Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beer. Bike. Olive oil.

We were pannier-less when we went to a beer tasting/festival at deVine Wines and Spirits this past Saturday afternoon, but we just couldn't leave without bottles of Lagunitas' Maximus, a fruity double IPA. Thank goodness for bungee cords. Charles managed to stuff a sleeve of Yukon's Imperial IPA in his bag too.

We also stopped at the newly opened Evoolution afterward. The staff were incredibly friendly, guiding us through the large selection of balsamic vinegars, olive oils and salts. And of course it was fun to taste and compare all the different oils, from mild, to robust, to infused. We ended up leaving with a small bottle of blood orange infused olive oil ($12; destined for this olive oil cake) and a small jar of truffled sea salt ($8), that I wasted no time sprinkling over eggs that evening.

On Sunday we ventured out the Enjoy Centre with my parents and Nanny for a belated Mother's Day brunch at the Prairie Bistro. There were six of us, and the large booth we were given seemed a little awkward for our server; he had to pass plates, cups and everything else down the table. Otherwise everyone seemed to enjoy their meals and the beautiful space.

Steak and Eggs

Hope you all had a great long weekend!


Olive Oil said...

WOW!That must be so delicious. Just want to visit that place and taste all the foods they serve.

erika said...

I am so excited to hear about Evoolution! Olive oil has become a bizarre weakness of mine lately. Thanks for perpetuating my addiction.