Food

Partake in Fairmont Palliser’s Downton Abbey afternoon tea
The iconic hotel pays ode to the British prestige series in fitting fashion

Tray of afternoon tea food at Hawthorn Dining Room

Fairmont Palliser and afternoon tea go hand-in-hand as Calgarians have come to know the pairing. With the two being so synonymous, how could afternoon tea become even more charming? By adding a dash of Downton Abbey to the high tea experience!

This new afternoon tea series is held in the newly renovated Hawthorn Dining Room inside the Fairmont Palliser. With the newly released Downton Abbey movie in theatres, Hawthorn is bringing the Downton experience to fans through a customized menu to honor the show.

Afternoon tea at Fairmont Palliser, Downton Abbey-style

Afternoon tea at Fairmont Palliser

Enjoying tea in front of a cozy fire.

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14 Weird Stampede Midway Foods to try in 2019
Frogs, edible flowers and dill pickles are just some of the Calgary Stampede foods that will surprise and delight.

Beetles, mealworms and other bugs on a bowl of ice cream at the Stampede midway

Eat your way through the Calgary Stampede midway foods

Ready, set, eat! Get your appetites in gear for this year’s list of wild and weird Stampede midway foods! The 2019 selection of Stampede midway foods is bigger, better and more outrageous than ever. For those of you looking beyond mini donuts and onion blossoms, you’ll want to look at these quirky and different Stampede food options coming your way this year.

UPDATE: The Calgary Stampede food committee had me back to try even more wild and delicious foods on the grounds. Here’s the updated list of 14 weird stampede midway View this Post

Vine Arts wine club bring you handpicked wine every month

Empty bottles of wine

Share a bottle of wine (or 6) with the Vine Arts wine club.

You can get a subscription for almost anything these days. Monthly cheese, monthly pet treats, monthly socks, and so much more. But I gotta say that my go-to subscription these days is the curated wine from Vine Arts monthly wine club. Who doesn’t love wine?

My friends and I have been part of the Vine Arts wine club for years and have loved discovering new wines through this subscription. Every month, the boutique wine merchant puts together a special selection of handpicked wines for their wine club. View this Post

Sauce Italian Market offers interactive cooking classes

Taking a cooking class at Sauce Italian Market

Making pizza at Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market

Pizza is one of my go-to food groups – it basically covers all 4 food groups so it’s essentially a superfood right? 😛 This is why I was super excited to make my very own pizza dough for the first time at Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market! If you’ve never been here before, this kitchen is part restaurant, part bakery, and part grocery store that lets you eat, sip and shop all at the same stop. This Calgary neighborhood hub is the perfect pit stop to pick up premade dishes, fresh ingredients View this Post

3 crazy Stampede foods to try… if you dare

Every year the Calgary Stampede comes up with crazier, wilder and more outrageous eats on the midway.  Do you dare to test your taste buds with these crazy Stampede foods?

 

Kangaroo pizza

This ain’t no regular pizza pie! Local food truck Avatara Pizza always makes great eats so it’s not a surprise that this kangaroo pizza hits the spot. It’s topped with kangaroo sausage along with banana peppers and basil. The kangaroo meat makes for a moderate alternative from the traditional pepperoni – especially if you like a more ‘game-y” flavour.

Kangaroo pizza from Avatara.

 

Cricket grilled cheese

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An Ode to the Calgary Stampede Mini Donuts

Deep fried mini donuts

I love these little deep fried delights known as the mini donut.

Best mini donuts in Calgary

Oh mini donuts, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

You are often imitated, but never duplicated. I ravenously covet the 10 days of the Calgary Stampede so I can make my way down to get my hands on your delicious scrumptiousness. As I wind my way through the Stampede grounds, I know not to get fooled by the other stands with their big buckets and other gimmicks. I only have eyes for “Those Little Donuts” as you stand out View this Post

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