Monday, March 14, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, March 14, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – vegetarian banquets, locally-roasted coffee and québecois beer

Museo Roasters
Jimmy, the owner of Museo Coffee at the Mendel Art Gallery, has started roasting coffee. If you’re interested in coffee, you’ll enjoy reading his blog. I found the article about coffee pricing particularly informative.

Locally Grown
Saskatchewan Agriculture, in partnership with the Nokomis Agricultural Society Inc., is presenting a one-day workshop to help producers respond to the demand for locally-grown food. The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 24, at the Watrous Curling Rink. Topics will include: Food Centre Programs and Resources, Developing an Entrepreneurial Skill Set, Financing and Farmers’ Markets. Pre-register before March 21 by calling (306) 946-3220. A more detailed agenda is available on Amy Jo Ehman’s blog, Home for Dinner.

St. Patrick’s Day
Boffins Club at Innovation Place will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17 with live entertainment provided by the Celtic band, Back of the Bus, starting at 4:30 pm. Food options include Pig ‘n Whistle and Beef and Guinness Stout Stew.

Vegetarian Banquets
Not one – but two –vegetarian banquets on Saturday, March 26.(via Multi-Faith Saskatoon).

The Hindu Society of Saskatchewan is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saskatoon’s Hindu Temple with the release of a souvenir book and an elegant evening of Indian vegetarian cuisine and entertainment at TCU Place. For more information, contact Kumar Balachandran at 227-1142 or email

The Avalokitesvara Buddhist Temple (2220 - 20th St. West) is hosting a Chinese-style eight-course meal at 6:30 pm. All the dishes are prepared with authentic vegetarian ingredients (no meat, fish, garlic, chive, egg); some dishes contain simulated meat products made from soybean. Email or contact Doris or Simon Shum at 955-9288. The dinners are usually held monthly.

Québécois Beer and Cheese Fête
Cava Wines is hosting a Québécois Beer and Cheese Fête on Saturday, March 26 at 7 pm as a fundraiser for Victoria School.

Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Congratulations and appreciation to Michele Zimmer of Wild Serendipity Foods who celebrated her fifth anniversary at the Market this past Saturday. You can follow Wild Serendipity Foods on Facebook.

Rosario Apostol is back with her delicious Phillipine enzomadas, a soft, fluffy bun that is often topped with grated cheese. I particularly enjoy the whole wheat and cranberry version.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. Email me if you have products, events or places that you would like me to include.

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