I’m not really the sentimental kind of person to celebrate Valentine’s Day. but it was the day Chef_Rouge and I finally arrived in Toronto after a crazy ride across country with a terrible U-Haul Experience but amazing night in Quebec City.
He made crazy crostini type nachos from what we could find in the corner store. It was perfect.
So while Valentine’s Day is a cheesy holiday, February 14th is special because we could finally be together in one city. That may be the only Valentine Day we celebrate alone. Because the brutal truth to being with a chef is that you’ll never have holidays to yourself – not on the actual day. Because that’s when people celebrate, go out, have fun…and eat in restaurants.
I’m actually thrilled we’re not alone this year. Le Dolci, an amazing bake shop in the city, asked Loka Snacks to host a chocolate dinner tasting menu on the 14th and it sold out so quickly we also hosted one on the 13th. Our Valentine’s weekend was helping others celebrate.
Loka Snacks is a one-man business with my help and this meant our rent for next month was paid (yay) and we are continuing on the path to find an investor to turn Loka Snacks nomadic restaurant into Loka, the bricks and mortar restaurant. And it was exciting because the food being served was pretty incredible – can you imagine paying only $80 for this?
So yes we worked while serving strangers in love, but I was so thankful they chose us over some restaurant because they’re helping us get one step closer to our goal.
It may not have been the most romantic night but it was still perfect all the same.