Monday, June 6, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon June 6, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – D’reen’s heads downtown, vegetarian cookbook, Sunday brunch, Prairie fruits and more

D’reen’s Eatery on 2nd Avenue
Big news! D’reen's Cuisine is opening a new location on 2nd Avenue across from the Scotia Centre. There will be in-house seating and take-out. Great news for all of us who have enjoyed D’reen’s cooking over the years.

Meet the coup cooks
Oh, how I wish that we had a vegetarian restaurant in Saskatoon specializing in local, organic food. Until we do, we’ll have to make do with the cookbook from the COUP, Calgary’s vegetarian restaurant. Meet the coup cooks is a colourful, easy-to-use recipe collection. It’s available from The Better Good on Broadway Avenue. (Thanks, Linda!)

Two by Dahlsjo, Prince Albert
Chef Kevin Dahlsjo’s restaurant, Two by Dahlsjo, now has a liquor licence and will soon be serving meals in the evening (soft opening June 8, 9, 10) as well as at lunchtime. (Kitchenworks: Chef Kevin Dahlsjo, Prince Albert)

Prairie Ink Restaurant, McNally Robinson Booksellers
It’s a family tradition to have breakfast at Prairie Ink every Saturday after an early morning visit to the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. The cranberry pumpkin and health muffins are so good!

Prairie Ink is now serving brunch on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. The menu includes omelettes, eggs Benedict, pastries and fresh fruit bathed in a chocolate fountain. Call 955-3579 to make a reservation.

There’s also live music until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. And, of course, there’s always book browsing, which just became more interesting as they’ve completely rearranged the books.

WaterFront Craft Art Festival
This year’s WaterFront Craft Art Festival will be held at River Landing on Saturday, June 11 from 10 am to 5 pm. Over 50 members of the Saskatchewan Craft Council will exhibit their wares – from pottery to woodwork to jewellery to paintings. There will be over a dozen new artists in the show.

Miranda Jones and Glen Grismer will collaborate in a live welding demonstration on a functional bike rack sculpture from 10am to 3:30pm.

Over the Hill Orchards: fruit breeding for the Prairies
In the following video, Dean Kreutzer and his daughter Katie explain how Over the Hill Orchards, Lumsden, is working to develop new varieties of tasty, hardy fruit for the Prairies (including almonds).

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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