Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Enjoy the Prairie Bistro (CLOSED)

Potato, dill and leak soup
The humans decided that they needed to find a way to make it to Prairie Bistro at The Enjoy Centre in St Albert. So one sunny this past fall, we paid a visit and are glad we did. Although located quite a ways from Edmonton, this restaurant is in a beautiful space. Large, spacious, open, and bright the dining room is a sight of it's own.We were there right when they opened for lunch and although their menu is small, all of the items looked enticing.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Beguiling Battistas

Spicy Italian
Battista's Calzone Company has been a name repeated time and time again as the go to lunch place on Twitter. Once pal @thepolishviking became involved with the business, I knew I had to visit. Located on 118 Avenue, you can't miss the bright purple building that sets itself apart from the rest of the buildings surrounding it. It calls out for people to come in and find out what's inside, a calzone haven that will capture your heart upon first bite.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival

I'm the Media!
This post is a few weeks late, but it took a bit of reflection to decide how I would approach this post.

Although I had heard about the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival and knew it was coming for some time, I hasn't originally intended on going. Mainly as it seemed to be a rather pricey way to taste wine because you have to pay to both enter the festival ($18-30), as well as for sampling coupons ($0.50/each). However, the lovely @michpetersjones (of Food, Football and a Baby) asked if I wanted to go with her. Unbeknownst to me, the festival was offering free tickets to food bloggers to attend their industry event. Basically, media, bloggers and those in food and wine industry could attend for free, and receive $20 worth of sampling coupons if they showed up before 4pm on opening day. How is a bovine to pass that kind of deal up?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Hot Pot of Asian at Ruby Dragon (CLOSED)

Ruby Dragon
Although I live insanely close to Ruby Dragon, we'd never had much occasion to go. The location had once been the longtime home of Chili Hot Hot, a very large, Chinese dim sum restaurant that the humans enjoyed. Since it's closing, it housed the short lived Kai Asian Grill. However, my entourage had a Groupon that would soon and took the opportunity to try it out.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Queen of Macarons, Mirabelle Macarons

Holy macarons!
Another obsession I have from Europe are macarons. My only experience with macarons prior to going to Europe included those from Duchess Bake Shop, which did not impress me at the time. Once I had been to Europe and tasted the epitome of macarons from Pierre Herme (refer to my Paris Chocolate and Pastry tour post), I became been obsessed!!!  Although maybe not as obsessed as I am with  scones and clotted creme.
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