Adelaide Eats 2017

Adelaide Eats by Toronto Market Co is back at it again for its third consecutive year! Returning to its previous location at Adelaide Place in the heart of the Financial District, Adelaide eats is serving up Toronto’s most popular food vendors with the city’s best chefs, restaurants, bakers and food entrepreneurs.

Located on the second floor terrace of Adelaide Place (150 York Street) – Adelaide Eats is opened for the public to enjoy weekdays beginning June 1, 2017 to July 28, 2017; Monday through Wednesday: 11AM to 3PM, and Thursday and Friday 11AM to 9PM.

Ishtar Catering (Available June 1-30)

  • is a family owned Mediterranean restaurant offering homemade Halal appetizers, main entrees and dessert

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Mikey’s (Available June 1 -30)

  • Delivering a Caribbean focused menu with an emphasis on jerk flavour

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Momofuku Noodle Bar (Available June 1-30, July 4-28)

  • Specializing in amazing tasting, high quality Asian foods with a focused menu of steamed buns and noodle dishes

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Tacos 101 (Available June 1-30, July 4-28)

  • A variety of mouth watering tacos spiced with the true flavours of Mexico

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Fish’d by EDO (Available June 1-30, July 4-28)

  • Try Toronto’s original hand crafted sushi burritos and Hawaiian poke bowl, featuring an array of inspired ingredients

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Toben Food by Design (Available June 1-30, July 4-28)

  • Try fresh, local and innovative creations, crafted from flavours and regions across the globe by Toben Kochman, a Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Paris alumnae

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La Fiesta (Available June 1-30, July 4-28)

  • Authentic Ecuadorian cuisine including their wildly popular Paella con Mariscos

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Short & Sweet

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District 28 (Available June 1-30, July 4-28)

  • Specializing in local comfort food, made to order, their Adelaide Eats menu will focus on healthy yet heart bowls that can be enjoyed day after day

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Wahlburgers (Available June 1-30, July 4-28)

  • Wahlburgers is an award-winning burger concept from Wahlberg brothers Paul, Mark and Donnie. The menu includes classic burgers, sides, and Wahlberg childhood favourites.

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Chimney Stax (Available June 1-30)

  • Chimney Stax are fresh made, rotisserie – baked breads served sweet or savoury. They are derived from a popular Eastern European street food known as Chimney Stax.

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Adelaide Eats is opened for the public to enjoy weekdays beginning June 1, 2017 to July 28, 2017; Monday through Wednesday: 11AM to 3PM, and Thursday and Friday 11AM to 9PM.

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Seoul Kitchen

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Stephen Lee, owner of HVR Foods Inc. Based in Toronto, HVR Foods Inc. is a family owned company that recently launched their own brand called Seoul Kitchen that produces frozen packaged fully marinated Korean meat. As I am a huge lover of Kalbi (Korean Beef Short Ribs), I was instantly intrigued by the concept and did not hesitate to give the product a try.

Currently on the market, Seoul Kitchen has only released 2 types of Korean Meat (which I sampled both) – Korean Beef Short Ribs & Korean Spicy Chicken. These 2 frozen packaged Korean Meats are available at Nations Fresh Foods and PAT MART. Ready in 10 minutes, both the packages have clear instructions for different cooking options – barbecue/grill and stove top. Each package is approximately 1lb.

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Each package serves 2 portions and there was plenty to go around. We decided to chop a few pieces of lettuce and cook some rice to accompany our Korean Meats. Seoul Kitchen uses authentic flavours and so my highly anticipated Korean Short Ribs was exactly the way I imagined it would be. It was marinated perfectly & tasted exactly the ones you’d find at a Korean Restaurant but rather – ready at home. The Korean Spicy Chicken was also a winner. Stephen had tweaked the spiciness of the spicy chicken to a mild level for consumers that may have a lower tolerance for spicy foods.

Make sure you follow Seoul Kitchen on Facebook to see their latest updates about when the products goes on sale!

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Canada 150 @ Burger’s Priest

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of visiting Burger’s Priest for a preview of their Confederation Burger in celebration of Canada 150. The Confederation Burger is only available to the public on July 1st – while quantities last (and they sell out fast!)

