Monday, January 16, 2012

Flavourful Saskatoon, January 16, 2012

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – Symphony Scotch, Station 20 West Gala, PA Cooking Classes, Gourmet Products & Gooey Buns

Explore Mediterranean Spain, January 20
Join me on Friday, January 20 at 2 pm in the Frances Morrison Library Auditorium (main downtown branch) for a trip to sunny Spain. My slideshow presentation moves beyond the beaches of Mediterranean Spain to visit local markets, Roman ruins, palm tree gardens, and Gaudi architecture.

Gluten-Free Food Fair, January 22
There will be a Gluten-Free Food Fair at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market on Sunday, January 22 from 5-8 pm. The cost is $2.00 per plate. This is a fundraiser for the Saskatoon Celiac Association.

Scotch Fest, January 27 & 28
Support the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and enjoy a blind tasting of some of the world’s finest scotches, accompanied by hors d’oeuvres, and with entertainment by orchestra musicians at Scotch Fest.

The tasting will be led by experts from Cava Wine & Spirits, and you can choose to attend on either Friday, January 27, or Saturday, January 28, from 7-9 pm. Tickets are available online at or by calling 665-6414/652-2240.

Chefs' Gala Dinner, February 11
The Saskatoon Chefs' Association will be hosting its third annual Chefs’ Gala Dinner on February 11 at Prairieland Park. The menu will feature local and Canadian food and wine. Funds raised will go to Station 20 West. Tickets are available on online from Station 20 West.

Gourmet Products, Simon’s Fine Foods
Simon’s Fine Foods will be stocking a small range of gourmet products, including sweet and hot smoked paprika; green and black olive tapenade; preserved lemons; white, purple fig & Seville orange balsamic vinegar; basil infused olive oil; Royal Belgian preserves (e.g. blood orange, wild lemon); and 00 pasta flour.

Contact Simon if you would like a full list with prices and to pre-order. He’ll be placing an order on February 17.

Prairie Pie Company
Mary Uzelman and Kevin Porfoun, Prairie Pie Company, deliver smiles and friendly greetings along with pie, muffins and coffee at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.

I stop by regularly to pick up one of Mary’s individual pies – both the lentil and mushroom-spinach-feta are great supper options during the week.

Mary is always trying out new recipe ideas. This month she has some wonderfully gooey lemon buns with lemon in the filling and in the cream cheese icing. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more “healthy” for breakfast, try the baked oatmeal with fruit topping – it’s delicious too.

Two by Dahlsjo, Prince Albert
Chef Kevin Dahlsjo of Two by Dahlsjo is now offering private and public cooking classes in Prince Albert. Start the evening with a glass of champagne and antipasto and finish it off with a chef’s dessert. The next open class on February 20 will feature tapas.

Two by Dahlsjo now offers a four-course table d’hôte, which combines set items with your choice of a main course.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. I also post regular articles about new restaurants, food products, and culinary entrepreneurs.

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See also:
Delicious local ingredients and vegetarian options at Saskatoon’s newest restaurant, Prairie Harvest Café

Photos: Mary Uzelman and the Prairie Pie Company

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