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For her birthday, I took MaMa Lam out for a fancy dinner. Market has been on her list for quite some time now, so that naturally became our destination. It was a very nice restaurant, lots of natural sunlight from the windows, modern and spacious.

Market by Jean-GeorgesMarket by Jean-Georges

Food

These days you don’t get Bread Basket at a lot of places now, so it was a welcomed addition to our table. It was warm, with a nice crust while not breaking your teeth. And there was plenty to share between the two of us.

Warm Bread

For appetizers we decided to share half a dozen of Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell. Initially we were told that Kusshi, our favourite, was on the list, but turns out it was a mistake so our server suggested another one similar to kusshi, Malpeque from PEI. Haha the name reminds me of the Malbec wine. It was quite good; creamy like kusshi, but missing the natural sweetness. Still prefer kusshi overall.

Oysters on the Half Shell

As for entrees, Mama Lam ordered one of her favourite fish, Roasted Sablefish. It was flaky, nicely seared with a crispy exterior, with a chili scallion sauce that had a bit of heat. (more…)

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Last week Mr. and I had the opportunity to attend a fundraising event called Take a Bite. Hosted by the Tuesday Night Food and Run Club, it’s a foodie event to raise awareness for the Take a Hike – Youth at Risk Foundation. Two local chefs, Trevor Bird from MARKET at Shangri-La and Leah Gamache from Chambar Restaurant, put together the evening’s menu and volunteer theirs and their helpers’ time for this event. Chef Leah unfortunately couldn’t come to the event herself, but she had prepared a couple of yummy desserts which I’ll touch on in a bit.

Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation

Event Benefiting the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation

As soon as we arrived we were immediately greeted with rounds and rounds of bite-size items. With an empty stomach, I just started eating and completely forgot about pictures. By the time I remembered about the camera, it’s halfway through the event and some of the events were not being served already. What you won’t get to see in pictures are 1) Dried dates with goat cheese and walnut, 2) Pulled pork mini sliders, and 3) Deep fried chick peas mini sliders.

Chefs putting out mini sliders

Chefs putting out mini sliders

It’s quite alright, because my favourite ones were still available and they were 1) Mushroom tarts, whose pastry outside was crispy and light.

Mushroom tarts

Mushroom tarts

2) Butternut squash soup with crispy ginger slices – (more…)

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