It's not every day we get to celebrate our 2nd Burstday. We took over Endeavor Art Gallery & Event Space for the occasion with delicious treats, good libations and a surprise performance or two from local authors and poets!
Guests started off with the salted caramel, peanut butter and jelly (imagine a bite-sized version of your traditional PB&J sammy dunked in chocolatey goodness) and trio chocolates from Cococo Chocolatiers – The Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut Company. We’ll take our cue from Lisa P, “I could seriously eat those every day.”
When Yelpers weren’t tasting chocolates, they were drooling over the macarons from Ohh La La Patisserie. Julia M notes, “The chocolate/hazelnut and lemon macarons were so good. Sebastian was telling me they have about 45 different combinations and he is constantly creating new flavour combinations, I hear a black sesame macaron is in the works.”
From the “fluffy and light” bread to the meat “piled generously” and sauces “meticulously tested for perfection like some kind of science experiment,” Joel K just couldn’t say no to the sandwiches from Montagu’s Sandwich. “I probably spent more time drooling over the sandwiches at their table than anywhere else in the room.”
What’s a burstday party without a little surprise? After we ate our weight in sweet and savoury flavours and filled up on drinks from our friends at Steamwhistle, two of Calgary’s prominent poets demonstrated their wordy wit. Catherine Cummings and David Eso voiced their magic with a reading from a short story and fortune telling from the Oracle of Calvin & Hobbes.
A special thanks to Reginald T for taking our event photos! And what's a party without prizes? Thanks to each of our sponsors for putting up some sweet winnings and the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen for its holiday gift basket and gift certificate for a lunch time cooking demo at its learning centre!
See you at the next one!
Sr Community Manager