The Tomato

Sept 28 2016

say bonjour to the new look

Check out the spacious new look at Bonjour Bakery (8608 – 99 Street, 780-433-5924), all the better for a more comfortable Saturday line up. We’ll be bringing news about their brand- spanking new mill in the next issue.

love wine?

Want to tell your chenins from your chards? Or learn why some wines taste like vanilla and others like butter? Start your wine education journey and learn to taste like a pro in a WSET Level 1 Foundation one-day intensive class, Saturday, October 15. Wine Spirit Education Trust (WSET) programs, considered the gold standard in effective wine education, are taught in 58 countries. Call Angela, 1-888-988-8009, email alandon@aii.edu or visit http://www.winecollege.ca/ to register.

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cooking at the pan tree

The Pan Tree (#550, 220 Lakeland Drive, Sherwood Park, 780-464-4631, thepantree.ca) has an amazing demonstration kitchen that will be put to good use this fall. Highlights include September 28; Adobos and Moles with chef Alvarez; October 11, Sausage with chef Toll; October 18, It’s Pizza Time with chef Cherwoniak.

oktoberfest is this weekend

Edmonton Oktoberfest, September 30 and October 1 at the Northlands Expo Centre, features local craft and authentic Bavarian brews, delicious beer-friendly food, festive Oktoberfest music from the German Knights Band, dancers and games, For free tix: tweet @tomatofooddrink with the tag #yegoctoberfest. http://albertabeerfestivals.com/

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wine and bugs

The Edmonton Valley Zoo has partnered with the Royal Alberta Museum on a series of talks called Wine & Wildlife. Awesome Invertebrates with bug expert Pete Heule is on October 4. Enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers. Tickets, $50. To register: https://www.evensi.ca/awesome-invertebrates-valley-zoo-development-society/182385630

tasting at hicks

Check out the fun and informal tastings at Hicks Fine Wines (109-150 Bellerose Drive, St. Albert, 780-569-5000, hicksfinewines.com) beginning Thursday, October 6 with a Taylor Fladgate Port Tasting, six ports from the iconic producer, 7pm, $40 and on Thursday October 20, Penfolds Tasting, 7pm, $30. Enjoy the bar pour Fridays from 3pm-6pm and Saturdays from 2pm-5 pm starting September 9.

Barrels at Taylor’s port house in Vila Nova de Gaia Getty image

Barrels at Taylor’s port house in Vila Nova de Gaia
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what to wear and carry in the wild

Knifewear, our favourite spot for cool knives and shaving gear opens the pop-up shop From the Wild in November, in partnership with wild-living expert Kevin Kossowan. Up the game on your everyday carry and be ready for winter camping with groovy field-tested gear for all-season fishing, cooking equipment, hunting knives, axes, Swedish outdoor wear, merino wool underwear and trekking foods from Jeff Senger. Owner Kevin Kent calls the collection “a curated outdoor box store.” Find it at the back of Kent of Inglewood (10816 Whyte Avenue, 780-761-0305, http://kentofinglewood.com) in November and December.

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