The Tomato

May 10 2017

bündok is now open for lunch downtown

Bündok (10228 104 Street, 780-420-0192, is now open for lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Saturday brunch starts on the May long weekend. Yaay! That’s just about perfect for shoppers at the City Market Downtown on 104 Street, also opening on the May long.

Bündok’s chef/owner Ryan Hotchkiss
Roberto Martinez photo

chicken or egg?

Interested in chickens? Love your heritage eggs? The Poultry Research Centre is holding a public forum and panel discussion called Chickens: The Past, Present & Future during the Genetic Preservation Summit. Hear from a geneticist, a vet, an antibiotic resistance researcher and a chicken producer. Tickets.

long table dinner at the ukrainian cultural heritage village

Join chef Brad Smoliak for a dinner experience rich in local flavours and culinary history. The evening includes a tour about Red Fife wheat, cooking demos, a horse-drawn wagon ride and music. Saturday, May 27, $130/p, email or call 780-757-7704. Visit for tickets and travel info.

mother’s day!

La Ronde (Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill Road, 780-420-8366) offers a fun brunch (also in the Alberta Ballroom) for the whole family. Enjoy roving balloon artists, a colouring station and the family photo booth along with the generous buffet. Resos 780-420-8366.

XIX Nineteen Terwillegar (5940 Mullen Way, 780-395-1119) has a lavish buffet and St. Albert (104, 150 Bellerose Drive, 780-569-1819) offers a delicious á la carte menu. Visit to book.

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse (9929 109 Street, 780-756-7030) offers both lunch and dinner for the Mother’s Day Weekend with $7 mimosas and sangria at brunch.

Holt’s Cafe (2nd Floor Holt Renfrew, 10180 -101 Street) offers brunch on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. The special menu includes corn cakes with fennel sausage and sweet crepes with banana brûlée and passion fruit curd. Yes! Call 780-425-5300 ext. 62903 to book.

Juniper Bistro (9514 87 Street, 780-490-6799) is having a special High Tea from 2pm-4pm with sweet and savoury dishes and a complementary glass of bubbly. Reso are a must: Juniper plans something equally fun for Father’s Day; it will likely involve beer.

Vivo Ristorante Downtown (10505 106 Street, offers an Italian pranzo, a seven-course family-style lunch with fresh-baked breads and pastries, salads, charcuterie, pizza, their house-made pasta, a variety of choice meats and desserts and $5 mimosas. Seatings at 10am and 1pm on Sunday, May 14. No charge for the under 5 set, bring your own hi-chair or booster seat. Call 587-525-7500 for resos.

time to plant

Pick up your tomato, eggplant, peppers and other vegetable plants at Green & Gold Gardens annual sale Saturday, May 13, 10am to 1pm PM at the Poultry Research Centre, University of Alberta South Campus. Also herbs and flowers, all $4 each, cash only. Proceeds to the Tubahumurize program in Rwanda.

make like a hobbit

Learn all about mead, the honey-based beverage at the Meads in May tasting May 16 at 7pm at Aligra (1423 West Edmonton Mall, 780-483-1083). TIX: $30/p

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