Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Urban Element Anniversary Celebration

This afternoon we stopped by the Urban Element to celebrate their fourth year in business. What a wonderful thing to do on a Sunday afternoon. I brought a few friends with me for the experience in the hopes that they too would fall in love with the space and join me at one of their events (I think it worked!). I even got to meet some other foodies who blog about their adventures – foodiePrints and After the Harvest.

As I expected, the finger foods were outstanding. I tried to snap some quick photos of everything. I think I just missed the candied nuts and spread of cheeses. Oh, and the mint chocolate squares that melted in your mouth. But I did get these as souvenirs!

Minced meat and blue cheese tartlets.

My favourite of all – savory spice chicken pot pies.

Cute pattypan squash topped with pureed butternut squash and garlic.

Shots of curried butternut squash soup – now THIS is how you get rid of a cold!

Mini pulled pork sandwiches.

Beau's brewery was even there! I had the Oktoberfest beer – yum!

We even got to have a sneak peak at the new calendar for the new year, which I'm sure will be posted online soon. Artisan Sausage Making with Dave Neil from the Piggy Market, an evening with chef René Rodriguez, More Oodles of Noodles (I love noodles!) with chef Tanya Skeates from Soupcon, an evening with Michael Moffat of Beckta and Play, ongoing classes with their resident chef Candice Butler or chef Jenna Durling from the Whalesbone. Oh the choices!


Heather said...

Great post, Rachelle! It was great meeting you and I share your excitement for UE's upcoming events!

asha said...

Great photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Don said...

Rachelle, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you. I actually had to have Oliver Schelck point you out to me.

Ack! I guess I missed another Ottawa blogger I'm a fan of: Ms. After the Harvest. I really hope to have the pleasure of chatting with you some other time.

As always, keep up the great work! :)