“Captain America is weakest. He has only frisbee. And the ugliest mask, and he knows it’s ugly – that’s why sometimes he doesn’t wear.”
– Akemi on Captain America
We’re two weeks away from boarding a plan back to Vancouver. As you can see, Lulu and Bubba are ready to go…BUT will have to shave a little more weight before they’re deemed flight-worthy. Despite the fact that we’re cutting down on their meal portions and treats, they remain decidedly chunk-monkeyesque. I suggested we adopt an alternate weight loss plan: weigh them every morning and whoever’s heaviest doesn’t get to eat that day. In response to my idea, Bubba game me THIS look:
Speaking of eating, my Goodbye Toronto Tour continues. On Tuesday night, Akemi and I met up with fellow foodie and Dark Matter Social Media Czar Natalie Cooper for dinner at Piano Piano, home of our favorite pizza in town –
The Sweet Hornet: mozzarella, fior di latte, soppressata, black olive, honey n’ chilli.
Also two delicious pastas…
Caccio e Pepe Agnolotti: ricotta, black pepper, parmigiano
Pillowy potato gnocci with peas and asparagus.
And, for dessert, one of the chocolatiest chocolate desserts I’ve enjoyed in recent memory:
Triple Coco Barry 70% Chocolate Cake Chocolate Ice Cream: almond, Maldon salt, caramel.
Today, Akemi and I were walking down the street when I heard someone say: “Hey, you’re Joseph Mallozzi.” My initial reaction was: “Oh, shit. They re-ran that episode of America’s Most Wanted.” But no. It turns out the spotter, Mike, is a longtime Stargate fan and reader/lurker of this blog. Delighted, I invited him and his co-worker, Lovella, to Soma for a quick chocolate-tasting. Their after-lunch office meeting could wait…
Yep, that is one shocking selection!
Full of chocolate and goodwill, Akemi and I headed up to Queen Street West where we picked up some pork butt for tomorrow’s slow-roast…but not before stopping by Nugateau, Toronto’s premiere eclair-only patisserie for some desert…round 2!
Left = The Mont Tremblant: 70% single origin dark chocolate mousse, whipped praline ganache, hazelnut praline grains (for me!).
Right = Raspberry Rose: whipped raspberry rose ganache and vanilla mascarpone, raspberry rose & lychee compote (for her!).
Our Goodbye Tour continues tonight as we head out with Dark Matter’s TWO, Melissa O’Neil! Here are a couple of pictures of her cozying up to the enemy in some BTS shots from our season 1 finale:
Head on over to @DarkMatter_show for all the behind the scenes visuals!