Monday, August 27, 2012

Canada Trip '12

This summer I went to Canada for my cousin's wedding.  I took way more pictures of food than I realized haha:

Surprise birthday party for my aunt!

Preparing the food

Sago - similar to bubble tea

I've never seen this much mini ensemadas together!

My dad

Beautiful presentation of the fruit bouquet

Yum... red velvet cupcakes

Eating time!

For my aunt

The youngins

The kids, well one of them, blowing the candles for my aunt

The bigger kids playing drinking games, can you guess which game?

Flip cup

I still wonder who put a cupcake in the red Solo cup...

Looking at my crepe being made at Toronto Eaton Centre 

Crepe De Licious

Veggie-Licious Crepe

Saw this place in Downtown Toronto

Tim Hortons, a must have when you're in Canada!  

At The Grand Hotel

Second Cup

Toronto Blue Jays game, followed by dinner at Gabby's

I think all the McDonald's I saw in Canada were renovated.
I had to take a picture of this chimney, so not used to seeing
one in a McDonald's!

I just had to be a tourist by taking a pic of the French words haha

My cousin's wedding reception took place at The Berkeley

A hamburger slider to eat while waiting to be seated

Fish and little chips

Molson Beer

Nice little wedding favor

In memory of my cousin's parents

The menu

Herbed spring mixed greens, shaved percorino, apple crisp,
candied walnuts, and cinnamon vinegarette

Timbale of roasted portabello mushrooms w/ salsa verde,
 eggplant tapenade, and ricotta cheese

Angus 8oz flatiron steak, forest mushrooms, whipped potato,
w/ marsala reduction

Pan roasted, free range chicken supreme, braised Du Puy lentils,
double smoked bacon, and warm carrot raisin salad

Dessert: small chocolate tart, mini cream puff filled w/
dolche leche, and mini apple flan

The newlywed couple cutting their cake!

Late night desserts

There always has to be lechon served at a Filipino event!

After the wedding, my cousins and I went to Smoke's Poutinerie

Newspaper articles about this place

Ingredients

My Traditional Veggie Poutine- made w/ hand cut
 seasoned fries, rich brown gravy, and Quebec cheese curds

Nice little place!

After midnight we were heading back to my cousin's car.  On our way, we ran into her brother.  He wanted to come home with us, but had to eat first.  I was kind of reluctant to go to another restaurant because I knew I'd eat again.  Also, I didn't want to eat because it was so late!  We later ended up at Perfect Chinese Restaurant.  I saw a lot of mixed reviews on Urbanspoon, as for my experience, I loved the place!

I think this was the best fried calamari I ever had, it was indeed perfect!

Dim sum

Congee- this rice porridge was addicting!!
Perfect is officially a restaurant I always have to go to whenever I'm in Toronto!

Perfect Chinese Restaurant on Urbanspoon

The next day one of my cousins went to Lick's for breakfast.
I couldn't eat breakfast here it was too early to eat a hamburger!

All the cousins getting hot dogs in Downtown Toronto

A lot of condiments!

Mine!  I had a chicken hot dog, didn't notice a
big difference b/w this and a beef hot dog...

My last day in Canada, had to get something
from Tim Hortons!

Ketchup chips, only in Canada

Desserts for the family gathering from Lisboa Bakery & Grillhouse

I had Chick-fil-A Nuggets at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Int'l Airport.
Since there's no location here in Las Vegas, I had to try it.  It was pretty tasty!