We're at the crisp of winter and I have some nice dishes to warm your souls. Beef, Broccoli, Carrot and Egg Noodle Sautee with Soy Sauce: as it sounds- filling and soothes my asian fusion need. Dill, Lemon & Garlic Salmon with Garlic Rice and Creamy Cucumber: So warm and flavourful. The dill pairs nicely with … Continue reading Mack’s Montreal Mixes Part VIII
Getting colder, food is getting warmer. Green Apple and Carrot Pork Roast with Spatlese: OMG. Favourite meal we've had here yet. This roast was done in the crock-pot and was cooked to perfection. It's so nice to walk in the front door and think "wow... who's cooking that delicious meal and wants to share with … Continue reading Mack’s Montreal Mixes VII
Well, anyone that knows me (even for a brief period) knows I love the SAQ with a passion. Yes, I enjoy wine and scotch, and pretty well everything made the right way... but my love for SAQ involves a fair bit of passion for more than just the product. It depends on which location you go to … Continue reading SAQ, I love you.
I recently completed the WSET II course at the beginning of November with L'Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec in Montreal. After moving here, I decided I would continue with WSET, but with a different company. ITHQ was unbeatable. Our instructor Carmine was an Italian God of wine with all the knowledge and patience possible to … Continue reading WSET II With ITHQ
I love anything local and living in Quebec has been key, because they seem to love their local too! There are many options for cheese, beers, meats, wines, etc. that are readily available in many places. So far my favourites are: Cheeses: Chèbrie Fromage de Chèvre is a goat cheese served as a wheel and has the consistency of … Continue reading Quebec’s Local Goods
Plain and simple: what makes a good antipasto platter? A charcuterie board: a nice selections of meats, cheese and crackers. Normally, I would've included more meat here, but for this selection, I had spicy genovese salami, Oka cheese spread, Danish extra creamy blue cheese and an assortment of Triscuits, crostinis and Bretons. Olives: an easily … Continue reading The Perfect Antipasto Platter
What am I without my wine and food bibles? Max McCalman's Wine+Cheese Pairing Swatchbook My best friend is amazing and found my this wine&cheese pairing swatchbook. The whole wine and cheese pairing thing is actually really hard for me, so this book couldn't be more helpful. Whenever people come over or I'm making a dish that … Continue reading New Bible/Need That Bible