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Restaurant Spotlight: Miku Toronto

Restaurant Spotlight: Miku Toronto

Miku Toronto brings the famous Vancouver-based Aburi flavour to the East Coast. Located on 10 Bay Street near Queens Quay, the 7000 square foot restaurant boasts two private dining rooms, a raw bar and large outdoor dining patio. Including the guest favourite Aburi Oshi Sushi as well as innovative menu items influenced by local ingredients and flavours, the restaurant also boasts an extensive wine, sake, and cocktail list for excellent pairings.

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Customer Projects: Vol.67

Customer Projects: Vol.67

Laminated Guitar by Matt Dolmage

Sold to a customer in Australia the eccentric piece is a solid sapele body with a laminate top of (from centre out) bubinga, cherry, figured sapele, ziricote, purpleheart, western maple, padauk, wenge, flame maple, and mahogany. The pickup rings and cavity cover are sapele, and the neck is (centre-out) bloodwood, eastern maple, walnut, cherry, and more bloodwood, with a purpleheart fretboard and maple interval dots.

PLUS the body and neck are finished with Oil Natura Project Oil with a top coat of Hard Wax Oil.

Visit Matt’s Etsy Store!

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Restaurant Spotlight: Beasts and Bottles, Brooklyn

beasts and bottle Brooklyn restaurant

From left, Alexander LaPratt, Laurent Kalkotour and Leslie Affre of Beasts & Bottles. Credit: Danny Ghitis for The New York Times – Displayed on West Wind Hardwood’s Custom Charcuterie Board

Feasting in Fashion: Restaurant Spotlight

Beasts & Bottles (Brooklyn, NY USA) – Visit Website

Written up in The New York Times…Off the Menu by Florence Fabricant – May 3, 2016  

Equal parts wine bar and rotisserie restaurant, this Brooklyn Heights rookie comes from the team behind Atrium Dumbo, the Provence, France–bred duo of Leslie Affre and Laurent Kalkotour along with Alexander LaPratt. The latter is the borough’s sole master sommelier and 2011’s Best Sommelier in America, as chosen by the American Sommelier Association. He taps into these credentials with a wine list that spotlights smaller French producers and environmentally responsible wines. For the other half of the spot’s focus, Kalkotour fires up three breeds of rotisserie chicken: Crystal Valley cluckers from Indiana, served provençale style with rosemary, thyme and preserved lemons; Sasso chickens from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, slow-roasted and sauced with black truffle jus; and a Goffle Road Poultry Farm bird from New Jersey, finished with chili-infused hoisin, roasted peanuts and cilantro. The starring rotisserie can be seen in the open kitchen from the 55-seat dining room, which also features stained-glass paneling, whitewashed brick walls and a centerpiece wine station constructed from an 1876 tiger-maple butcher block.

Next year is someone’s 60th birthday; the following year is someone else’s 60th.  There has long been talk of a trip to the never-visited “Big Apple”. With Alexander (sommelier) LaPratt’s wine choices said to favour champagnes, I think a little trip might be apropos.

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Culinary Wood Serving Boards – Restaurants & Venues

Culinary Wood Serving Boards – Restaurants & Venues

We are happy to say we have served the following restaurants and venues with quality culinary wood products such as: serving boards, pizza paddles, menu boards, charcuterie boards, grilling planks and so much more! We are fortunate to have the ability with our machinery to create anything a customer desires to fit their corporate branding. Check out our gallery for photos of some of these projects.

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