Sunday, June 27, 2010

G8/20 Food

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I am sure you have heard all about the violence, rioting, looting and general criminality surrounding the G8/20 summit this weekend in Toronto.  It is very strange to see this going on in Toronto - Canadians are usually peaceful in their protests and even the mayor pointed out the last time there was a violent incident during a protest was 15 years ago.  Let's remember the people causing all of the problems in the city right now are anarchists - not protesters.

Everyone has been wondering what is going on inside the summit - I have no idea what the world leaders are talking about but I do know what the wives had for lunch!

All of these details are courtesy of The Toronto Star.....

Pastry canoes stuffed with cranberry mascarpone mousse dotted with white chocolate pearls, surrounded by a passion fruit purée to represent water, and decorated with orange icewine jelly, more summer berries and a chocolate paddle.

The tastiest part of the pastry canoe — which was almost childlike in its cuteness — was the violet-hued mousse, all pillowy softness with unexpected white chocolate pearl crunch.

The soup, people will be amused to learn, is a modified version of a recipe the Royal York developed a few years ago for the annual Milk Calendar put out by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.

Toss strawberries, cream, yogurt, honey and orange juice into a blender and purée. The taste is pure berry, the presentation charming. Servers poured soup from individual white porcelain teapots into white bowls holding tiny rounds of panna cotta topped by raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries and a single viola.

(Is this actually a 'soup' and not a dessert?)

From the reporter...“We’re here for the pastry canoe — it’s breaking food news,” I joked with various officers. I’m not allowed to tell you how my silly banter went over or what anyone replied.

Have a fabulous day!


blueviolet said...

Those are almost too pretty to eat!

High Heeled Life said...

I wonder if that was part of the all inclusive tax payer package or an extra??? LOL...

It does sound very delicious and inspiring to create. I wonder if someone will come out with a G8 Menu cookbook??? HHL

knitwit said...

Yum! I may have gained a few pounds just looking!
The rioting has been ridiculous. It's destruction for the sake of it, and nothing else.
I just checked out your new store--what a unique and creative idea! I'm off to enter the giveaway!

preppyplayer said...

Rioting AND a fancy luncheon!
That sums up Canada to me,
elegant, unpredictable, traditional, wild, royal, pioneer...
I could go on and on!
Cuz that's why I love it :)

{jami @ i m a g i n e} said...

De-licious! Yum! You've got me craving some sweets. These are beautiful little works of art! Cute blog! I'm also a "suburban princess" :) Following you now!
xo - jami
i m a g i n e

The 5 Bickies said...

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Anonymous said...

Ooooh, just noticed you won the Murfee, good on you Miss Princess!

Back to the topic at hand, the mousse -- yumalicious. It sounds very much like a chilled strawberry soup that we do in the summer, easy and delicious!

Smiles at you,

Elle Sees said...

So fancy!!!