The Tomato

Mar 8 2017

win tickets to the tomato cooking stage

Come see Massimo Capra and your favourite local chefs on the Tomato cooking stage at the Edmonton Home and Garden Show March 23-26. Win tickets here:

happy monday

Monday just became a lot more fun. The Glass Monkey (5842 111 Street, 780-760-2228, offers all bottles of wine under $40 at half price and wines over $40 are $20 off. What’s not to like?

let them eat cake

Sugared & Spiced Baked Goods, home of the Cake Club, is opening a bakery in late spring/early summer. The address is 10330 Whyte Avenue, but the location is actually in an alley due south of the Old Strathcona Market. How fun is that? Sugared & Spiced had a successful Kickstarter year which helped finance their dream. Good stuff!

laissez les bons temps rouler

Tracy and Brad at Kitchen by Brad explore the food of New Orleans and Mardi Gras— learn to make jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish étoufée. Start with a pecan hummus and crab and artichoke dip and end with everybody’s favorite southern dessert, pecan tart. Three classes are available: Saturday, March 11, 12:30pm; Saturday, March 18, 12:30pm and Tuesday, March 21, 6:30pm. Classes are $145/p+, email or call 780-757-7704 to book.

san filippo wine dinner

Bündok (10228 104 Street, 780-420-0192, welcomes Roberto Giannelli, of Brunello producer San Filippo, for a winemakers dinner Wednesday, March 15, $150/p. To book:

bread pud at baijiu

We’re loving Baijiu’s casual vibe, terrific cocktails and small plates… and an amazing dessert? Yes! The bread pudding, made with pillowy milk buns, along with a dark and buttery caramel made savoury with miso and sesame seed, is the bomb.

sugar shack

Experience a French Canadian sugar shack at Café Bicyclette’s (8627 91 Street, 587-524-8090) long table dinners in a tent, with a menu of dishes from a variety of French-speaking cultures and countries, March 24, 25, 31 and April 1, 6 and 7. Not just any tent; think comfortable and heated outfitter tents with an urban rustic vibe. Tickets, $75/p+, reservations, 587-524-8090 or book on OpenTable.

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