Archive for November, 2013

14Nov

Lunch Time Indian Fare at T|Bar

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to check out the newly renovated Eaton Chelsea Hotel, Downtown Toronto.  I was invited to tour the entire facility, including all of the event space and restaurant outlets.  The hotel provides variety and tons of space – perfect for large out of town groups and those wishing to host events up to 300 guests!

The largest ballroom although neutral, offers large foyer space – perfect for stations, a grand buffet and a great cocktail hour.  The neutral ballroom allows you to dress it up according to your taste and style, while the chandelieres dress the rooms up, giving it a more formal feel – perfect for those pre-wedding events.

Now for all of our South Asian clients we know how important food is, and often we get asked “How good is the food?”, well I wanted to check it out for myself and thanks to the wonderful hosts at the Eaton Chelsea, I was able to!  T|Bar is a chic, trendy lounge that hosts an Authentic Indian Curry Buffet every weekday from 11:30 till 2 pm – a great lunch time eat, for those on their lunch break!  The buffet featured seven dishes including, a seasoned rice, mattar paneer, lamb roganjosh, butter chicken (of course!), tandoori chicken, vegetable samosas and garlic naan.  I was pleased to find a colorful wheel of ten different kinds of chutnies and achars to suit your flavour!  In addition to this, dessert boasted your traditional gulab jamun and ras gulla amongst other pastries and mini desserts.  The buffet is prepared by executive Chef Brian MacAskill from scratch and couples booking their events in the space are also privy to the same great food – with customization of course to match exactly what your event requires!

You also can’t leave without trying the award winning Ceasar, their signature cocktail where the Chef makes his own fresh Clamato juice from local tomatoes every week!!!! Check it out on your next lunch break!

caesar tbar



10Nov

Seva Spark 2013

This past weekend we had the honor and pleasure of contributing and supporting Seva Food Bank’s Seva Spark Gala in launch of their brand, spanking new location and hub!

The Seva Food Bank provides safe, nutritious and culturally-appropriate food to low- income families living in Mississauga’s L5B and L5C postal codes. An initiative of Sikhs Serving Canada, a registered charitable not-for-profit organization, their mission is to positively impact local communities by acting on the basic Sikh tenets of sarbat da bhalla(the well being of all) and seva (selfless service). They serve clients and welcome volunteers from all faiths, backgrounds, and cultures.

In the weeks leading to the event, the AWE team assisted with various logistics including coordination with vendors and providing advice and expertise on how to pull together an event of this size and scope, in a not so conventional space.  The “venue” was in fact their brand new site and as you’ll see was transformed into an industrial chic event space with the wonderful work and support of Dream Party Decor.  In addition, the AWE team banded together on the day of the event to pull it all through, in terms of event set up, and the coordination of dinner service, bar set up, volunteer management and assistance with the programming of speakers and entertainment.

It was great to be a part of such a great community initiative, and since we love to collaborative with like minded individuals it was the perfect event and cause to support.

Here are some visual highlight!

PicMonkey Collage