Truffles – history, tips and nutritional benefits

Posted 11.03.20

As one of the most prized epicurean delights, truffles have been enjoyed around the world for thousands of years.

This fungal delicacy was found on the plates of gourmands as far back as the Roman and Greek empires. Today, as the culinary popularity of these edible fungi continues to thrive, researchers are equally intrigued by their biology and nutritional and medicinal applications.

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Inside a shrimp farm!

Posted 11.06.18

While rural Northern Ontario may seem like an unlikely place for a shrimp farm and hatchery, a Sudbury entrepreneur has proved otherwise.

Good4Ushrimp Inc. is located about 20 minutes outside of Sudbury, in Estaire. Surrounded by birch and evergreen trees, this 18,000 square-foot facility is one of four shrimp farms in Canada and the first hatchery in the country. Once fully operational, it will be producing 2,000 to 3,000 pounds of shrimp per week! Find out more »

Farm to table – from Penokean Hills Farms to Verdicchio Ristorante

Posted 07.12.18

The kitchen team at Verdicchio Ristorante | Enoteca had the opportunity to spend time at Penokean Hills Farms this week.
We are working with the Algoma farmers to incorporate their beef into our menu. They are also our partner in Beef Stack,  our farm to table harvest dinner on Saturday August 25.
Penokean Hills Farms was created by a small group of five family farmers in 2005 with a goal to produce a premium-quality, 100% Northern Ontario brand of beef. Their mandate is to raise each animal in a high-quality, stress-free environment, but also to enhance the local environment and support the community.
Chef Daniel Guerra along with prep cook Sophie Marion and line cook Brian Burton were impressed with Penokean’s philosophy and farming practices. 

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Five questions with Samantha Spadafore

Posted 06.28.18

Join us in celebrating Samantha Spadafore’s one year work anniversary! 

Since joining the Verdicchio team in in July 2017 as a line cook, Samantha  has worked her way up to sous chef. We pulled her from the line for a few minutes to answer 5 questions. Find out more »

Verdicchio is now a ‘Certified Taste of Ontario’ Restaurant

Posted 04.12.18

Verdicchio Ristorante | Enoteca’s passion for local food has earned it the Feast On ‘Certified Taste of Ontario’  designation.

Verdicchio joins other restaurants across Ontario in the certification program that recognizes businesses committed to sourcing Ontario grown and made food and drink. Find out more »

International Carbonara Day is April 6

Posted 04.04.18

Carbonara is perhaps the most replicated pasta dish made in kitchens throughout the world.

However, there is debate among pasta enthusiasts as to the true specific ingredients for this simple recipe. Find out more »