The Perfect Gift for DAD for Father’s Day
Ah, June; a time for gardens to spring to life and the BBQ covers to be stored in the garage. Children excited over the oh-so-close last day of school but before it arrives they’ll be bounding through the door with their construction paper ties for Father’s day.
As precious and wonderful as handmade crafts are, let’s look at some slightly more sophisticated gifts for Dad’s special day.
Grilltime has you covered for dad’s favourite Father’s day gift. You guessed it, meat! From their awesome cottage packages to the smoker that he’s been hinting at for some time! If it’s more of an experiential gift you would like to give, then consider Grilltime’s group cooking classes.
Visit: 62 Laird Dr. 416-467-4745 www.grilltime.ca
Academy of Culinary Arts on Bayview offers some of the finest ceramic cookware by Emile Henry. The Flame Series was created particularly with grilling in mind. The pizza stones are great for more than just pizza and the real beauty of them is that unlike traditional pizza stones, these don’t require any preheating. Of course there is the ever-popular fish grill but it’s the shish kebab grill pan that really caught my eye.
1703 Bayview Ave. 416-486-1859 www.academyofculinaryarts.net
The Olive Oil Emporium in Wychwood and Leaside you will find endless combinations of flavoured (and unflavoured) oils and balsamic vinegars with which to create beautiful marinades for all that meat. From citrus infused to chipotle oils, and who could resist an expresso flavoured dark balsamic. These oils and vinegars will help your favourite griller take his culinary game to the next level. Check out villiagelivingmagazine.ca for some marinade recipes.
1707 Bayview Ave & 659 St. Clair Ave W 416-902-9060 www.oliveoilemporium.com
Stacia Carlton is a culinary school graduate and food writer She serves up simply gorgeous food and stories weekly at www.bestillandeat.com