Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Aware, What?

Monday and Tuesday saw me attending a seminar in downtown Toronto. A course on management. A two day, 9-5 course on management. With working lunches. And you know what? It was utterly exhausting, and one of the most rewarding seminars that I have ever been a part of.

But even more excellent? It afforded me the opportunity to have an excellent dinner with an excellent co-worker at Kultura.

Oh, the eats - the eats, they ruled. Served tapas-style (like everyone else in the city, it seems), and we ordered the following to share:

  • Salad of arugala, regianno, enoki and shiitake with a light citrus vinaigrette
  • Chilled vegetarian terrine of roasted mushroom, carrot, onion, eggplant and chevre
  • Crispy Thai tofu on a puddle of hoisin and nam prik
  • Mushroom orecchiette in a cheddar and cream sauce served in a ball-shaped earthenware bowl that allows the chef to bury a Malivoire pear right in the middle

The orecchiette was one of the most amazing pasta dishes I have ever ate, and the crispy tofu was absolute perfection. The vegetarian terrine was perfectly prepared and balanced veg, spice and cheese in an amazing way.

The room itself was incredibly beautiful and hip without giving me a headache.

Lovely, lovely.

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