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Toronto Fest

Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,290
edited 8:10PM in EggHead Forum
What a blast! Great folks cooking with a gorgeous view of a world class city. Hope somebody took a camera.



Caledon, ON




  • chocdocchocdoc Posts: 456
    I took a camera - I'll get some more pictures up after the rug rat is in bed. I've got a couple that my sous Anna took.

    IMG_2223 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    IMG_2224 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    IMG_2225 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    IMG_2228 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,290
    Kerry, Great pics. Who is that medium height, extremely handsome gentleman in pic two?


    Caledon, ON


  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 777
    What a wonderful day. I would like to thank everyone involved, and especially the cooks for another great Eggfest.

    This was only our (myself and wife) second one and look forward to many more.

    A few shots:

    A Fantastic view. We sat there just taking it in for a while. Lived in TO many years ago and still love it there.


    Not too many guest at 10 AM:


    But it sure picked up after:


    The first table had some beans and mentioned that they also have the recipe. I forgot to ask for it so I hope they post it here.
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,576
    What did y'all cook? Looks like it was a cool day. Thanks for the pictures
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,290

    What a great location eh? I hope they can turn it into a weekend thing. Eggs in the Royal York parking lot? Great seeing you again!



    Caledon, ON


  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 777
    Maybe we can use Air Canada Centre ... always available this time of year.

    (a Bruins fan)
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,290
    Now that was funny right there ;) Great idea though :(


    Caledon, ON


  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 777
    ...but yes, great location. I liked the layout with the tables in front and lots of garbage cans so the place was very clean. Lots a sitting area to allow us to 'get away' from the crowd for a few minutes.

    And a great magician doing his card tricks - nice touch, he was fantastic.

    The store was well stocked, with a friendly helpful staff. Among other things, bought the BGE salt and pepper shaker, wife took possession and said they will make great X-Mas tree ornaments.

    The only down side is that when leaving there were several young people boarding the ferry to the island in a party mode and they did not invite me! :(
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Standing by that really nice sweet blond? I think her name is Norma? really nice lady... her hubby... :whistle:
  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,317
    The weather forecasters called for a VERY VERY RAINY DAY.

    It started as an overcast day in the City of Toronto and it stayed that way.


    Most of my pics are from very early in the day (from 1000-1200 hrs) so there weren't many crowd shots. (or for that matter food shots)

    I believe all of the cooks experienced what we did. What ever we cooked up was scooped up just as fast as we put it out.

    Judy, Little Steven
    The Eggaggerators - DSC_0201.jpg
    Now class - today's menu will be:
    Jamie - naan ? followed up with a Tandori Chicken
    RGBHV's wife (Anke)
    RGBHV's Paella being prepared - chicken thighs and chorizo sausage
    Some smoked salmom
    GOV, Virgina Brown, Cannughead (Gary)
    Talking about mini bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon.
    Cannughead's Tandori Chicken tied to cook evenly.

    It was a great day, great food, and great people.

    Michael and Anke.
  • chocdocchocdoc Posts: 456
    DSCN3165 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    Our umbrella mates - Michael and Jiku (think that's the spelling).

    DSCN3168 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    My egg for a day - I brought my own thermometer which I knew was in calibration - last eggfest I realize after I got the egg home that I was off by a bunch of degrees.

    DSCN3170 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    'Not Your Father's Cinnamon Rolls' - cream cheese, bourbon bacon jam and cheddar cheese.

    DSCN3175 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    A little technical difficulty with the rye bread dough - just made the bannetons, they weren't seasoned yet so dough stuck with a vengeance.

    DSCN3176 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    DSCN3180 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    Applying the cornstarch slurry post baking - Mary (canugghead)'s wife looking on.

    DSCN3182 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    Grilled asparagus.

    DSCN3181 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    Second batch of asparagus shooters underway in the Thermomix. Looks like I failed to get a picture of the completed shooters.

    DSCN3184 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    Anna - preparing her stuffed mushrooms. A definite hit!

    DSCN3187 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    Red thai curry with lychee and pineapple.

    DSCN3190 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

    Another very popular item - Marc (primeggister), Cluck and Squeal king - mixed his Cluck and Squeal rub with some Beemster cheese (similar to a gouda) and applied it to some dried figs that had a bit of honey drizzled in. After a brief time on the egg to get the cheese all melty - another drizzle of honey. Sweet, salty, cheesy - what's not to love.

