Family-style Feast @ SABOR Restaurant – Edmonton, AB

On a recent visit to Edmonton, my friend and I were treated to a family-style feast hosted by SABOR Restaurant and Bonafide Media & PR. Located in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown, SABOR features the flavours of Iberian (Portuguese/Spanish/Mediterranean)  coastal cuisine using hand-selected sustainable Ocean-wise seafood.

The Family-style at SABOR ($55 per person) consists of a three course feast prepared by Chef Lino based on seasonal ingredients and daily inspirations.

We started off this epic dinner with some bubbly paired with fresh shucked Kusshi & Irish Point Oysters. Next up were the perfectly Seared Scallops with a refreshing cucumber salsa & balsamic glaze and the amazing Grilled Piri Piri Prawns with mixed greens & piri piri aioli. Being a spice fiend, these flavourful Piri Piri Prawns were my favourite bite of the night.

For our main course, we had a fantastic Lobster Risotto with buttery, melt-in-your-mouth Sablefish and Halibut. I was really impressed with how perfectly cooked the risotto was.

We finished off our Family-style Seafood Feast in epic fashion with a trio of their decadent housemade desserts – Whipped Cheesecake with sour cherries in port; Leite Creme “DONA IRENE” (Portuguese Cream Custard with caramelized sugar and cinnamon); and Chocolate Cayenne Mousse.

If you do have a chance to visit SABOR, I would highly recommend you try their Family-style Feast. For my friend and I this was definitely the perfect way to cap off our girls weekend in Edmonton.

SABOR Restaurant
#109, 10220 103 St.
Edmonton, AB
(780) 757-1114

http://www.sabor.ca

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Happy Chickens To-Go @ NOtaBLE & The Nash – Calgary, AB

If you didn’t know already, both NOtaBLE and The Nash have been serving up some of the best wood fire rotisserie chicken in town. You can enjoy these succulent free range Happy Chickens while dining in at either of the restaurants or as part of their Gourmet 2 Go option.

With the chilly wintry weather now upon us, NOtaBLE and The Nash restaurants have recently launched their Let’s Go Home loyalty program, encouraging  customers to take their famous happy chickens home with them.  For every happy chicken ordered from their Gourmet 2 Go menu, customers will receive a stamp on their Let’s Go Home loyalty card. For every 5 happy chickens purchased, customers will receive a free happy chicken! Let me tell you, one of these Happy Chickens along with a few delicious sides makes for a great hearty and healthy dinner at home by a warm cozy fire.

You can just drop-in to pick up one of these happy chickens for dinner or alternatively, for your convenience, if you prefer to avoid any wait time, you can pre-order your happy chickens at either restaurant with a requested pick-up time Tuesday-Sunday, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

The Nash
925 11 St SE
Calgary, AB
(403)984-3365

http://thenashyyc.com

NOtaBLE – The Restaurant
4611 Bowness Road NW
Calgary, AB
(403)288-4372

http://www.notabletherestaurant.ca

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Street Eatery – Calgary, AB

A couple of week ago, I went to check out Street Eatery, located in the west end of downtown. I would never have heard about this place if it were not for the invite that I received from Alchemy Communications to try out this little restaurant. Street Eatery serves up globally inspired street food using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, with vegetarian and vegan options too.

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Street Eatery is well-known for their “Street” Shakes, which are milkshakes garnished with all your favourite sweet treats. We indulged ourselves and tried two of these sweet concoctions. The first was the Salty n’ Sweet ($14), which consisted of a salted caramel peanut butter shake with a chocolate frosted rim with chocolate gems and peanut butter cups and was topped with a Twix bar, salted caramel cream puffs, mini pretzel sticks, whipped cream and chocolate & salted caramel drizzle. As well, we tried the Berry Crush ($14), which was a mixed berry shake with a citrus frosted rim with sour gummies and nerds, and was topped with a pixie stick, sour skewer, whipped cream and cotton candy. These shakes are definitely a meal in itself and guaranteed to give you a sugar rush!

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From the food menu, we started off sampling the Macaroni Makhani ($8; option to add chicken for $4), which consisted of cavatappi pasta baked in a spicy tomato infused cheese sauce with flavours that reminded me of Butter Chicken.

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Next up was the King Tostada ($12), which was served on two crunchy corn tortillas with a choice of chicken, pork belly or sautéed shrimp. Of course, we chose the pork belly! The tostadas were topped with refried beans, pico de gallo, roasted corn, romaine lettuce, cilantro, feta and finished with a chili lime aioli.

