Sunday Dining Series at Yew

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a media preview of Yew's Sunday Dining Series. Every Sunday in July and August, Yew is hosting a Crab and Lobster Boil. For more info about the event, click here.

Upon arriving, we were greeted with a glass of sangria. 

For the first course, we had fresh Burrata cheese, Ceviche Halibut and Dungeness Crabcakes. We also had their Baby Gem Lettuce Salad (not pictured). I love how fresh the ingredients were, everything tasted so good.

For the main course, we had the boiled Lobster and Dungeness Crab. Served alongside were roasted corn, marbled potatoes, sauteed zucchinis, grilled broccolini. The veggies were my favourite. They complimented the seafood well. 

Pictured below were some of the desserts we had. On the left is the Cherry Cream Puff - kirsch soaked cherries, cherry pop rocks & coffee cremeux. The one on the right is Strawberry Rhubarb & Basil Verrine - rhubarb jam, strawberries, pistachio biscuit, basil butter cake and creme fraiche.

Overall, i think the dinner was a great and fun experience. We all left feeling full and satisfied. 

Chasing Sunset: Burnaby Mountains

Summer has been on full force yet I haven't gone out chasing sunset. But tomorrow, I'll finally will.  

For now, i'm sharing these photos I took at Burnaby Mountains a couple of years ago.  

Cotto

We were lucky enough to sample some of the new menu items at Cotto.

Pictured below are their charcuterie, bocconcini skewers, funghi pizza, meatball slider, tropitaliano pizza.

My friend Byron who is a pastry chef over there, had a table set-up with different varieties of desserts. Seriously it was the prettiest dessert table I've ever seen. There were cupcakes, macarons, cheesecake and cannolis. It was hard to pick a favourite but if i had to it would be the nutella macarons. 

Snapshots from Montréal: Pt Deux

Some photos from my trip back in October 2016.  After a quick brunch at Le Carter, my brother and i headed down to Old Montreal to explore and view fall foliage.