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Looking for innovative Small Group Cooking Demo and Eating Experience in Toronto area

ketzy Jul 24, 2010 04:28 AM

My 20 year old son recently requested an interesting small group cooking demo where he could learn to make some flavourful healthy food and then be able to enjoy eating what was presented. He asked me to join him and we are looking for an innovative, not too complicated experience. We would need to go in mid August, Any ideas? Thank you.

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    Zengarden RE: ketzy Jul 24, 2010 06:08 AM

    This may not be the high end place that some people are expecting but have you checked your Loblaws to see what kinds of workshops they offer? I believe that some of them are free. Good way to just test and build on the experience. BTW, I am so impressed that your son wants to share this experience with his parent! I don't think that I was cool enough to want to hang out with my parents at that age.

    I know that you can also find things at the Big Carrot, Dish Studio, Calphalon, and George Brown but these places charge a lot of money.

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      ketzy RE: Zengarden Jul 26, 2010 09:24 AM

      Thank you so much for your replies. I had seen Dish, Calphanon and George Brown on the internet and will check out the Loblaws program. Also will check out the Market Kitchen. We both love the market!!!

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      MsKnowItAll RE: ketzy Jul 24, 2010 02:52 PM

      If you are looking for something different, speak to the owner, Alan Lim, at Mengrai Thai on Ontario St. downtown. Unusually beautiful place despite the modest exterior of the building. He will arrange a cooking and tasting lesson for you. a great experience. www.mengraithai.com.

      82 Ontario Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2V3, CA

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        ketzy RE: MsKnowItAll Jul 26, 2010 09:36 AM

        Thank you so much for your reply.Have you taken part in one before here? I will call but before I do so, do you know if Alan Lim will do the lesson for only 2 and about how much it will cost? Sounds like a great idea.

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        Zengarden RE: ketzy Jul 24, 2010 04:06 PM

        And here is one more possibility that is located out of St. Lawrence Market:


        St. Lawrence Market
        92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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          Granadilla RE: Zengarden Jul 30, 2010 08:06 AM

          Try this place - http://www.maplehern.com/ - it's really small and intimate and held in someone's house. It's $60/class and you get to sit and eat the food you made afterwards. highly recommended -it's more for the novice cook and you can choose the style of cuisine. It's held on Saturdays. I had a great experience!

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            ketzy RE: Granadilla Aug 8, 2010 05:46 PM

            Thank you so much for your input! Also looks great.

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