The Tomato

October 28 2016

gold medal chefs create gold medal plates

Chef Eric Hanson (Prairie Noodle Shop) took top spot at Gold Medal Plates with a Nordic-inspired spot prawn poached in a smoky sturgeon broth. Chef Doreen Prei (Get Cooking) took silver with impeccable pan-seared Icelandic salmon and Shane Chartrand (Sage) silver with his gorgeous ode to the Haida Gwai called Charcoal and Smoke. The combo of chefs, Olympic athletes and Canadian musical talent raises funds for the Canadian Olympic Foundation — over $11 million so far. Chef Hanson now vies for top spot at the Canadian Culinary Championships (CCC) in Kelowna, February 3-4. For info and tix: http://goldmedalplates.com. Find the full story of the spectacular night in the November December issue of the Tomato.

Shane Chartrand’s Charcoal and Smoke

Shane Chartrand’s Charcoal and Smoke

vino italiano

Bar Bricco (10347 Jasper Avenue, 780-424-5588, barbricco.com) starts a series of Winemaker Tastings with central Italian (Cortona) producer Tenimenti D’Alessandro, Tuesday, November 1 and Franz Haas from the Alto Adige on Wednesday, November 9. Email info@barbricco.com for tickets.

photo courtesy Tenimenti D’Alessandro

photo courtesy Tenimenti D’Alessandro

cheese please

Learn how to make a killer cheese board at The Cavern Cheese School (10169 104 Street, 780-455-1336, thecavern.ca). The November classes focus on creating sublime cheese and wine pairings. Two dates: Sunday, November 6 and Sunday, November 20 from 2-4pm, $75/pp. Call to book.

photo courtesy The Cavern

photo courtesy The Cavern

hendry wine dinner

Don’t miss a chance to chat with Mike Henry of Napa’s Hendry Ranch Winery at a wine tasting and casual dinner Monday, November 7, at The Glass Monkey (5842 111 Street, Lendrum Shopping Centre, 780-760-2228, theglassmonkey.ca). We love the price, only $59/pp, contact janine@theglassmonkey.ca to book.

photo courtesy Hendry Ranch

photo courtesy Hendry Ranch

wow, five years already!

Congratulations. Help Rosario and Lisa Caputo celebrate five years of great Italian food at the Cibo 5th Anniversary Dinner, Monday, November 7. Enjoy five courses with five wines inspired by their recent trip to Northern Italy. Tix $155/pp, https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cibo-bistro-celebrates-5-years-tickets-28515557801?aff=ehomecard

cibodinner

women in agriculture rock

Are you a woman in agriculture? Learn more about the new Women in Agriculture group during a networking event at Farmfair International (FFI), Thursday, November 10, 7:30pm, International AgBusiness Centre (Room 202). RSVP to bobbi@cheesecakecafe.ca. Nibbles by Fife N Dekel and there is a cash bar.

do it for the kids

Nineteen St. Albert 150 Bellerose Drive, St. Albert, 780-569-1819, dinenineteen.com) presents the November Festival of Food in support of the High School Culinary Challenge, 6pm, Monday, November 14. A stand-up cocktail reception in the lounge is followed by a four-course dinner by chefs Andrew Fung and Rino Lam. Tix $100/pp, https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nineteens-november-festival-of-food-tickets-28542443216?aff=ehomecard.

it takes a province

The Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance (ACTA) has garnered a Travel Alberta Alto Award in Collaborative Tourism for Cook it Raw, the international gathering of chefs held in spring and fall 2015. ACTA put together a hardworking group of partners in hospitality, tourism, parks and recreation to pull off this extraordinary event last year. More in our January/February issue; in the meantime check out these videos: http://www.albertaculinary.com/cookitraw/galleries/

Chef Blair Lebsack of Rge Rd during cook it raw photo by Mary Bailey

Chef Blair Lebsack of Rge Rd during cook it raw photo by Mary Bailey

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