|Someone is excited to be on the train. Yay!|
This year we didn't celebrate on the Monday, but got together on the Saturday instead! Nick's mum wasn't able to join us because she was back out East taking care of her father (who passed away this last weekend). We were a smaller group, but we were a fun group.
We started at the City Market which is hosted in City Hall during the winter. We bought a pint of gelato, some jerky, snack bars, and jam.
We headed to the delightful Blue Plate Diner for lunch (bison burger, yes) and then I finally got to show off Evoolution to my parents and Nick's dad. As predicted, they loved it. Mum and Dad walked away with a ton of olive oil and vinegar, as well as a few gifts, and Mark (who is a gourmet salt aficionado) bought some salts, spices and vinegars as well.
After Evoo we popped into a few local organic markets, and then headed back to Churchill to take in the AGA.
Zinc restaurant which is amazeballs.
Cask and Barrel, our pub. It's great being a regular somewhere, everyone knows our names (well, Nick and BFF Dallas's names. I'm kinda quiet) and the chef (who is also amazeballs -- I had the best steak of my entire life at their New Years Eve bash) comes out to shake Nick's hand. The decor is cozy, they have Nicks favorite beer on tap (Innis and Gunn), and the food is always divine (you must try the spinach and artichoke dip it's like none I've ever had!). This particular night was part of the illumiNITE festival and we were treated to alcoholic snow cones.