The Weekend in Food: May 18-20
Saturday is International Food Revolution Day. It's about real food that's locally sourced, sustainable, and delicious. And education. Sound like Jamie Oliver? Yup. He's the man behind the day. And Montreal is getting on the band wagon. Well, we were already on the band wagon. This is just an excuse to take the band wagon for a joyride this weekend. On the menu: food fests, bake sales, and raw vegan desserts with a side of yoga and ballet.
Friday: Boxed lunches at Appetite for Books, starting at noon:
This cookbook shop in Westmount will be selling Jamie Oliver-inspired boxed lunches (eco-friendly take-out containers, I'm sure). Chef and store co-owner Jonathan Cheung teams up with pastry chef Michelle Marek (I still dream of her strawberry social last year), David's Tea is pitching in some hot beverages, and ingredients are coming from Fruiterie Atwater, Les Douceurs du Marche and Boucherie Westmount. This is high quality stuff. Best $10 you can spend on gourmet food. Proceeds goes to the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. 388 Victoria Avenue, just south of Sherbrooke.
Saturday: Bake Sale at Appetite for Books 9am-5:30pm
Buy or donate (or both) baked goods to the store. Proceeds again go to the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, so no need to reign in your sweet tooth. Cookies, squares, pies, cakes, loaves, and brownies wll all be for sale. I'm hoping for gluten-free, but I may be forced to spend more money at the event below instead. Top local pastry chefs (I'm thinking Marek is involved again) will be donating items, so get there while the eating's good. Donations are accepted all day, and in advance on Friday, so there's reason to come early...and then come back later...
People who donate to the bake sale will be entered to win a copy of Jamie's 'Food Revolution' Cookbook. The draw happens at the end of day, but don't feel like you have to stick around once you're high on sugar and ready to take on the world.
388 Victoria Avenue, Westmount
Open House at Nux Yoga and Restaurant/Cafe/Juice Bar
Vinyasa 9am-10am, Hatha 10-11, beginners hatha 11-12, lunch, raw desserts from Rawsome, then a green smoothie workshop, mom and baby yoga, door prizes, and zumba. I guess some people are into zumba. I'm skipping out after the smoothie workshop. Arrive 15 minutes early for a class to guarantee a place.
5221 Blvd. de Maisonneuve West, Suite #401 (near Vendome)
Sunday: Food Fun Market at Espace RÃ©union, 6600 Hutchison. 4pm-8pm. Restaurants, chefs, and specialty boutiques offer all sorts of snackable treats. Participating restaurants/stores includ Osteria Venti, Ryu Tapas, The Monkland Taverne, Chefanista, Ilios, Fru-Terra Juices, Sweet Lee's Boulangerie Rustique, Kalikori Olive Oil, 753BT Cucina Romana/Wienstein and Gavino's, and VOSS Artesian Water
There's a raffle with prizes including a collection of Jamie Oliver Cookbooks.
Admission is $5. All proceeds go to Jamie's Food Foundation.
Classical Ballet Eddy Toussaint has a new show this Sunday at the Centre Leonardo Da Vinci. Tickets are $35.00 BUT if you purchase through Christl, one of the young ballerinas (email@example.com), you receive a $10.00 discount.