Cheese Boutique’s Festival of Chefs!

Its a good thing I have friends who look out for me otherwise I would completely miss awesome events like Cheese Boutique’s 10th Annual Festival of Chefs!  What a unique series of events – every weekend in May, the Cheese Boutique hosts a local chef from some of Toronto’s top restaurants who makes a dish inspired by the theme of the day.  In addition, a local vineyard is also invited to pair the dish with one of its wines – and this past Saturday it was Hidden Bench from Beamsville and the Chef was Chef Sam Gelman from the infamous Momofuku!  And all for $5 that goes towards the Famous PEOPLE Players.  Ever since I heard rumours of Momofuku coming to Toronto, I knew I had to add it to my restaurant bucket list – although I did go to Momofuku Milk Bar when I visited New York City last December 🙂  I haven’t had a chance to dine at Momofuku TO yet so this was my first taste of what I can expect.  The steamed bun stuffed with pulled pork shoulder, griller guernsey girl cheese and topped with slices of cucumber – it was absolutely delicious!  Steaming the bun gave it a soft and delicate texture and the grilled guernsey girl cheese completely reminded me of the texture and saltiness of saganaki.  I did walk around the store afterwards and well, $40 later, I came out with three different cheeses, some pastries and an iced coffee to sip on my way home!

Theme of the day: Guernsey Cow and the milk used to make cheeses.

Theme of the day: Guernsey Cow and the milk used to make cheeses.

The chef today was Momofuku's Sam Gelman and his steamed bun.

The chef today was Momofuku’s Sam Gelman and his steamed bun.

The filling for the steamed bun: pulled pork (i.e. pork shoulder).

The filling for the steamed bun: pulled pork (i.e. pork shoulder).

Momofuku's steamed bun filled with pulled pork, grilled guernsey girl cheese and cucumbers.  YUM!

Momofuku’s steamed bun filled with pulled pork, grilled guernsey girl cheese and cucumbers. YUM!

Enjoying my steamed bun with a glass of rose from Hidden Bench Wineries.

Enjoying my steamed bun with a glass of rose from Hidden Bench Wineries.

Taking a bite out of the steamed bun - it was moist and delicious!

Taking a bite out of the steamed bun – it was moist and delicious!

Inside the Cheese Boutique - heaven!  Look at all that cheese!

Inside the Cheese Boutique – heaven! Look at all that cheese!

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