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4.19.2008

Oh Canada!


At last I'm home! I have the whole house to myself this weekend. I love my solitude. Both Certain Someone and I are only children and share this trait. By the way he was tickled pink with all of the comments about his culinary efforts in the previous post. He may actually become a monthly guest blogger.

Anyway I love Toronto! And I know I will love the the west coast and east coast of Canada as I start to visit more during the year. Not only did I work well with my colleague, who I think was separated at birth ( we are alike in many ways), but I got to meet the Man! Peter M. aka 'The Boner King'. A good Catholic educated girl is taught never to look down below and I had a peripheral view of a T shirt that I just quickly assumed was a Burger King T shirt.I though how very Anti Foodie. But we all clicked immediately and it finally dawned on me what his shirt said!. It was all in good fun. Peter brought his camera and I had my Blackberry camera. Unfortunately mine turned out like crap and I looked like a drunk hunchback leaning into the Boner King. We all had amazing conversation and spoke about food, blogging, food, travel. food, race/culture, food , politics, food,money, food,and more food! I could have stayed hours more with my colleague but work called. Until next time.

As for food in Toronto, from what little I saw it didn't disappoint. I love the diversity and strong Asian influence. My first meal was a Indonesian Bami Noodle dish with the most amazing fresh pepper sauce. It was at a fast food joint called called Rich Field Market. Amazing. My boss wanted to buy a jug of the sauce and vowed to recreate it. Then as chose to dine in the hotel at a pretty good Japanese Restaurant on the roof called Sagano. I started with a lychee and cherry based cocktail called a Tomokyoto and then went to a great Lychee Sake Martini.I love Lychee!
Then I was torn as to what to order. I settled on a Soft shell crab Maki roll. And then a appetizer portion of Chicken Yakitori. That totally used up my $50 per Diem but it was so worth it. I slept well after that.Upon departure I grabbed some Canadian specialties such as Ice wine( sample size packs) and of course 100 percent Maple Syrup and granules to play with in my baking endeavors. I will be back for sure.

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16 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I just love Toronto. And Ann Arbor's on the way, lol. And yes, I know, you said you might stop by. Again, I'd love it! Sounds like a great trip. DH and I are driving via Toronto to Montreal for our summer vacation this year (DS will be in camp).

kellypea said...

I completely understand using up your $50 diem -- it's like purchasing things on sale. You get to buy more! Sounds like you have a lot of fun!

Peter M said...

Courtney, you were a joy to be with and I had a wonderful evening...look at my beaming smile...the boner King sandwiched between to PHAT chicks!

I await your next visit.

Mary said...

It sounds like you had so much fun in Toronto. I know everytime I've been there it was a blast.

Gabi said...

Wow that soft-shell crab Maki roll looks amazing! Glad you had a great time and now enjoy some time "in your solitude"!

Christina said...

The Maki roll looks incredible!

I understand what you mean about solitude. Even though I enjoy being around others, sometimes I just want to be by myself.

Blog Princess said...

This is food and movie town! I'm so glad you enjoyed it Coco!

Pixie said...

Welcome back! and it's so wonderful to be able to meet another food blogger. Especially the MAN. lol

Sheltie Girl said...

I'm so glad you had a great time while in Toronto. Welcome home and I can't wait to see what you create ith your maple sugar granules.

Sheltie Girl @ Gluten a Go Go

Ellieut said...

I am only an hour and a half from Toronto. I love visiting there and love the food. Was surprised once when I ordered ravioli and got one ravioli on a very large plate that was all decorated pretty for $35. It was wonderful, but I was still hungry when I left!! hahaha. Still a lot of fun to try new things there.

Emiline said...

Welcome back! Sounds like a fun trip. That's so cool that you met up with Pete. I would love to meet some of my fellow bloggers.

That drink sounds fabulous! I've never had lychee before.

Proud Italian Cook said...

First of all I loved seeing the picture of you with Peter!Your just as cute as I thought! How fun to meet up and talk with him. Looking forward to other Canadian adventures!!

Rosie said...

Welcome back coco lovely to hear all about your meet up with the MAN! Sounds like you has a great time :)

Rosie x

Meghan said...

What a lovely blog you have!

Zen Chef said...

The Boner King, hahaha, that's hilarious!!
I'll be in Toronto this summer, i wonder if His Highness will take me out too! hehe

Antonio Tahhan said...

that plate of sushi looks so good!!