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Googs Nov 27, 2007 01:58 PM

Just found this in a work related search.

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    saucethatcounts Dec 7, 2007 03:41 PM

    My husband and I went to the Exotic Meats tasting with Stephen Alexander from Cumbrae Farms...it was a great time, great food, fun concept...and for $75 plus the added learning element, it was well worth the money. We want to do the tasting with Tobey Nemeth as well...she is amazing and hilarious. Sacha Doulglas is lovely and I respect what she is doing--so much different than the average classes available throughout the city.

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      peppermint pate Nov 28, 2007 10:30 AM

      I took a cooking class at "dish" once and I'm pretty sure that Sacha Douglas was the teacher - great personality, lots of fun.

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      1. re: peppermint pate
        millygirl Nov 28, 2007 04:13 PM

        Yes Sacha was at Dish.

      2. thenurse Nov 28, 2007 07:02 AM

        Thanks for the link!

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          julesrules Nov 28, 2007 06:38 AM

          Thanks for posting. Those sound wonderful but pricey. I love both oysters and Mill St, but I don't think I can eat/drink $75 worth. Considering it though...

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            millygirl Nov 28, 2007 07:17 AM

            Yes thanks for the link but I have to agree with jules in that it is pricey. For the same $$, I think I would prefer a full meal at Starfish but that's just my opinion. Although the champagne tasting does interest me somewhat. I've read about this venue in the past but don't know anyone that's actually been. If you've been to an event there, please let us know what it was like.

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              pinstripeprincess Nov 28, 2007 07:58 AM

              that absinthe one grabs me as the most potential.... at least it includes a "light dinner" they probably just don't want people leaving absolutely drunk.

              i've been curious, but the past trappist dinner with pairings at beerbistro a couple days ago seemed to be of much better value at $60.

              1. re: pinstripeprincess
                vorpal Nov 28, 2007 12:04 PM

                That was the one that really got my attention, too... I'm heavily considering it, as I've always wanted to try absinthe but trying to ascertain whether or not the small number readily available here in Ontario are genuine or a low thujone alternative masquerading as real absinthe is not easy. Furthermore, given the price of absinthe, the cost is really not entirely unreasonable.

            2. re: julesrules
              Googs Nov 28, 2007 11:40 AM

              I really just posted this to benefit the hounds that live out that way. Not my neighbourhood. Do with it what you will.

              I've not attended one of these, but if someone told me Tobey Nemeth was going to be a block from MY home I certainly would.

              As for the pricing, it seems it has as much to do with the guided tastings & training provided by celebrity chefs and sommeliers as it has to do with the food itself, Valentine's event aside.

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                julesrules Dec 7, 2007 11:27 AM

                Well I joined the facebook group for Coup Space, and they "invited" me to the oyster event. The detailed description does sound like a decent value:

                $75 + GST. Includes 16+ oysters and accompaniments, expert instruction, substantial snacks, mini-dessert, welcome drinks, Mill Street Beers, service, and tasting notes

                Anyway, I am interested in the events and thanks again for posting!

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