Presented by the fabulous folks at URBANSOURCE CATERING, Toronto’s URBAN GALLERY hosted a special “Urban Foodie” event last night presenting some of the most delicious delicacies created by their Executive Chef, LYNDON WIEBE.
I arrived a little early so I could sneak a peek in the kitchen where Chef Lyndon and his crew were busy putting the finishing touches to the canapes (below)
…then watched as they were laid out for the soon-to-arrive guests (below)
The always-fabulous gallery goddess Kaspara vamped for cameras as she tweaked and “fluffed” the food!
And then the guests arrived!
Visiting food blogger, Linda Matarasso () below, posted numerous Instagram & Twit pics, enjoying all the scrumptious treats as well as the stunning photographic art of Karen Silver, whose current show ends Nov. 29th
and our talented artist Karen Silver dropped in to enjoy the great food and socializing, below left
Artist, poet and performance artist Brenda Clews (below left) dropped by, too. Brenda hosts monthly poetry salons in the gallery and has previously exhibited her colourful, large format paintings at Urban Gallery.
Then Brenda (with gallery curator, Allen Shugar, below) turned the camera on me!
Below, Wayne Abell, our host-with-the-most, enjoyed welcoming the guests….
….and Catering & Events Mgr, Calvin Hambrook (below right) shared a glass of wine and stories with guests
CHEESY BALLS! Yaaaaay, they’re back…my favourite “cheesy balls” which are actually delicious risotto balls with warm cheese stuffing made a special appearance, just for me – below
…but the spicy shrimps were also pretty awesome. Simple, delicately spiced with lime, these were gobbled up quickly by very happy guests.
My favourite Canadian wines by Pelee Island Winery were served…
and the food kept coming….even Whisky & Spice booze-infused mustards made an appearance beside the charcouterie platters.
But my new all-time favourite has to be this special treat Chef Lyndon prepared…maple candied bacon strips. OMG, they were sooooo good and they disappeared sooooo quickly. At least I managed to grab a few!
Big thank you to everyone who attended, and thank-you to UrbanSource Catering for showcasing such an amazing selection of holiday hors d’oeuvres, canapes and charcouterie platters, all available from their special festive menus. Find these plus holiday cocktail menus online here: http://www.urbancatering.com/