New Year, New Menu

Paramount Fine Foods 

1441 Upper James St,

Hamilton, ON

It’s a new year, full of new beginnings, and Paramount Fine Foods is on top of it with their new menu additions!

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We had visited previously (see our original review HERE) and enjoyed their classic menu. But every restaurant needs to embrace change to keep customers interested.

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Our friends at Hamilton Gastronomy were in the know about the menu change and graciously invited us for a tasting, along with a couple other #HamOnt foodies.

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The new menu inclusions are:

Saj Bread

“Saj bread is a thin crust wrap with all the flavour and less the calories. The dough is authentically made, flattened by hand then placed on a domed hot clay oven called the Saj. The Saj is a very popular method of cooking in the Middle East and can be found in most homes and restaurants. It is not commonly found in Canada as the process can be labour intensive but the authentic flavour wins out which is why Paramount is the first restaurant chain to offer it.”

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Sujuk Shawarma

“Sujuk Shawarma is a grilled spiced minced beef sausage which is available in the Saj Bread, pita or plate. It is traditionally made as a dry spicy sausage using various seasonings including cumin, sumac, garlic, salt and red pepper. The sausage is typically sliced and fried as a side or on a sandwich but also found on a rotating skewer and shaved as shawarma.”

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Paramount also has a crazy large dessert bar, which in our opinion, is the highlight of the visit there every time.

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Have you tried anything off of Paramount Fine Foods’ new menu? Review it with us in the comments below! 

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Buffalo Beer Week

Sixth Annual Buffalo Beer Week to Have a Strong Canadian Presence and Flavour

Interested in the Craft Beer scene? Us too! Our nearby neighbours of Buffalo, NY have just the event for ale-lovers: Buffalo Beer Week!

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Resurgence Brewing Company, Buffalo NY

The 6th Annual Buffalo Beer Week, to be held this year from Thursday, September 25, through Sunday, October 4, will for the first time boast a strong Canadian presence, featuring breweries from across Southern Ontario and Québec and events hosted by Canada’s leading beer authority, Stephen Beaumont.

A 10-day celebration of the burgeoning Buffalo-Niagara craft beer movement, Buffalo Beer Week includes dozens of dinners, tastings and other assorted events held throughout the Buffalo Niagara Region, all aimed at showcasing the astounding array of craft beers available in the area and broadening awareness of the region’s great brewing heritage.

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Resurgence Brewing Company, Buffalo NY

This year, in addition to the participation of several Canadian breweries, Buffalo Beer Week will feature Stephen Beaumont, the internationally renowned craft beer expert from Toronto. Author of the forthcoming Beer & Food Companion and co-author of the internationally best-selling World Atlas of Beer, Stephen will co-host a unique food and craft beer pairing event at one of Buffalo’s hottest restaurants, Oshun Oyster Bar, and lead an historic rare beer tasting at the legendary Buffalo beer destination, the Pizza Plant Italian Pub.

Canadian breweries participating in the 6th Annual Ballpark Brew Bash at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo today (Saturday, September 26th) will include:
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company (Vankleek Hill, Ontario)
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery (Barrie, Ontario)
Cameron’s Brewing Company (Oakville, Ontario)
Mill St. Brew Pub (Toronto, Ontario)
Muskoka Brewery (Bracebridge, Ontario)
Unibroue (Chambly, Quebec)

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Resurgence Brewing Company, Buffalo NY

A flagship event of Buffalo Beer Week is Vines & Bines, a unique ‘farm-to-table’ wine and beer dinner featuring Canadian beer expert Stephen Beaumont and Niagara-on-the-Lake trained winemaker, Jonathon Oakes. The dinner takes place on Tuesday, September 29, at the popular Oshun Oyster Bar in downtown Buffalo and will feature six farm-to-table courses expertly paired with the craft beers and fine wines of New York state, southern Ontario and beyond. Reservations can be made by calling 716-848-4500 and tickets are $75 per person, plus tax and tip.

For more information about the all the events taking place during Buffalo Beer Week, please visit www.buffalobeerweek.com.

What’s your favourite local beer-themed event? Let us know in the comments below!