Posts Tagged ‘Table 17’


I went to the Green Living Show last year and knew that I would be returning. No question, the environment has becoming more and more important in our every day lives. Infact, I just got rid of my gas guzzling mini van and can’t wait to drive my far more fuel efficient Nissan Versa. But let’s get back to the Green Living Show – it’s a show you don’t want to miss. They have it all.

  • a green beauty bar
  • an electric vehicle show
  • live bird demonstrations
  • an eco music movie swap
  • a farmers market
  • the sweaty equity  yoga pavilion
  • the organic council of Ontario pavillion
  • Toronto Fair Trade Town
  • and lots more!!

Naturally I spent a lot of time at the FARM FRESH FARE. (perhaps too much time) It didn’t take me too long to find a few salads to take pictures of. I mean how gorgeous are these salads?

Chef Christopher Palk of L’Eat Catering created this beauty of a salad:

Ontario Chopped Salad with Pickled Ramp Buttermilk Ranch, House Made Red Wine Vinegar and Mustard Vinaigrette or Green Apple, Herb and Cider Vinegar Dressing

The chef was happy to show me the list of ingredients that went into this “All Ontario Chopped Salad”. I was blown away.

Proof.This salad created by Chef John from Table 17 also caught my attention. He created a pea shoot and peanut salad with an Ontario Peanut Dressing.

Here’s another stunning salad that was created by the Garbardine Restaurant: Smoked and cured Ontario Pickerel with red fife bagels, baby lettuce and creme fraiche .

I also made a point of visiting my favorite exhibitor….Island Spirits. I met Trudy last year, and went up to stay at her fantastic, unique property in May 2011. I actually told her that next year, I would volunteer in her booth to give a “live testimonial”. (by the way, Trudy…I am serious about that offer)

I strongly encourage  you to head down to the Direct Energy Centre this weekend and check out this great consumer show.

Hours: Saturday April 14 from 10- 9 and Sunday April 15 from 10-5.

Hint: If you bring e-waste you can receive FREE admission, compliments of Samsung.


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There’s a restaurant called Table 17 that I have been following on twitter for the last few months. They do an AMAZING job of engaging with their followers and several bloggers have blogged about their meals at Table 17.  i.e Food Junkie Chronicles and Eat Here Next.

In the summer, I quickly purchased a fabfind deal ($50 of food/drink for $25) and finally decided that it was time to use the certificate and try their famous hot balls.

One day while on twitter, a few twitter friends started to chat about  hot balls and within 2 hours we had decided a date and time to go to Table 17 as all of us had never been there and all of  us had heard of their famous hot balls.

Table 17 did not disappoint!! I loved the atmosphere, the service and the food!! It was a perfect evening out. I started off my meal with a cocktail (no picture – so sorry). It was an interesting cocktail that involved some unique flavors (I’m all about flavor – did you know that?).

The drink consisted of: Bombay Sapphire, juices of a fresh lemon, basil, mint, and corriander leaves. It was a winner!

For an appetizer I ordered: HOT BALLS. They were light and each ball had a different filling (ie mushroom and fontina stuffed risotto). Plus they were perfectly fried. The accompanying sauces were divine!!  I’m not sure which one I liked better – the wildflower honey or the sweet mint sauce!! I didnt waste a drop and mopped up my bread with the leftover sauce.

Next time I'm ordering 6!!

For the main I ordered;  Manicotti Arminda – house made pasta rolled with mozzarella and basil, cooked with a tomato sauce.

Comfy food for a Fall Night.

We had such a good time, that the party continued and we went to the Avro for some post dinner drinks. I had never been to  The Avro before but was so glad to be introduced to it. What a gem of a spot. I loved the unique decor and the overall feel of this bar. …so different that other bars that I’ve been to.

@coopspeak @flotch and @momwhoruns (notice I have a glass of water in my hand)

The evening was a perfect combination of great food, great company and great drinks. Exactly what I needed!!

Table 17, 782 Queen St. East, (416) 519-1851

The Avro, 750 Queen St. East (416) 466-3233

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