wordless wednesday: brookstreet @ oz

Ok… so this is supposed to be wordless.  It won’t be completely wordless.

The last Monday in June was Oz Kafe’s Industry night.  This time the chef in residence was Kyle Christofferson (formerly of Luxe Bistro, and now at Brookstreet)

I only have this to say….

Kyle Christofferson – your charcuterie plate was brilliant.  Just amazing.  All that duck.  Holy mother of pearl.  DEE-LISH.  Crispy duck skin… sigh.  Actually… the duck rillette is worthy of a million signs. 

jenna from little red kitsch’n was also taking pictures while dinning…

Next came the raw bar: oysters, tuna and lox.  The oysters were served ice cold.  Perfect.  Tuna tartare with chopped coriander.  I think I only ever want to eat it that way from now on.  The flavours were so spot on. And the lox was served simply and classically.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with that ;0) 

Third course… barbe-à-que … rootbeer ribs, tournedos, pork belly, coleslaw and broccoli… and cheetos on top of scalloped potatoes.  For realz.  Kyle added some cheetos to the plate.  I messed up the pictures… plus, somehow, I just couldn’t make it look good. 

The highlight of that dish was by far the pork belly.  Mother of pearl that was some delicious, fatty, heavenly pork belly.  And obviously…I don’t have a picture of it.  But believe you me… that pork belly rocked

The meal ended with dessert, hot chocolate (lave cake, vanilla dolce de leche ice cream and strawberries).  My pictures just didn’t turn out… and in my humble opinion, it was the least successful of the 4 courses, but still good.  Just not charcuterie good.  That… that was just plain ol’ awesome.


wordless wednesday: daytime ottawa & cake in a jar

bakers note:  these photos are all thanks to my great friend Deb.  thank you Ms. Ransom for joining the entourage ;0)This is one of my favourite things.

I think I turned Derick and TL into fans too.

Cake in a jar. 

Yep.   That’s right… just look at it!

The best part about this… it’s nothing fancy – but it looks so fun and pretty.

And don’t we all look like we had a blast? (you should click on that and check out the segment)

(nearly) wordless wednesday: edgar’s ice cream

This… this is my idea of bliss.  As in divine.  As in…  angels crying on my tongue good.  As in … worthy of biking against incredible winds to get too.

This is Marysol’s latest treasure @ Edgar.  Her homemade lemon gelato smooshed between two honey-lemon cookies.


Heck Y-E-S!

the perfect after bike ride treat :0)