Wordless Wednesday #1 : Cream Puffs



Chef's Challenge: Cookie Battle Pre-Event

As part of a slew of pre-event events, Chef Chuck Hughes hosted a Cookie Battle to raise more money for Mount Sinai’s Chef's Challenge: TheUltimate Battle for a Cure. The final culminating event this coming Saturday, December 1st is an all-star fundraiser cooking battle between Chef Lynn Crawford, Michael Smith, Chuck Hughes, Mark McEwan and David Rocco. Hosted by Guy Fieri and Bob Blumer, this event won't disappoint! 


Review: Step Up To The Plate (Entre Les Bras)

Entre Les Bras is a culinary documentary by filmmaker Paul Lacoste. It follows the chef and owner, Michel Bras of the three-star Michelin restaurant Bras and his son, Chef S├ębastien Bras, who will takeover when he retires.

Movie poster from Cinema Guild Step Up To The Plate press kit


Montreal: Garde Manger


Dinner #2 in Montreal on our Scartan ladies Montreal road trip. Oh yeah. This post is about exactly what you think. Chef Chuck Hughes’ first restaurant: Garde Manger. I’ve been pinning to come here ever since I saw the first episode of Chuck’s Day Off back in 2009. The place just looks so chill and from how deftly Chuck whips up dishes on the show, I know it’ll be good stuff.  

Montreal: L'Avenue


After a first failed attempt to eat brunch at L’Avenue (it was way too packed), we tried once more early on the morning of our last day in Montreal. Lucky for us, there was no line yet formed so we got a table immediately! L’Avenue is one of the top breakfast/brunch spots in Montreal. They’re open every day from either 7 or 8 in the morning til 10 or 11 at night. Come ‘ere for the eggs benedict and fried potatoes! :D


Montreal: Point G


  Continuing our Montreal adventures was a double trip to Point G (@boutiquepointg) for macarons! On our full day there (we went for the long weekend), we decided to discover the city (mainly through food) on Bixi bikes. Point G is touted to have one of the best macarons in Monteral. Not only do they have a regular rotation of 22 flavours, but they do seasonal ones as well. You can enjoy both classic flavours and more adventurous ones too.


Au Pied de Cochon & Rockaberry takeout!


As I wrapped up my NYC Food Trip posts last week, I shall begin the handful of ones I’ve got for the Montreal road trip I went on right after with some of the Scartan ladies! (my dragonboat team). As is customary with the team each year when we compete in Montreal, we’ll have a dinner at Au Pied De Cochon (@CabanePDC).