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Celebrate love at Montreal’s Sofitel this Valentine’s Day

Montreal's Sofitel is celebrating this Valentine's Day with a special menu for two either in their dining room at the Restaurant Renoir or as part of a romantic staycation package at the hotel. I had the pleasure of receiving the menu at home this weekend to be able to share it with you. Conceived by ...

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Chez Lévêque, Chez Vous

Last weekend, Brasserie Chez Lévêque sent me a wide assortment of dishes from their current takeout menu as well as a few of their signature sous-vide dishes to have on hand for later. This classic French eatery and I have something quite significant in common, we are both celebrating 50 years this year. Established in 1972, ...

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How to Bake Swiss Spitzbuben Cookies

I learned how to make these jam-filled sugar cookies while I was an Au Pair in Switzerland. The Swiss call them Spitzbuben, loosely translated as "Naughty Little Boys," because they were originally made with comical faces in them. Nowadays, the Swiss cut more aesthetic shapes such as hearts and stars, but you can also just ...

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Martinique Gourmande 2021

The Martinique Gourmande meal made by the Renoir restaurant that was sent out to media for the launch of the festival. Martinique Gourmande is a culinary festival that aims to bring a taste of Martinique to Montrealers and Quebecers. If you haven’t yet had the chance to visit Martinique (I had the opportunity to go ...

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How to bake Flapper Pie

Flapper Pie is an oft-forgotten Prairie classic. Whenever I go home to Saskatchewan to visit my family, I have to have a piece of this pie. A simple vanilla custard pie with a graham crust and meringue topping, Flapper Pie got its name from the flapper ladies of the era when it was most popular; ...

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Victoria Sponge Cake

Let’s bake a royal cake! Named after Queen Victoria, who apparently invented the art of taking afternoon tea (in her boudoir) and who loved her sweets, this cake is fairly easy to pull off. I read somewhere that the British royal staff made her this cake while she was grieving the loss of her husband ...

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