by Talia Kleinplatz | It’s shocking that an amendment has never been made to US Constitution barring from the Presidency any and all who order their steaks well done before dousing them with ketchup.
It’s rough times in the White House kitchen. Trump apparently prefers bacon and eggs and fast food because it’s “both efficient and sanitary”.
In case you missed it last week, here’s the sweet story of how two hand-drawn superheroes found their place behind the bar at Grapes & Soda.
The most epic Dine & Dash ever? BBC: More than 100 diners flee Spanish restaurant without paying.
Mr Rodriguez gave police the details on the reservation but said he held out little hope of being repaid. Police told El Pais newspaper they had not yet been able to contact any of the diners, who are not thought to be Spaniards. The diners had consumed starters, a main course and 30 bottles of various alcoholic drinks, he said, adding that it was the first time in 35 years of working in the restaurant trade that he had seen seen anything comparable.
What it’s like to work inside a secret executive kitchen on Wall Street.
From kosher and natural to air chilled and free range, Lucky Peach helps us decipher the rather complex world of chicken labels.
Watch: Swimming with scallops is the new swimming with dolphins.
20 spots across the province make Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants of 2017 list, including Hawksworth, L’Abattoir and Vij’s (all of which cracked the top 30).
Not a fan of the results was Uwe Boll, the proprietor of Gastown’s Bauhaus, which didn’t land on the list. From the restaurant’s official Facebook page [sic]:
The top 100 list was founded from Canadas restaurateurs to promote their restaurants and their business and to keep OTHER restaurants out. That BAUHAUS is not on the list is the evidence of corruption. That list is dominated by David Hawksworth who is not even cooking anymore in his restaurant (what is actually a good thing). He makes himself the number 1 in Vancouver. I will not forget my last visit at Hawksworth 2 years ago with the german Michelin Star Chef Jens Rittmeyer and how nervous Hawksworth was to cook for him. After Rittmeyer told him that he felt he is using instant soup for a sauce – Hawksworth turned red and didn’t came out of the kitchen. Rittmeyer said: “If that is the best fine dining restaurant in Vancouver then Vancouver is in deep shit!”.
Hawksworth tasting menu was allways uneven with good and bad dishes – but our actual tasting menu right now is on the level of 1,5 Michelin stars. And I can judge it because I ate around the globe in over 100 Michelin Star restaurants. We have more and more fans and when bullshit happens like that list I have to call it out because it is BAD FAITH against us and the wish BAUHAUS disappears that we are not on the list.
When it comes to really high end food in Vancouver it is us by far on the top and all people who travel or actually know that MICHELIN Stars are the only thing what matters in the real food world come to us.
Meanwhile, Chinatown’s Kissa Tanto is named Canada’s Best New Restaurant in the same survey.
A series of pop-up dinners hosted by six Syrian women refugees has found great success and acclaim. The monthly dinners have sold out thus far and the group will be catering the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival opening gala this Wednesday.
It doesn’t get much more strange than this story out of the UK wherein Prince Charles approves a plan to sterilize squirrels using Nutella. Yes, you read that correctly and no, it isn’t a joke.
Also this week in curious news, the folks at NPR investigate claims that oranges taste better in the shower. Perhaps we should all give this a try and reconvene with our respective conclusions…
Researchers at the University of Vermont are developing an app which may help farmers address their drastically dwindling bee populations.
“Users simply input land management scenarios — such as planting more flowers or erecting windbreaks in fields — and the app calculates the potential crop productivity, benefit to bees, and cost of the simulated bee-saving measure.”
The Vancouver Sun’s Mia Stainsby pays a visit to the West Side’s La Brass. The new/old restaurant, previously home to Provence Mediterranean Grill, has been rebranded and is offering a solid selection of French cuisine including steak frites and marrow with toast.
The history of Canada’s official cocktail is a delicious and fascinating tale, via the Globe & Mail.
Want to support some of your favourite writers by drinking whiskey? Consider attending Sip & Savour on March 10th.
Founder of the annual cocktail conference Tales Of The Cocktail faces intense criticism after posting a photo of herself wearing blackface at a Mardi Gras parade.
Start salting your doorknobs now, folks! Looks like everyone’s favourite seasoning may be the new frontier in preventing infections!
A long-time dishwasher at one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world just became part owner of the fine dining establishment he has worked in for 14 years.
Eating via Instagram honours this week go to Au Comptoir and the perfect photo of the perfect bite caught at the perfect moment.
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