April 2

iconoclastJoin D’elle Event & Design and Culina Catering for the grand opening of the event space at Iconoclast; delish nibbles, food, bubbles, great beats and gorgeous decor, Saturday May 3, 7 pm.

Tickets are free, book here.

Visit Iconoclast Koffie Huis (11807B 105 Avenue) for an amazing mocha at the espresso bar. We love the industrial space constructed from found materials; the espresso counter from gym benches, the base from wood pallets and coffee bean bags, and the old church basement chairs to sit on. The 150-seat event space in the back of the building can be booked, with catering by Culina’s Brad Lazarenko and Revel Events.


Enjoy live jazz, specialty cocktails and half-priced wines on Tuesdays from 5:30 pm. during Tieless Tuesdays at La Ronde in the Chateau Lacombe (10111 Bellamy Hill, 780-428-6611.

Who says beans are boring or that chickpeas lack cachet?

Not in this video. Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) fourth-year food science students created the Pulse Pop from chickpeas, black beans, peanut butter, peanuts cocoa and pecans, and garnered the top spot in the Mission ImPULSEible provincial competition. The team takes the Pulse Pops to nationals in Saskatoon in July. Along with prize-winning pulse treats on a stick, the students came up with a caffeine donut and chia jam.

John Schneider of Gold Forest Grains is the keynote speaker at Eat Alberta, the workshop-style one-day event with tastings, presentations and demos highlighting Alberta foods and producers. Talk about cider with Allan Suddaby; learn to cut up a chicken with Drift Food Truck’s Devin Fenske; or make basic biscuits with Erica Vliegenthart, head baker, District Coffee Company.

At NAIT, April 26, there are a few tickets left: $150.

Missed the lunch? Can’t get enough Lynn Crawford?

Check out NAIT’s You Tube channel for more of this iconic chef.


Join the Mediation & Restorative Justice Society at La Cite Francophone for an evening of wine, cheese, entertainment and great info. The featured speaker is Anna Robinson along with sommelier Rosanne Winter Repchuk, music by Angela Healey;6:30 pm, April 10. Tickets: $25, 780-423-0896.

Aligra Wines & Spirits (#1423, Phase III, West Edmonton Mall, 780-483-1083, events: Taste the Best of British Columbia at the Edmonton Petroleum Club, April 29. The second annual Tequilafest presents tequila master Eric Lorenz at the Edmonton Petroleum Club on May 2. Call Aligra for the most up to date ticket info.

Love Local Wine & Cheese Fundraiser for Fruits of Sherbrooke, Saturday May 3 at Giovanni Music (10528 Mayfield Road), 7 pm-10 pm. Enjoy Alberta cheeses from Lacombe’s Sylvan Star and Kiskoty’s the Cheesiry, along with Quebec selections from the Cavern. Dave Barr from Barr Estate will be on hand to talk about and taste the wines of his family’s fruit winery near Sherwood Park. <bFruits of Sherbrooke will unveil their Limited Edition Jam Club, made from local fruits in short supply, such as plums, apricots, hascaps, gooseberries. Most importantly the evening will raise funds to help Fruits of Sherbrooke carry on rescuing fruits and veg from the city’s back yards and farmers market leftovers. Tickets: $55 in advance, $75 at the door • 780-244-0129.