Monday, January 6, 2014

Flavourful Saskatoon, January 6, 2014

Birthday Cakes
If you have a January birthday in your family, consider ordering a cake from Cake Witch Café. You have a choice of Lemon, Black Forest, Chocolate, Vanilla, Sour Cherry, and more. Barbara requires 5 days’ notice.

Two Gun Quiche, Feb. 14
You may still be recovering from a feeding frenzy over Christmas, but Chef Bill at Two Gun Quiche is already planning a Valentine’s Day feast. The six-course meal will cost $50, and he offers to custom create vegetarian options.

Chefs' Gala and Showcase, Feb. 15
The Saskatoon Chefs’ Association, in conjunction with Little Opera on the Prairie, Live Five Theatre and Ritornello Chamber Music, is planning a celebration of the City’s "best eats and cultural treats" at Prairieland Park on February 15. To purchase tickets for the Chef's Gala and Showcase, visit or call Anastasia Winterhalt at 306-716-6982.

Micro Breweries in the News
The January/February 2014 issue of Taps magazine has a cover article on three Saskatoon breweries: Paddock Wood, Prairie Sun and Saskatoon Brewery. It should be available online soon.

New Businesses
I had a great time visiting two up and coming businesses this week. They'll both be opening shortly.

Citizen Café and Bakery, #18 – 23rd Street East, has big windows, wooden benches, a play area for kids, and vegan and gluten-free menu options. They’ll be opening very soon.

The Night Oven Bakery, 629b 1st Avenue North, is being built from scratch by Bryn Rawlyk and his family. Bryn has built a wood-fired oven and will be milling his own grain.

The 1500 lb. millstones were designed by Bryn and then manufactured and shipped from Europe. He hopes to be open in February.

Short Break
I’m having back surgery on January 9, so there will be a brief pause before I get back to posting Flavourful Saskatoon. But you can’t hold me down for long – too many exciting things happening around town!

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Little Opera On the Prairie Inc. said...

Thanks so much for mentioning the Chefs' Gala and Showcase!

Penny McKinlay said...

You're most welcome. I hope the Gala is a great success