interesting evening...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Hat Resto Pub

The Hat Resto Pub
The Hat Resto Pub is a small little place on Jasper Avenue, apparently known for serving quick lunches to the downtown crowd. The interior of The Hat is filled with dark woods and a black wall dotted with protruding silver rain drops - many of which have either fallen or pulled off - leaving large spots of glue on the wall that they have yet to clean up. Upon entering on a bright, sunshiny day, you instantly feel the dark decor suck up any light pouring in from their front window, leaving you in a dim pub.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stalking The Bobbin

Executive Chef Tim Parsons
Another post a bit delayed! But I'm feeling nostaligic for my trip to London we took this time last year, so here it is.

We heard about The Bobbin from one of my best faux fur friends, Squeaky Oat Bear. His Uncle Tim is the Executive Chef of this London treasure.

We unintentionally arrived on quiz night and the pub was jam packed! But with clout on our side, they managed to squeeze us into their intimate yet warm dining area. We were even given a tour of the kitchen!
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