For this week of Friday Favourites, I'm going to tell you about the food tour that I organized for our office summer event. I love a food tour, I've done one in New York and San Francisco. I also love being a tourist in my own city and learning some history.
My office is just down the street from the St. Lawrence Market, so we all walked down. There were 8 people from my office that were able to attend and that was a perfect number.
We had a great tour guide, very engaging, and we all learned a lot.
We started with a pastry.
We had a little taste of this maple syrup, aged in a whiskey barrel. It comes from Prince Edward County, but they also sell it at The Cocktail Emporium in Union Station so I may have to try it, it was amazing!
Our first stop inside the market itself was the famous Carousel Bakery for a peameal bacon sandwich. Peameal bacon is Canadian bacon, and it just gets fried up and put on a Portuguese bun. So delicious, although I like it better with an egg and cheese.
I love Ontario produce.
We were treated to an oyster and some smoked salmon next.
The gravlax (closest in the photo) was the best! It melted in my mouth, and I will be picking that up for a special occasion in the future.
Kozlik's mustard is well known in our house already. I won a bottle of it in a little trivia game, and then I bought two more bottles.
We tried three different types of cheese and prosciutto.
We finished up with some pierogies and Portuguese tarts. I wasn't super full at the end of the tour, but it was definitely all very tasty and we got substantial portions of each thing we got.
I would definitely recommend doing this tour if you're in Toronto, even if you already live here. I know they do tours of other neighbourhoods, but certainly the St. Lawrence Market is a classic choice.
On Wednesday I posted about getting ready for school - haircuts have been procured. Check out the results:
Q's haircut is aggressive, I'm hoping it grows in slightly before school starts, but he was pleased!