    Failed to get picture of the dark chocolate and walnut stuffed figs and the honey, danish bleu stuffed figs.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,290

    Great pics. It was neat when the lake freighter went by.

    Next time I will get some paella



    Caledon, ON


  • Thanks! Almost like being there :laugh:
    That weather looks WONDERFUL! Please send rain and cooler temps SW!!!
  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,317
    A few more pics from a friend.

    Toronto Eggfest, June 11, 2011

    and the crowds came

    seafood paella in progress.CIMG6755.jpg


  • The guys at Dickson's (Mike and Rob) did a great job. Very well organized and they had a great helpful staff. It was great meeting the new Egg owners and meeting all the cooks. Hope all of you will enjoy the rub samples I was handing out.

    Looking forward to next years fest, hopefully I will get a chance to cook. Although me and the chocdoc (Kerry) did Egg some stuffed figs with cheese, the All Purpose rub and honey. I think we are onto something Kerry! :woohoo:
  • chocdocchocdoc Posts: 456
    Those figs with the Cluck and Squeal were a real hit.

    Remind me where we should post recipes on the forum?
  • Grand Oeuf VertGrand Oeuf Vert Posts: 1,628
    Glad to see some old freinds and make anew. The folks at Dickson's really do a fantastic job. It was suppose to rain most of the day but egghead prayers limited the rain to just a few drops. A touch cool but we'll take it! They had about 200 attend last year and 300 for their second go at it. Personally, I see 500+ next year.
    Glad ya'll had a good time eh?
    NiEGGara III is tentative for Sunday August 21st. Watch the event banner listing. Hopefully, it will be firmed up soon.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    What, no pictures Tim? :whistle: :laugh:
    Glad it was a great venue! ;)
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,317
    I agree, the folks at Dickson's do a super job. As a sponsor, they were really hands on - involved.

    I always felt like there was someone close by to provide hot water, cold water, more lump, etc.

    An amazing touch was when a few rain drops appeared - they started distributing "emergency poncho's for everyone. " Good thing we didn't need them.

  • MCRMCR Posts: 270
    Thanks everyone for the pictures...

    The food look good!!! the view seem interesting and the weatherman was wrong again... Good for you!
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,583
    Like everyone said, another great fest and really got lucky with the weather again, it poured just 10 miles north of the city but we got just a few drops at the fest.

    bite-size mini bagels for smoked salmon...

    served with cream cheese, egg-smoked salmon, onion and capers...

    PPP (pull pork parfait)...

    JudyFoodie and hubby Nikolas...


    Kerry(chocdoc) and Anna...

    Kerry's dark chocolate and walnut filled figs, to die for...

    taller than the CN Tower...



    view from our tent, Anke (RGBHV's first wife) cooking up a storm...


    Michael(RGBHV) cooking filling for healthy baked samosa...

    sweet taters with curry mayo...

    Little Steven, Norma and Ben...


    magician entertaining with his card tricks...



    a long day for Ben...


    Virginia with Big Green Egg Canada's official photographers Debbie and ? :blush:


    view of Toronto skyline, Picassa edited :blush:

  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,317
    Great pics Gary -

    Where did you find the time to capture all of those great shots?

    If you don't mind, I'm going to steal the samosa filling pics for FB.

    Great shot of Steven with the CN Tower - technically, I think the CN wins by a hair but I could b wrong.

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,583
    Kerry, great seeing you and Anna again and really appreciate the wiggle rod. Got to use it and what a huge difference compared to the skinny wire rod... it actually pushed the lumps instead of squeezing through the gaps between them. Love your cinnamon rolls and the chocolate walnut filled figs, missed out on the other goodies you made :( See you soon!
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,583
    Great photos Michael, good to see you and Anke again.
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,583
    Michael, wish I had more time to socialise. Feel free to use that pix. Oh, thanks for that much needed cuppa java!
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,583
    Dave, we probably met but I failed to associate your name with your face, next time please remind me to say Hi since I have short memory span :blush:
  • dugdbugdugdbug Posts: 244
    Looks like it was a great event. I had other commitments or I would have signed up to attend. Perhaps next year. Are you still willing to part with some of that Maple Leaf?
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,290
    Yes, I just haven't gotten around to it


    Caledon, ON


  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Looks like a great time Steve
    I haven't partied(been removed)at the Docks for a few years
    I think I am allowed back :laugh:
    Sorry I had to miss it.

  • dugdbugdugdbug Posts: 244
    Good news, At your convenience, just give me a day or so notice so that I can swap vehicles with my wife!
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