The Week That Was And Is – January 27th, 2010

Two simple questions to start this week. Where did January go? and What will the new tablet/iSlate/iTouch from Apple be called when it’s announced today?

  • In MAJOR news – Ferran Adria has announced, “No meals will be served in El Bulli in 2012 and 2013” This makes me sad, as I was hoping to visit, and even more so because he has said, “In 2014, we will serve food somehow. I don’t know if it will be for one guest or 1,000.”
  • Looking for something different on Valentines Day, a friend sent me an email last week to announce he’s hosting Love is Freedom which he is billing as – A departure from the typical dinner date, the evening will entail a cooking lesson by an award winning chef who will help you and your guest prepare a sumptuous 4 course menu, wine pairings will be carried out for each course throughout the preparation, and after dessert there will be a chocolate tasting done by Kerstin’s chocolates.
  • I’m not a big wine drinker, so it’s kind of funny that I stumbled across, Wine Apps for your phone.
  • Holy burrito challenge Batman, “Local man attempts to eat only Chipotle burritos for a week straight”. The challenge’s Twitter page estimates that by the end of the week he will have consumed 23,940 calories.
  • Probably more than you wanted to know about Twinkies, like “Originally, Twinkies were filled with banana cream, which I suppose explains why they chose to make them look as they do. During World War II however, bananas became scarce.  Hostess then decided to switch to vanilla cream.”
  • With my recent sneak peek of the Art Gallery of Alberta, I was lucky enough to snap a few pictures from Zinc. So here is a look at the plating options.

  • I don’t know where I saw this, but I had to save the picture for an update.

  • And of course to finish things off, my No Reservations update. Tony was in Brittany, France covering a solid amount of land. From visiting the local farmer’s market with chef Olivier Roellinger to discovering what makes a Belon oyster, truly Belon. Oh and you can’t miss the pork scene, which had me craving rillettes like you wouldn’t believe. I do miss traveling. Who wants to sponsor a culinary tour? We can even make a show of it.
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4 thoughts on “The Week That Was And Is – January 27th, 2010

  1. El Bulli. Worth a pilgrimage. Now you have to wait some more.
    But just think how many of his deciples will open up places around the world. There will be dozens of El Mini Bullis opening up in 2012. I have never been either Chris.

  2. Hmmm… Samuel Adams is misspelled on that board. And I would have chosen Rochefort 10 rather than St. Bernardus Abt 12 for Park Place. The Abyss as Boardwalk? And where are the growlers? I call foul!

    • Oh yeah. Rochefort 10! Good eye on the beer, we are in the midst of a Canada Monopoly board competition (people voting for their city’s place on the board) right now. So it fit the theme this week.

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