The Confederation Burger is served with heaps of butter poached Nova Scotia lobster tail, sweet Canadian maple syrup, juicy premium beef patty and Ontario farmed Bacon with lettuce. I’ve visited Burger’s Priest on several occasions and found their burgers to be really consistent. I thoroughly enjoyed their confederation burger and look forward to re-visiting them again on Canada’s Day!

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Our feast @ Jacobs & Co Steakhouse

When my boss asked us to pick a restaurant for our team appreciation dinner – I did little to no research and told our group we would be eating at Jacobs & Co Steakhouse 🙂 So a few months ago (January to be exact), our team ended up at Jacobs on a random weeknight after work. The service at Jacobs was the complete opposite of what I had in mind. Servers were down to earth, super friendly and attentive. However, I did find it odd that hostess table did not offer to take any of our jackets before we were shown to our table. I noticed patrons in the dining room had their jackets hanging on the back of their chairs.

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Our waitress was incredibly friendly and helpful. Not knowing the large portions of appetizers and sides offered at Jacobs, our waitress didn’t hesitate at all to tell us we over ordered. This was definitely true – the appetizer & side portions are very large and generous. (see photos below)

Complimentary Bread to Start

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Beef Tartar ($26.00)

  • anchovy, caper, egg yolk, truffle oil

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Jacob Caesar Salad ($19.00)

  • prepared tableside

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Duck Fat French Fried Potatoes ($14.00)

  • tarragon

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Potato Gratin ($15.00)

  • Cheddar, Shallots

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Stuffed Baked Potato ($16.00)

  • Bacon, Sour Cream, Cheddar

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4oz Ribeye – Mishima Reserve Wagyu ($200.00)

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Crème Brûlée ($14.00)

  • brûléed vanilla crème with fresh berries and triple chocolate biscotti

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I was told prior to my visit that any ribeye on the menu is a must order so  I ordered the 4oz Ribeye – Mishima Reserve Wagyu and it was  incredibly tender. Every bite literally melted in my mouth especially the fatty ends of the ribeye. I started off dinner with the beef tartare – a whole chunk of it. Followed  by a caesar salad made table side that feeds two. I enjoyed the infamous caesar salad and but thought it was overhyped but nonetheless, it was a good starter. I also ordered a baked potato that took me 3 separate meals to finish. I can’t stress again that the appetizers and side dishes at Jacob’s are very generous in portions.

Overall I enjoyed my very first dining experience at Jacob’s but unfortunately this restaurant is not in my day to day budget so will probably return for a special occasion.

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#GoodFoodPromise at Fionn MacCool

We recently visited Fionn MacCool over on Front Street to sample some of their items from their new #GoodFoodPromise menu. This menu introduces Fionn MacCool‘s new approach by serving quality ingredients sourced from responsible Canadian family farms; Beef, Chicken and Bacon raised to the highest food safety and animal care standards, and fish caught sustainably that Fionn MacCool‘s knows and trusts.

The #GoodFoodPromise also means giving back to local charities. It’s all part of their community food print.

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{Left} White Sangria ($8.50) – Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka, Sauvignon Blanc, Fresh Lime Juice, Pear Juice, Ginger soda, Fresh Seasonal Fruit
{Right} Red Sangria ($8.50) Alize Red Passion liqueur, Cabernet-Merlot, passion fruit juice, pomegranate-ginger-passion fruit soda, fresh seasonal fruit

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Chicken Tacos ($14.95)

  • 3 tacos with fresh pulled chicken, cilantro-lime coleslaw and mango salsa packed into flour tortillas. Drizzled with fresh lime cream sauce and finished with a little Sriracha for some heat.

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The Chicken Tacos came with a choice of side: fries or salad

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Buffalo Chicken Nachos (Half Order $13.95 / Full Order $19.95)

  • Corn tortillas piled high with shredded cheddar cheese, fresh pulled chicken tossed in medium wing sauce, celery, hot peppers and green onions. Comes with salsa and sour cream with chives dip on the side.
  • We opted for a half order

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Shrimp Fettuccine ($16.50)

  • Sautéed shrimp with roasted garlic and baby spinach tossed in a fire-roasted red pepper sauce with fettuccine noodles

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No.1 Fish & Chips (1 piece $13,95 / 2 piece $17.95)

  • The only two food groups that matter. Keep it classic with a cod fillet fried to order in our made-in-Pub Barking Squirrel amber lager beer batter. It’s served with rainbow slaw, our Dungloe Sauce and fresh-cut fries.

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