Thursday, October 27, 2011

THIS BLOG MAY DISAPPEAR



Well, or buried so far deep down in the bowels of the world wide web, that nobody can find it. These exact threats were uttered over the phone today, by a representative of Alan Davis. Not sure if you all remember this story,


but apparently it has hit a nerve with someone. This representative of Mr. Davis initially emailed GF PATISSERIE with this intro:

"I work for a prominent reputation management company with many resources available to effectively deal with this situation. I will not divulge my companies name or contact info as it would run a risk of further posts being created about this matter with us involved.  But you can reply to this e-mail and request a phone call. "


Victoria did not even reply, and just forwarded that long winded email to The Celiac Husband. Me. Of course I requested a phone call and Mr. Representative turns out to be a search engine optimization specialist/webmaster/ hired gun, not an image consultant. 

In a dime store lawyer's legalese language Mr. Representative asked me to remove above slanderous posts, or else. "Or else what?" I asked.
At which point it got a bit confusing. Not only will my Blog be taken down by Blogger.com, where Mr. Representative is also a representative (he once worked for Google....), but GF PATISSERIE'S reputation will severely be damaged by his actions online and in person. Talking of slanderous. Outch. 

Anyway. Here is what it boils down to. Mr. Davis' webmaster "The Representative" has promised in very clear terms to take down this Blog with all his resources, as it damages his client's business. Uhm, didn't Mr. Davis do this to himself? 

You be the judge.





Thursday, October 13, 2011

GLUTEN FREE AT BLUE STAR DINER


Big Star, Blue Star, All Stars. Don't get confused.


As of this week, Big Star Bake House is supplying gluten free Hamburger buns to Blue Star Diner in Bridgeland. An excellent reason for Victoria to go for lunch. With me. 
Shayne Perrin of Dairy Lane fame was on location and it was actually the first time Victoria met with him, after having supplied gluten free baked goods for the past 2 years. Busy people, I am telling you....


We arrived at 11.25 and five minutes later the place was packed solid with the lunch crowd. I counted 44 seats, a perfect size really. 
Your special requests will get the attention they deserve, the staff has time to not only talk to you about options and special requests, but also ensure that you are safe when the food arrives.  Which, if you are Celiac, is comforting to know. 


Victoria ordered a Burger on Blue Star Buns and for myself I got a Chicken Club. on a GF bun as well.
 No need to review it, other than it is excellent. All of it. The meat, the fries and of course the buns from Big Star. Big portions!
You can read a better written review of the food on Vincci's Blog here:



Very similar to Dairy Lane, they proudly serve local ingredients and food from local suppliers where possible. large photographs of farmers and their products are on the walls. I fully expect a portrait of Rich and Liam on their wall soon.  Or of the best gluten free Hamburger Buns at least....




 IN BRIDGELAND


PLENTY OF GF OPTIONS.


GREAT LOOKING PLACE


THE BURGER ON BIG STAR BUNS. GREAT FRIES!


 CHICKEN CLUB. EXCELLENT PESTO AIOLI

LOOK AT THOSE BUNS.....


BIG ENOUGH TO FEED ISABELLA AS WELL.

Monday, October 10, 2011

GLUTEN FREE BRIOCHE



Victoria keeps telling me she is experimenting. Not sure if I can do this any longer. It's already great gluten free Brioche and I just ate half a loaf of something she wants to improve? Too much. I can't be her guinea pig any longer. Wait until you get it at a GFP licensed bakery near you. It's perfect. 

Toasted with some jam, maybe the best breakfast for me. If you leave off the Sugar, the gluten free Brioche will be more savory and perfect with Foie Gras or any savory pâté of your choice


GLUTEN FREE BRIOCHE


FLAVORFUL FLUFFY INSIDE


TOASTS UP REALLY NICE


BUTTER IN CANADA, NOT SO GOOD.


FRENCH BRIOCHE FORMS


COARSE SUGAR. FROM AUSTRIA