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Visiting Mexican Chef

meld_la Sep 15, 2009 05:52 PM

If anyone feels that there is a dearth of Mexican in the city, I just thought I'd mention that a renown Mexican chef, Pilar Cabrera, from Oaxaca, is in town for the month. She was at the Hot and Spicy food fest Iron Chef competition on labour day weekend.

She's doing meals and workshops from what I can tell:

Frida Restaurant, Sept 16


Frank Restaurant, Art Gallery of Ontario, Sept 21


Nella Cucina Cooking School, Sept 22 & 24


Veritas Local Fare, Sept 23


Torito Tapas Bar, Sept 28

http://www.toritorestaurant.com/index... (todavia no está promoviendo


The Chef’s House, Sept 29

http://www.thechefshouse.com (todavia no está promoviendo)

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    Snarf RE: meld_la Sep 15, 2009 07:39 PM

    Thank you. Great to know!

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      cubmike74 RE: meld_la Sep 16, 2009 10:24 AM

      I've got tickets to go to the one at the Chef's House George Brown. Looking forward to it

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        cheapncheerful RE: cubmike74 Sep 16, 2009 02:53 PM

        Cubmike74, can you report back? There was an article in the Star today on her visit, but I'm on a serious budget and can't go...

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          cubmike74 RE: cheapncheerful Sep 17, 2009 06:02 AM

          Will do!

      2. gregclow RE: meld_la Sep 17, 2009 09:03 AM

        The dinner at Frida last night was fantastic! Chef Pilar's mole negro was awe-inspiring.

        Anyone who's able to attend any of the remaining dinners should do so, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

        We've already got tickets for the Chef's House dinner, and we might stop in at Torito the night before as well.

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          blue bike RE: gregclow Sep 17, 2009 09:05 AM

          Thanks for the feedback, gregclow.
          I am also going to Torito. I can't wait!

        2. TorontoJo RE: meld_la Sep 23, 2009 03:43 PM

          I just saw that she will be cooking something with Texas longhorn beef for the Picnic at the Brickworks... YAY!

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            swissmissy RE: TorontoJo Sep 23, 2009 04:42 PM

            So exited!! Should be amazing!

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            SusanB RE: meld_la Sep 23, 2009 06:26 PM

            She owns a couple of B&B's in Oaxaca, as well as her restaurant, and we stayed in one of them a few years ago for a week. Needless to say, the breakfasts were amazing! Unfortunately I didn't hear about these events until too late, but I'm sure they'd be great.

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              millygirl RE: SusanB Sep 24, 2009 05:18 AM

              Friends were at the Veritas event last night and said it was a complete waste of money, in terms of both food and service. They spend 3 months in Mexico every winter and so I passed this info along to them. They were so excited and booked immediately. Too bad, sounds like the chose the wrong resto.

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