Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 11:21 pm

Food Notes for April 28, 2014

It was a pretty food-full weekend, with our fourth Eat Alberta taking place on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who took part; I hope to write a full recap soon. On to this week’s food notes:

  • The oldest greenhouse in the Edmonton area, Wallish Greenhouses in Strathcona County, is throwing a party on May 3, 2014 their 95th anniversary.
  • Toast Catering in the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market is hosting a 3-course Mother’s Day brunch at the Market, with two seatings at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Tickets are $65.
  • Phil has another YEG Burger Odyssey post up, this time pitting the burgers of a Fort Saskatchewan diner against that of Rockin’ Robyn.
  • There’s a great piece about the Century Hospitality Group in this month’s TechLife magazine.
  • Vue Weekly explores the rationale behind restaurant wine prices.
  • Is it true? Calgary is envious of Edmonton for a change? This Calgary journalist wonders why there are no weekend farmers’ markets in downtown Calgary, when Edmonton will have not one, but two this summer.
  • The Eat Alberta committee met up at The Manor for a post-event supper. They were able to accommodate us in a private room on a second floor, so we were able to meet (and eat) to our heart’s content. I also quite enjoyed the schnitzel that I ordered.

Manor Bistro

Schnitzel from The Manor

  • Mack and I took in the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts tonight. It was one of the best I’ve seen yet – a tight set, and some wonderful performers. Though I will always have a soft spot for Sugar Swing, Ariane Mahryke Lemire took my breath away, even though I couldn’t understand the words to her French song. We ended the night with some tastes from Elm Café – I devoured the vegetarian crostini!

Mayor's Celebration of the Arts

Ariane Mahryke Lemire (loved the animated Jason Blower backdrop, too!)

Elm Cafe

Tastes from Elm Cafe