This week in food news from across Canada: August 6 to 12
Aug 11 2017, 2:50 am
From coast to coast Canada’s culinary scene is thriving. In this weekly column, we round up the biggest food-focused stories from across the country each week.
See what your fellow Canadians are hungry for right here:
- Soda fans in Metro Vancouver can look forward to the end of a Coca-Cola shortage in the city following a tentative agreement reached between union leaders and the soda giant.
- In advance of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Vancouver retailers are rolling out festive sweets. TWG Tea Boutique, for instance, just launched a line-up of mooncakes in a variety of flavours.
- Calgary will host one of four dinners in the first annual Prairie Grid Dinner Series, a celebration of all things Prairie-made. The dinner will feature five chefs offering a multi-course feast inspired by the spectacular shapes, colours, and textures of the farming grid system.
- Embracing one of Canada’s most iconic delicacies, Montreal is hosting a BeaverTail eating competition on Saturday which will see competitors consume as many of the flattened fried dough treats as they can… sans hands.
- Cricket burgers, silkworm tacos, and soft serve ice cream in a termite chocolate-dipped cone are now on offer in Montreal as part of the insect tasting menu offered by the Insectarium, now until September 4.
- Air Canada released the long list of 30 restaurants vying for a top 10 spot in the annual list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants awards. Toronto restaurants dominate with 7 nominations, more than any other city in Canada.
- Toronto is getting a unique fast food joint. The Vietnamese restaurant will be open late and deals in lesser known dishes and family recipes.
- Syrian food is becoming a lot more common in The Six. This week saw, not one, but two new eateries open that deal in dishes like mana’eesh and knaffeh.