I think I’m still recovering from Eat Alberta on Saturday (something I hope to write more about this week), but for the moment, I just want to thank everyone who participated, presented, and volunteered. On to this week’s food notes:
- The McCauley community is celebrating their second annual garden event, called Primavera on May 15, 2011 from 9am-3pm. It will offer tastes of Italy, including olive and bread sampling, but will also see sales of flowers and tomato plants. Check out the fun at the Santa Maria Goretti Centre (11050 90 Street).
- On a related note – the Muttart Conservatory’s popular bedding plant sale is scheduled for May 14 and 15.
- Telus has teamed up with Avenue Edmonton to offer some restaurant deals on Tuesdays in May at Murietta’s, Sabor Divino, Jack’s Grill and Parkallen. With the purchase of an entree, your appetizer and dessert are on the house!
- One of the most anticipated restaurants in Edmonton, La Poutine, finally opened today! Chris blogged about it here and Marianne here.
- I missed an article in last week’s Vue about one of my favourite places in Edmonton – Battista’s Calzones.
- The Callingwood Farmers’ Market kicked off their 2011 season on May 1! They are open rain or shine from May to October on Wednesdays from 2p.m. – 7p.m. and Sundays from 10a.m. – 3p.m.
- Did you know that EnSante is rebranding? Look for their wine under the label Fruit Salad in the weeks to come.
- On my hit list the next time I’m in Calgary: Jelly Modern Doughnuts. Maple bacon doughnuts? Made with local ingredients? Yes, please.
- Could it be? Should it be? Eater has rumors about Top Chef: The Musical.
- This is a pretty cool project in NY – with the help of volunteers, the New York Public Library has undertaken transcribing historical menus. Check out their work at What’s on the Menu?
- Before a meeting nearby, a few colleagues and I took a walk through Borden Park at lunch this afternoon. It looks like spring is just around the corner!
I hope you can get out and enjoy the beautiful weather as well!