Tag: Albert Ponzo

Chowder Champ

Twelve top chefs from the Greater Toronto Area battled with ladles, soup pots, and culinary acumen last evening for the winning title at the 2012 Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown in Toronto. In the end, Chef Albert...

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Cava Cup – Ground Hog Day 2

Never mind the rodents and their shadows, in Toronto the second day of February now means its time for the Ground Hog Invitational Chefs Challenge hosted at Cava by proprietors and chefs Chris McDonald and Doug Penfold. Their all-star chefs competition, which they bill as an alternative to the city of Toronto’s Winterlicious festival, pits some of the city and region’s most ambitious young chefs against each other in a battle of artinasanally-processed pork.

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Sardinian Tour: In Search of Typical Cuisine

Culigiones, a very particular type of agnolotto filled with potato, mint and an acidulated Sardinian sheep’s milk cheese, are perfectly executed and we mop up the sauce, or ‘facciamo la scarpetta’ we make the little shoe as they say in Italia, with intricately sculpted traditional bread. The smell of the porceddu, roast-suckling pig, fills the air as it sizzles fireside in the center of the gorgeous dining room.

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Slow Food Chef Series at The Cheese Boutique

Slow Food Toronto Chef Series Station Dinner: Tuesday, September 14, 7PM at The Cheese Boutique, 45 Ripley Avenue. A stationed, smart-casual affair where all guests will be able to interact with participating chefs: reds bistro’s Michael Steh, Crush Wine Bar’s Michael Wilson, C5 – ROM’s Ted Corrado, Le Select Bistro’s Albert Ponzo, Earth / Globe’s Kevin MacKenna and The Cheese Boutique’s Afrim Pristine with pairings by Niagara’s Stratus Winery.

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