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For our second entrée, we tried the Don Torta ($13), with grilled chicken, pork belly, refried beans, pico de gallo, romaine lettuce, guacamole, jalapeno cream cheese, and spicy mayo atop a warm soft ciabatta bun. For our side, we chose their house made thin-cut potato chips which were top-notch and highly addictive.

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Overall, this visit to Street Eatery was a fun experience and I definitely won’t forget the sugar high I got from those “Street” shakes.

Street Eatery
890 4 Ave SW,
Calgary, AB
(403) 234-9969

www.thestreeteatery.com

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[Giveaway] ‘Edo a Little, Help a Lot’ and Win a $25 Edo Japan Gift Card

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With the festive season almost in full swing now, Edo Japan is celebrating the holiday season with ‘Simply Better’ giving by launching their ‘Edo a Little, Help a Lot’ campaign. Edo Japan will once again be supporting Canada’s food banks by donating 25 cents to local food banks for every spring roll sold during the holiday season. Last year, Edo raised over $74,000 to help food banks across Canada. It’s more important now than ever to give back, with over 850,000 Canadians using the food banks each month.

New this year, Edo is introducing a ‘Double Up Day’ on December 10 – a one-day event where Edo will be doubling donations (from 25 cents to 50 cents) to local food banks for each spring roll sold.

Known for its signature dishes, including Teriyaki Chicken, Sukiyaki Beef, and a full sushi offering, Edo Japan prides itself in providing delicious, affordable and ‘Simply Better’ fresh nutritious meals to its customers. Thanks to Edo Japan and Brookline PR, I have one (1) $25 Gift Card from Edo Japan to giveaway. The lucky winner will have an opportunity to go and check out one of the Edo Japan locations and enjoy some of their ‘Simply Better’ offerings.

To enter into this draw for the $25 Edo Japan Gift Card, simply leave a comment in the section below telling me “Which is your favorite menu item at Edo Japan?”You will need to put a valid email address in the appropriate box when telling me about the menu item (not to worry, your email address will not be published), so that I can contact you if your name is drawn. This giveaway contest will close on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:59PM MST. I will hold a random draw and one winner will be chosen. I will contact the winner via e-mail as well as post the name of the winner here.

Good Luck!

Website: Edo Japan
Twitter: @edo_japan
Instagram: @officialedojapan
Facebook: Edo Japan

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19th Annual Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival – Ticket Giveaway!

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It’s that time of the year again! The Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival, sponsored by Sobeys Liquor and Safeway Wine & Spirits, is back again in Calgary next Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15! The Grand Tasting Hall will be at the Stampede Park BMO Centre, Halls D & E. The Grand Tasting Hall will feature the latest adult beverage products and local menu items, including a distinguished collection of wines from around the globe, along with premium spirits, single malt and blended scotches, ports, specialty liqueurs, and import and micro-brewed beers. You will have the opportunity to pair these beverages with a delicious selection of nibbles from local restaurants, hotels and food purveyors.

As with previous years, Sobeys Liquor and Safeway Wine & Spirits will be featuring an on-site liquor store, where attendees can purchase their favourite finds from the weekend.

Thanks to Brookline Public Relations, I have two(2) admission tickets to give away for this event. The giveaway tickets are for the Saturday, October 15 afternoon session (12-4 PM). When presented at the door, these tickets will allow for complimentary access into the Grand Tasting Hall. Please note that sampling coupons are not included and all attendees will need to purchase sampling coupons separately at a cost of $0.50 cents each to use for obtaining food, wine and other beverage samples.  These admission tickets are not transferable to any other session. This is an adult only event. All attendees must be 18 years or older. Minors (including infants) are not permitted to attend.

To enter into this draw for the Wine Festival tickets (Prize worth $40), simply leave a comment in the section below telling me “What is your favourite wine, beer or cocktail drink?”. You will need to put a valid email address in the appropriate box when telling me about your favourite beverage (not to worry, your email address will not be published), so that I can contact you if your name is drawn. This giveaway contest will close on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:59pm. I will hold a random draw and one winner will be chosen. I will contact the winner via e-mail immediately as well as post the name of the winner here.

If you need to purchase additional admission tickets, they are still available. The tickets are $28 each online or $33 at the door for the Friday, October 14 Evening Session (5-10pm); $20 each online or $24 at the door for the Saturday, October 15 Afternoon Session (12-4pm); and $32 each online or $37 at the door for the Saturday, October 15 Evening Session (6-10pm) . As I mentioned previously, the sampling coupons are $0.50 each and can be purchased (by cash only) at the Grand Tasting Hall.  The samples can range from 1 to 20 or more coupons, depending on the item.

For more information, visit http://www.rockymountainwine.com/calgary.html.

Good Luck!

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