Sadies Special Valentine’s Dinner

Event on facebook:  Sadie’s Diner and chef Jacob Saphra ( Brixton Grill) are offering a five course vegan valentines dinner. The price of $34.99 includes a glass of organic vegan wine from Niagara’s Frog Pond Winery. Seating’s are at 6:30 and 8:30 and reservations are recommended. Soup: Curried Sweet Potato W/Candied walnuts (gluten-free) OR Green-Curry W/Mange-Touts, Soft tofu, zucchini and bell peppers (gluten-free) Salad: Tuscan Kale W/Tamarind-garlic grilled tofu, shredded carrots and a peanut-lime dressing (gluten-free) OR Tri-Colour Beetroot and Apple Coleslaw W/Spicy-toasted pumpkin seeds and a lemon-dijon dressing (gluten-free) Appetizer: Cashew-Cheese, Pesto and Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry Served on a bed of arugula OR Sweet-Potato and Red-Lentil Pancake W/ Bourbon-BBQ Dip (gluten-free) Main: Matzo-Meal Crusted Seitan W/ Apple and ginger sauce, fried shallots and a side of lemon-garlic roasted potatoes OR Tofu and Broccoli Loaf W/ Maple-teriyaki sauce and a side of corn and edamame in a toasted sesame dressing (glutenfree) Dessert: (from Through Being Cool Vegan Baking Co. ) Key Lime Pie with fresh blueberry compote (gluten-free) OR Salted Caramel Chocolate Layer Cake

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The Steady Special Valentines Day Prix Fixe

On the menu: Course 1: ROMANCE [vegan + gf] 6 pate gelees of surprising tastes (hot, sweet, sour, salty, bitter, umami) Course 2: POWER STRUGGLE [vegan + gf] Twinned soups (carrot, orange, beet, creme) Course 3: STABILITY [Meat or Vegan] Reliable comfort food (beef, cheese, pasta, seasonal veg) OR (mushroom, cheesy sauce, pasta, seasonal veg) Course 4: COMMITMENT [Meat or Vegan] Shared charcuterie board (meats or vegan ‘charcuterie’, pates, spreads) Course 5: BLISS [vegan + gf] Heavenly sweet delight (cardamom, rose, cocoa, champagne) Cost: $40 per person Details: Included with your meal is access to a super interesting mini-lecture series featuring: Catherine Riberio: Energy, speech, memory, infatuation and boredom 8:00 – 8:10 Fan Wu: Difficulties & Rewards of Relationship 8:10 – 8:20 Caitlin Langelier: Lesbian Comedians – Impeccable wit, detachable dick 8:20 – 8:30 Seatings are at 6:00pm & 8:30pm PLEASE RSVP AT: TheSteadyCafe@gmail.com Please specify your seating time, MEAT or VEGAN preference and indicate any food restrictions or allergies. Our super fun dance party TRAMP starts at 11:00! Event on Facebook Accessibility Information: Front door and front dining room are fully accessible. 2 small steps into our back room that we bring out a temporary ramp for during events. Bathrooms are downstairs. Washrooms are gender neutral.

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Vegan Supper Club – Valentine’s Wine Pairing Evening

You can also find the event on facebook – but you need to buy tickets! Accessibility – the Urban Acorn Kitchen space is on the second floor, there are at least a dozen stairs to go up. Valentines in Montréal: Homage aux Rue Saint Paul La gastronomie est l’art d’utiliser la nourriture pour créer le bonheur » ~Théodore Zeldin Our vegan valentine’s day menu is inspired by Rue Saint Paul, located in the heart of historic Old Montreal. As one of the city’s oldest streets, its cobblestone pathways are at the epicentre of charm and romance in a city renown for its French cuisine. To accompany Chef Holloway’s French menu we have selected a vegan VQA wine from Rosewood for each course. Each course will be explained in detail along with each wine. Menu Amuse Bouche Ruby Beet Tartar: Black Truffle “Faux Gras” Creamy Chanterelle Rillette Served Cranberry Compote Served with Crostini Paired with: 2013 Pinot Noir *********** L’Entrée Chestnut and Le Puy Lentil Roulade served with Haricot Vert Slaw and Lemongrass Béchamel                                                                Paired with: 2012 Sussreserve Riesling *********** Plat Principal Garbanzo Bean & Seiten Crépinettes wrapped with Savoy Cabbage served on Northern White Bean Cassoulet with Juniper Demi Glaze Paired with: 2012 Merlot *********** Dessert Black Forrest Cinnamon Roll, stuffed with Bing Cherries, Cassia Buds and Chocolate Drizzle Paired with: 2013 Pinot Noir…

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Things I Love Thursday – Happy Valentine’s Day!

What a delightful Thursday, and how nice of it to fall on Valentine’s Day. Even when I was single Valentine’s Day was one of those strange lovely days where I’d try and arrange online Valentine’s Day Card/gift exchanges with strangers (and yes, this whole swapping thing has been ever present) and get wrapped up in the silly cute celebrations of love and affection. I’m just “that guy,” you know… the one that takes a moment to take stock of all the “things [she] loves” every week? Yup. That one that reads about love stories (like the man who arranged to have flowers delivered to his wife on Valentine’s day), or the look on (especially elderly) same-sex couples faces after they get the same right and freedom to get married in those early days. Well, I tear up a little (or lots), I’m a sap. Yup. I also love Valentine’s Day, and the associated cookies, cakes, (recycled)paper cards, and other silliness. Oh my. Read this: twitter.com/jamster83/stat… (via @decath10n) — Shaun Usher (@LettersOfNote) February 9, 2013 JC made last year’s Valentine’s Day pretty special, because, as I’m finding out, he’s “that guy,” that one that seems to have a penchant for sweeping me off my feet in amazing and ridiculous gestures. With everyday kindnesses, and over-the-top surprises. As an example, it never occurred to me to celebrate (or keep track of) a 6-month anniversary, but there he was, making a date of it. Today’s dinner plans are a mystery (to me), but whatever we’re…

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Once upon a Valentine’s Day – with help from Bunners and Cafe Belong.

So, I’m just going to brag. I had a really fantastic Valentine’s Day this year, and JC made it happen. I’ve always been a fan of the pink and red holiday. Even while most of my social group was decrying the horrors of commercialism, and the absurd expectations that are put on people on Valentine’s day,  I love the idea of a day devoted to celebrating love. Because sure, you can celebrate love everyday – but (most) people don’t! I think The Oatmeal really sums up my feeling on the worst thing about Valentines Day with this Comic. I sent people ridiculous little handmade cards this year. And picked up tickets to Avenue Q at the Lower Ossington Theatre for Mr.JC, despite my hatred of musicals (and to some extent – puppets.) But that doesn’t really compare to the nice series of surprises that were in store for me. Apparently JC had ordered some flowers, and they were supposed to be hand delivered to my office that day. Unfortunately, the building I work in had received a bomb threat for Valentines Day, so they weren’t accepting any packages from anyone. So a very enraged (so I hear) Purolator courier driver was turned away, with a big box of flowers and a teddy bear. Teaching me it really is the thought that counts, because despite this security kerfuffle, it was an absolutely sweet start to the day. (we did pick them up the day after and they were still lovely.) After an otherwise boring,…

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