Eat to the Beat 2017

There’s nothing more I love then an event that showcase the great culinary finds within our city. Toronto’s gastronomic scene is constantly involving and refining our collective palette as we grow together. Whenever I get a chance to taste a multitude of eateries within the same night without the need to teleport, I get overly excited and blissful. Eat to the Beat is one of my favourite events and it has a special place within my heart as it showcases all the amazing female chefs and their dishes. This year, 60 female chefs came together to cook in support of the Canadian Cancer Society at Roy Thompson Hall and it was truly a night to remember and savour.

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Anticipation for Eat to the Beat 2017

Eat to the Beat is one of my favourite culinary events and it will return on October 17th at Roy Thompson Hall. 60 female chefs will be coming together to cook up a storm for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. I was lucky enough to attend the event last year and captured many of the chefs in action and tasted their dishes. It’s a fun night to sample some of the city’s best plates to support a great cause and put a spotlight on the amazing women within our food industry.

If you wish to taste 60 dishes in one night, without the need of teleporting all over Toronto and support breast cancer research, check out Eat to the Beat and get your tickets here.

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Nordic Brunch

What was once homey and built on comfort is now cutting edge and trendy, Nordic countries have set themselves apart by being the new mecca for culinary adventures. My time in Norway, Finland and Sweden show that the Nordic food cultures is embracing international flavours while harnessing its local natural ingredients. The essence of embracing of new, leveraging local ingredients while brining comfort is found at Karelia Kitchen. 

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The Ultimate Dinner Party

I often get asked where I had some of the best meals. Even though restaurants and food events have captured a special part of my stomach and memory this past year, there’s one meal that was the most memorable.

This special meal was hosted by my good friend Ken, who is equal parts food artist and scientist. 

He visualized a dinner party that celebrated the harvest and beginning of the holiday season.

The dinner was hosted between Canadian and American thanksgiving and he called it “North American Thanksgiving”. 

Ken has a background in space engineering and has the same scientific approach to his cooking but he's creative and artistic in presentation. The meal highlights local ingredients in a modern way and has a few surprises along the way.

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Eat to the Beat

For over twenty years Eat to the Beat has been bringing female chefs together to showcase their talents in support of The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This year, on November 1st, 60 of Toronto’s best female chefs came out and brought their signature dishes to the event.

The venue, Roy Thompson Hall was filled by attendees as live music from a violinist and a DJ duo offered a musical backdrop. Breast cancer survivors also sported creative and festive corsets through out the evening. It was the perfect night to taste the best of the city while supporting a worthy cause. 

Here are some of the faces and food from the evening. 

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Anticipation for Eat to the Beat

On November 1st, 60 remarkable female chefs will come together to showcase their talents for one worth cause at the Eat to the Beat event, benefiting breast cancer. Held at Roy Thompson Hall, this event is a chance for food lovers to come together and sample some of the best dishes of the city. Chefs from Colette, Mildred’s Temple, The Drake Hotel are amongst the many establishments in participation. 

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A Taste of France at Le Baratin

You might remember the setting of Le Baratin from the previous post for the launch of Georgian Bay Vodka. The delicious and attractive photos of house cured charcuterie from that post was taken during the first night that Le Baratin rebranded from Bivy and established themselves as a bistro. When owner Pascal and Chef Jean invited me to revisit and experience their dinner menu, I jumped at the chance to teleport my tastebuds back to France. 

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