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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.

2 30thAnjniversary2015I 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)

20141120_171631 20141120_171713 20141120_171811…then watched as they were laid out for the soon-to-arrive guests (below)


20141120_172549 20141120_172617 20141120_173000 20141120_172705The always-fabulous gallery goddess Kaspara vamped for cameras as she tweaked and “fluffed” the food!

20141120_172651And then the guests arrived!

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Visiting food blogger, Linda Matarasso (@aStarvingFoodie) 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

20141120_175132 20141120_180023 20141120_175814and our talented artist Karen Silver dropped in to enjoy the great food and socializing, below left

20141120_184532Artist, 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.

20141120_184906Then Brenda (with gallery curator, Allen Shugar, below) turned the camera on me!

20141120_185005 GlendaBelow, Wayne Abell, our host-with-the-most, enjoyed welcoming the guests….

20141120_173902….and Catering & Events Mgr, Calvin Hambrook (below right) shared a glass of wine and stories with guests

20141120_185739(0)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

20141120_185502…but the spicy shrimps were also pretty awesome. Simple, delicately spiced with lime, these were gobbled up quickly by very happy guests.

20141120_175648My favourite Canadian wines by Pelee Island Winery were served…

20141120_173328 20141120_173345and the food kept coming….even Whisky & Spice booze-infused mustards made an appearance beside the charcouterie platters.

20141120_181657 20141120_182347But 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!

20141120_173703 20141120_173731Big 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/






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MCCORMACK Pomegranates IIILast Thursday evening, URBAN GALLERY (http://www.urbangallery.ca) hosted a delicious sampling of local artisinal foods & beverages under the stunning art works that are this month’s special exhibition, The Art of Food.  Special guest was DAN GORDON of WHISKY & SPICE, the locally made mustards infused with beer, whisky and wine  (www.whiskyandspice.ca)

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ArtofFood55Reps from Black Creek Brewery, brewers of the Porter beer Dan uses were on hand to serve as well as share the bounty (below)….

20140918_172831 ArtofFood17…and his wine partner, Pelee Island Winery, supplied bottles of the Lighthouse Riesling used in the Riesling & Apple mustard and their Monarch red for the occasion, too.

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KROUPKO CherriesThe paintings of fruit, vegetables and other edibles made a spectacular backdrop for the foodies who also included the fabulous local chocolatier STELLA ZHAMKOCHIAN from CHOCOLACHOCOLA (www.chocolachocola.com)  who introduced a brand new line of chocolate “pearls” that included chocolate coated spicy almonds, Macha Green Tea dusted chocolate coated almonds, triple chocolate cupcake pearls and milk chocolate Bing cherries. So yummy and so beautiful to look at….

ArtofFood28 ArtofFood35 ArtofFood29UrbanSource Catering‘s own CHEF LYNDON (below) outdid himself with an extraordinary table of charcouterie, hors d’oeuvres and pates made specially for the occasion. This man is a food STAR!


ArtofFood02 ArtofFood05 ArtofFood08 ArtofFood38The evening was attended by several well-known food bloggers as well as the artists whose paintings hung above the food. http://wherejessate.com/  http://itsmusicfashionlife.com/

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Big thank you to everyone at Urban Gallery and Urban Source Catering – Calvin, Wayne, Allen, Jean-Marc and the fabulous Kaspara  (below) who took many of the (nicer) photos here….

20140918_192213…as well as Dan, Stella and all the guests who spent a fun 90 minutes noshing on some of the city’s most delicious treats. As the clean up commenced, we shared a nip of Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the all important ingredient in Dan’s Whisky Honey Mustard!



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