Food Notes for November 16, 2015

  • Evoolution’s location in The Enjoy Centre is hosting a series of oil and vinegar tastings in November and December, just in time for the holidays! The cost is $30 per guest.
  • The Edmonton Branch of the Canadian Culinary Federation is hosting a fundraising dinner on November 28, 2015 featuring several local chefs including Blair Lebsack from RGE RD and Jake Pelletier from Duchess. The proceeds will go towards scholarships, workshops, and competitions. Tickets are $199.
  • The most exciting food news in Edmonton this week was surely the announcement about Duchess’ expansion – not only a new restaurant specializing in breakfast, a larger Provisions and even a teaching kitchen. They hope the new location will be ready in March.
  • The Local Omnivore will be neighbours to the new Duchess venture, at 10933 120 Street. Expect their digs to open on December 1, 2015.
  • Thanks to Joveena for the heads up about Juniper Café & Bistro (9514 87 Street), new to Strathearn. They serve all-day breakfast, and focus on share plates for other meals.
  • The week is full of restaurant openings, including Nineteen’s St. Albert location (#104, 150 Bellerose Drive) on November 19, 2015.
  • Also on November 19, 2015, Alberta Hotel Bar & Kitchen is celebrating its grand opening with a special three-course menu for $55.
  • Andrea tweeted that a beloved favourite – Kenko Japanese Cuisine – is back  at 9543 42 Avenue).
  • Liv paid a visit to the newest coffee shop in Edmonton, The Woodrack Café. Speaking of Liv, she’s also the newest member of the Get Cooking team – congrats!
  • Crystal reviewed the often overlooked Nosh Café on 124 Street.
  • Cuban cuisine is alive and well in Edmonton at Coral de Cuba (4990 92 Avenue), says Vue Weekly (I love that they continue to serve pho as to not alienate the previous clientele).
  • Episode 18 of Seen and Heard YEG features Phil Wilson (aka Baconhound)!
  • Kevin Kossowan’s video about Cook it Raw is now live.
  • Great read from Tina Faiz in this month’s Avenue Magazine, about the need for restaurants to adapt to survive. In particular, the shift by North 53 and 12 Acres from fine dining to a more upscale casual vibe seems to be the trend as a whole in the city.
  • Three Boars, North 53, Corso 32 and Woodwork get some love from Beatroute.
  • Congratulations to the Canadians who competed in the World Food Championships for the first time! We had two competitors place first, in the burger and chili categories.
  • There’s a new cooking business in town called The Ruby Apron, started by Kaelin Whittaker.
  • When putting together your gingerbread houses for the holidays, take inspiration from some of the teams that participated in the Christmas Bureau Gingerbread House Decorating Challenge. This hockey rink is pretty neat!

Christmas Bureau 2015 Campaign Launch

Copper and Blue!

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