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Friday night, a friend and I headed down to St. Lawrence Market to attend celebrity chef David Adjey's interactive cooking demo.

 

This was my first time to St. Lawrence Market, so I had to check out the independent food vendors.

Those olives look luscious. I never saw red olives before, and some of the green olives are incredibly bright.

 

At other vendors, I picked up balsamic fig and date mustard, and also chocolate - one a dark lemon dark chocolate bar and the other blueberry raspberry dark chocolate bar.

 

It was then time to head upstairs to the market kitchen.

 

Throughout the event, Chef Adjey called on volunteers to assist. Due to the short time to prepare three dishes, some parts of the meal had been prepared ahead of time. First up, we prepared French toast. This wasn't just any French toast - it was stuffed with plum jam, and topped with a nut streudel.

My job was to place the French toast on plates.

 

This dish was delicious! It was like dessert. Lunch follows breakfast. David Adjey said that serving the seafood bisque on a chili-infused waffle would get people talking. To me it felt more like "lunch" was turned into brunch.

 

We finished with dinner - a deconstructed taco. On the bottom of the plate, fajita-style peppers. Next, spicy chicken. Corn tortillas were cut into matchsticks and fried. I always ended up volunteering for plating. This time my job was to top the dishes with taco fries.

A flavorful tasty dish.

 

My only complaint about the evening is that Chef Adjey kept telling jokes that fell flat - and blaming the audience for our lack of amusement.

 

I have an email with the recipes - and I picked up David Adjey's cookbook. I'll cook some of the recipes on my cookbook journey.

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baggyk
Mar. 26th, 2012 05:52 am (UTC)
It was your first visit to the St. Lawrence Market? Really? You have been to Kensington Market, right?

You must have been on foodie overdose all day long.
mmarques
Mar. 27th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
Nope... haven't been to Kensington Market either. I'm mostly in the suburbs up north of the city. I'm embarrassed to admit, but I don't even know where Kensington Market is located.

My favorite food places are even further... wineries and farm stalls at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 26th, 2012 10:03 am (UTC)
I, too, was surprised you'd not been to St. Lawrence market! A great discovery! Don't miss the North market, which has local farmers.
mmarques
Mar. 27th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
What's the North market?
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