Friday, April 27, 2012

Snapshots of Roncesvalles

While enjoying a Cherry Bomb Coffee outside back when the weather was nice! This was also just after the peak of the cherrry blossom bloom a week and a half ago. I think Cherry Bomb and Cherry Blossom Bloom go quite well together. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vegetarians beware - graphic carnivorous descriptions!

Finally went to @PorchettaAndCo today for lunch after hearing so much about it these past months. I of course had to pick out some of the porchetta to eat on its own before letting the sandwich do its thing. First of all, porchetta defines everything good about land animals. Caramelised meat sugars, generous flavourful melting and crispy fatty layers surrounding tender juicy meat. There were some jerky-ish crunchy bits within the porchetta which added some extra texture.

Of the toppings available, I picked mushrooms and truffle sauce. Good combination - I'd more naturally think of having pork paired with sweet things such as apple, cherry, or pear, but I love the truffle flavour and it was not overpowering as it easily could have been. I chose mushrooms to back up and give some body to the truffle flavour. The bun was very good too, though I might opt out of the mustard next time. I'd keep the hot sauce.

I was still experiencing the luscious mouthfeel as I biked home after this much-anticipated lunch.

Brunch at the newly-open The Federal

Had a wonderful leisurely brunch with Geoff this morning/afternoon at the newly-opened Federal on Dundas West and Gladstone. He had the Ploughman's Lunch (delicious, though I forget what the daily selection of meat and cheese was. A blue cheese and a summer sausage type deli meat?) and I had the Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich (Chicken Confit, Pear, Curry Aioli, and Arugula on Walnut Raisin Bread), complete with green salad and Rosti. We concluded the Rosti are the real Hash Browns.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Pure and simple beef burgers to be @ Burger's Priest on Queen East.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Saw a guy painting this sign on the sidewalk outside Mercury