Tucked between a flower shop and a dry cleaning store, in the heart of Toronto’s ritzy Rosedale neighbourhood, you’ll find one of the city’s true culinary treasures. Rosedale’s Finest is a feast for the senses.
All you have to do is check out their Insta account and you’ll see what we mean.
Yum. And there’s more where that came from!
The food speciality store and catering service will be celebrating its two-year anniversary in the new year. Within 24 months, Executive Chef and Owner, Jameson Watermulder, a ‘Best in Catering’ Notable Awards finalist, brought to life his vision for a one-stop-speciality-food-shop offering top quality products including prepared foods, fresh baked goods and an impressive array of gourmet grocery options. “All our fresh foods are prepared in our on-site kitchen and bakery daily by a small group of talented chefs,” says Jameson. “The team at Rosedale’s Finest is comprised of people from various parts of the world, which contributes to the original, authentic dishes that we create.”
Salivating yet? Well, here’s a treat for everyone attending tonights Notable Awards. Jameson will be catering a portion of the evenings’ eats! To get your taste buds going, check out a sneak peek of the menu:
A spin on the traditional ham and cheese sandwich, similar to the one offered at The Ritz Paris, this delicious savoury treat is as mouth-watering as it sounds. It begins with two crunchy outer layers, fresh and soft centre slices of bread. It’s then packed with ham and gruyere cheese goodness and topped with fresh, shaved truffle. Chef Jameson explains, “We believe that small batch production of all items offered is what sets us apart from the rest. In fact, our motto is “Quality over Quantity.”’ But don’t worry, the same fresh ingredients Rosedale’s Finest is known for will be used in the making of the sandwiches you’ll get to devour, so dig in!
Truffle Croque Monsieur
A spin on the traditional ham and cheese sandwich, similar to the one offered at The Ritz Paris, this delicious savoury treat is as mouth-watering as it sounds. It begins with two crunchy outer layer, fresh and soft centre slices of bread. It’s then packed with ham and gruyere cheese goodness and topped with fresh, shaved truffle. Chef Jameson explains, “We believe that small batch production of all items offered is what sets us apart from the rest. In fact, our motto is “Quality over Quantity.”’ But don’t worry, the same fresh ingredients Rosedale’s Finest is known for will be used in the making of the sandwiches you’ll get to devour, so dig in!
Fresh Salad Rolls
Prepared with a medley of crisp vegetables, green mango and fresh herbs, then enclosed in a soft, rice paper wrap, fresh salad rolls are always a crowd pleaser. “Simple yet distinct is usually what stands out. Ingredients and textures don’t necessarily have to be ‘completely out there’ to be a show stopper when it comes to flavour,” adds Jameson.
Pulled pork slow roasted for 24 hours, then drizzled with house-made bourbon BBQ sauce, served with fresh slaw on a brioche bun. Yes, please! With two decades of experience in the culinary world, The Chef’s creative eye and attention to detail is what sets him apart. “There is a little something for everyone in the dishes I create – from a novice to a fully developed palate. This is important when you’re serving any crowd, but especially when it’s a big gathering.”
We also asked Jameson about holiday entertaining tips, for all the parties you’ll be attending this season. He says the key is to start planning in advance. “It helps avoid unnecessary stress and enables you to be strategic with the menu. If you plan to work with a caterer, beverage specialist or rental group, having a plan will help you articulate your needs.”
Jameson’s next tip for holiday entertaining always includes crowd-pleasing appetizers. “A crudité or cheese and charcuterie board that stands out from the average will always impress your guests and start your culinary experience off on the right foot.”
Finally, ensure the right beverages are chosen once the menu has been confirmed. “Most chefs will be able to assist with this, however, if you’d like to take the decision making into your own hands your local LCBO specialist will be able to point you in the right direction with wine and spirit pairings.
A big thank you to all of our event partners: Aquamiel Tequila, Aviation American Gin, Axe & Hatchet Grooming Club, Barry’s Bootcamp Canada, BIO RAW, Château des Charmes, Charles Smith Wines, Chatime, Chez’s Restaurant, Clarity Wines, Corby Wines, Craft Kitchen, Crawford Wines, Creekside Estate Winery, Flow Water, Greenwood Defence, INFINITI Canada, Inkbox, J. Lohr, Kim Crawford Wines,Kronenbourg Brewery, Lakeview Wine Co., Life is Sweet, Live Green Toronto, Loft Urban Salon, Lyft, Maker Pizza, Meiomi Coastal California Wines, Mr. Sub, New Zealand Wine, OPEN Wines, Profile Wine Group, Ravenswood Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, Rosedale’s Finest, Ruffino Prosecco, Santa Margherita, Seedlip, Showpass, Skyscanner Canada, Soothe, SQUISH Candy,Stoli Vodka,Surmesur, Taylor Fladgate Port, The Food Dudes, The Marine Stewardship Council, Villa Sandhi, Wayne Gretzky Estates, Wines of Germany, and Wines of South Africa!