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Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2006/11/22 - Christopher Straker, executive chef at Eggplant the Restaurant, takes his modern French and Caribbean cuisine to the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo, November 23-26.
Eggplant the Restaurant tempts palates daily on King Street East with masterful culinary creations from executive chef Christopher Straker. From Thursday, November 23 until Sunday, November 26, you can sample some of Eggplant the Restaurant’s taste sensations at the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo at the south building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
“It is a joy to bring samplings of our menu at Eggplant to the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo this year,” said Straker. “It will give people who have yet to dine with us an opportunity to experience Eggplant for the first time and hopefully after one taste it will keep them wanting more."
Visit Eggplant the Restaurant’s exhibit at the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo to taste a sampling of the most popular menu items including the mouth-watering Mount Gay rum glazed ribs and blue crab and corn ragout.
Gourmet Food & Wine Expo
Date: November 23-26, 2006
• Thursday, November 23 – Premier VIP evening from 6:00PM-10:00PM
• Friday, November 24 – General Admission from 2:00PM-10:00PM
• Saturday, November 25 – General Admission from 12:00PM-10:00PM
• Sunday, November 26 – General Admission from 12:00PM-6:00PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South building
222 Bremner Blvd (Between Skydome and Air Canada Centre)
About Eggplant the Restaurant
Debuting on the Toronto scene in December 2005, this urban yet elegant restaurant (eggplanttherestaurant.com) offers a fusion of sophisticated cuisine. For those who appreciate the fine dining and cocktailing experience, Eggplant the Restaurant envelopes you in flavours that transcend the fast-paced lifestyle of the usual clientele. The front bar and lounge boasts a casual yet chic metropolitan feel. Featuring a view of King Street East, Eggplant’s lounge offers patrons entertainment while they dine, whether it is an up-and-coming local musician or a DJ spinning beats. The lounge menu includes favourites such as: taro Root nachos, beef skewers with cured tomato aioli, and ribs glazed with Mount Gay rum sauce. As you continue upstairs to the formal dining room, you encounter a stylish fine dining environment, which showcases an innovative menu. Eggplant’s executive chef, Christopher Straker, delivers a fare often described as modern French with a Caribbean twist. Organic Scottish cod, Ahi tuna, Caribbean spiced Cornish Hen, and Flat Iron steak are among the popular selections from the main menu. The swanky yet relaxed VIP room is perfect for smaller private parties that makes Eggplant the Restaurant the scene to be seen.
Founded in April, 2001, Eggplant – the company – is among the biggest commercial music companies and full service production house in Canada. They have served Emmy and Annie award-winning creative to television, advertising and gaming communities, and have produced music for clients such as Rogers, GM, Bell, Molson Labatt, Ford, Toyota and many more. Eggplant has created several short films featured at The Just for Laughs Festival, which ran on the Comedy Network, as well as several new shorts in the works. Recent releases include a new video game, Full Auto, for X-box, as well as a new Snickers commercial launched in Prague. Currently, Eggplant’s music is heard in over 150 countries each day.