The Tomato

Mar 1 2017

What were the best things to eat and drink in Edmonton in 2016? Find out if your fave made the list in the new March/April issue. On stands this week.

high school culinary stars

There are still a few tix available for the High School Culinary Challenge Awards Dinner, 6pm, March 6, Hall D, Shaw Conference Centre. The dinner celebrates the 51 students who took part in the challenge February 5. Three will win full scholarships to NAIT’s Culinary Arts program and the opportunity to apprentice with Edmonton’s top chefs. Tickets, $35 each or $245 for a table of eight,, or call 780-983-7505.

cook like an italian

Explore Italian classics with a North American twist at Kitchen by Brad. Learn to make fresh tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce, fluffy and light potato gnocchi, vegetable sides (contorni), classic Sunday gravy and a chocolate and cherry tiramisu. Two classes to choose from: Saturday, March 4, 12:30pm or Tuesday, March 7, 6:30pm. Tickets are $145/person, plus GST, which includes food and wine/beverage pairings and all the recipes. Email or call 780-757-7704 to book.

dine downtown march 10-19

Check out a new spot or visit an old favourite during Downtown Dining Week, March 10-19. Enjoy a variety of two-course lunches ($15), three-course dinners ($28), or executive dinners ($45) at several downtown dining spots including the Cavern, Chateau Lacombe, De Dutch, Hardware Grill and The Marc. Visit for all the menus.

taste with the experts at northern lands

Northern Lands has a startling array of seminars and wine tastings scheduled May 2-6. Here’s a sneak peek of three that we’re excited about.

Mythbusters: Who says you can’t pair wine with
What to drink with Indian, Central American, Mexican Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Malaysian food? With chefs Vikram Vij and Eric Hanson.

Wine & Health: What about sulphites? What about sugar? Are organic or natural wines better for you? Is red wine really good for your heart? Learn the truths, myths and maybes when it comes to the health benefits of wine from two Harvard-trained writers/ physicians/wine lovers, Doctors Ian D’Agata and Michael Apstein.

Aged Riesling: Why it’s so F’in’ Good!
Don’t miss this panel with some of the most accomplished Riesling producers in the country: David Paterson, Tantalus, Rhys Pender MW, Little Farm, Charles Baker, Charles Baker Wines and Tom Pennachetti of Cave Spring Cellars, especially if you are under the impression that Riesling is ho-hum. Moderator: Ian D’Agata.

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