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Razor Clams, Fregola & Sea Urchin Bottarga

Razor Clams, Fregola & Sea Urchin Bottarga

A few years ago in Sardinia, I had this dish of fregola con arselle that blew my mind. It’s a soup with regional, handmade semolina pasta and a particular local clam that you can’t find here. But as I ate…

The Canadian Whiskey Cocktail

Cocktail: The Canadian

1 small maple leaf sugar candy, no larger than 1 inch in diameter 2 dashes Bittered Sling Kensington Dry Aromatic bitters or Angostura bitters 1 large ice cube 2 oz (60 ml) Canadian rye whisky Handful of ice cubes 1…

Hot Buttered Rum

Cocktail: Hot Buttered Rum

4 cups apple cider, preferably unsweetened 12 oz (360 ml) Newfoundland Screech Rum or dark rum 4 tsp (20 ml) chilled Bakeapple Compound Butter or 4 tsp (20 ml) chilled salted butter 1 tbsp (15 ml) honey 6 cinnamon sticks,…

Arctic Martinez Cocktail

Arctic Martinez

2 oz (60 ml) Arctic Rose Vermouth 1 oz (30 ml) gin 1 tsp (5 ml) Aperol handful of ice cubes 1 edible dried rose petal, preferably Arctic rose, for garnish

Lamb Popsicles With Fenugreek Cream Curry

Lamb Popsicles with Fenugreek Cream Curry

The idea for the signature dish at Vij’s began when my husband Vikram and I went to a dinner party where the host grilled lamb chops, and everyone was grabbing them and eating them with their hands. “I want to…

Chilled Corn Soup

Chilled Corn Soup

Soup 1/2 cup (125mL) unsalted butter 5 cobs of fresh corn 1/2 white onion, peeled and diced 1 clove garlic 1 rib celery, diced 1 sprig thyme

Hamachi Ceviche

1 shallot, cut in half & sliced thinly across the grain (about 1/4 cup worth) 1 tbsp finely chopped jalapeño (to taste) 1 tbsp finely chopped Anaheim chilli (same as above) 2 tbsp toasted corn nuts, round coarsely

Bar Isabel’s Jamon Croquetas with Torta de Dehesa & Sobrasada

Croquetas: Fold diced Jamón Iberico de Bellota into warm béchamel. Chill. Shape into quenelles. Dredge in flour, egg and panko breadcrumbs. Shallow fry in vegetable oil until golden brown. Torta de Dehesa Sauce: Shred some torta de dehesa (a sheep’s…

Parmigiana di Melanzane

Tomato Sauce 30mL (2 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil 125mL (1/2 cup) diced Spanish onion 2 garlic cloves, smashed 125mL (1/2 cup) basil leaves, loosely packed 6 Roma tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped Salt and cracked black pepper Breaded Eggplant…

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