- Farm to Fork Eatery is a forthcoming restaurant in Sherwood Park (Unit 148, 2755 Broadmoor Blvd), with their first dinner service taking place on January 20, 2016.
- YEG Women in Wine is made up of a group of wine professionals who “empower women to realize the full potential of a career in the wine business through education, networking and mentorship.” They are hosting a Food & Wine Series that kicks off 2016 at Workshop Eatery on January 25, 2016. The cost is $32 for a 3-course meal.
- There will be some sort of collaboration between Calgary’s popular Korean restaurant Anju and North 53 on January 31, 2016. More details to come.
- The first Edmonton Food Fight of 2016 sees Chefs Doreen Prei and Steven Brochu go head to head on February 1, 2016. Tickets are $59 each.
- There’s a lot of discussion about rising vegetable prices (everyone was talking about the price of cauliflower, in particular, it seems), so get ahead of the curve and think about supporting local at the same time with a Community Supported Agriculture share from Riverbend Gardens.
- Liane shared some food news, including a new brunch option at Get Cooking, starting January 23. Chef Dorren Prei will be preparing food in the open, serving up dishes family-style. Prices are $45 for adults and $22.50 for children 7-13.
- Liane also learned about the Westin’s new chef, Chef Geoffrey Caswell-Murphy, who won a bronze in Regina’s Gold Medal Plates competition.
- The new JW Marriott in the arena district will feature a restaurant operated by Toronto-based Oliver and Bonacini.
- I still have yet to visit 1st RND (though I’m holding out hope that Real Sports might one day make it out west), but it sounds like the Journal was satisfied with the experience.
- Linda is the latest to visit Sambol Sri Lankan Kitchen.
- Jonny reviewed Won Jung Gak, a once much-lauded Korean/Chinese restaurant which has probably fallen off the radar for many.
- Vue Weekly explores how some food truck operators keep busy in the off-season.
- Eat North explains the facts behind some Edmonton restaurants’ numbered names.
- Phil’s latest Off Menu podcast is an interview with Yellowknife resident Chef Robin Wasicuna.
- Chefs with Issues is a website that helps bring awareness about the mental health challenges faced by staff in the hospitality industry.
- It was cold out there on the weekend! Mack and I warmed up with some soup at Pho Hoan Pasteur.
Pho with brisket and meatballs from Pho Hoan Pasteur
- We also had hot pot with the family, for the second time in a week. It’s definitely a cold weather dinner!
Hot pot at home