Last Saturday, Meredith and I were walking down Mt. Pleasant and I noticed a new storefront, Pimenton: Spanish and Mediterranean Fine Foods. When we walked in, we found Chef Lola Csullog-Fernández behind the counter and Chef Laura Gildemeester walking out of the kitchen. Chef Lola taught both the Mediterranean and Spanish Regional Cuisine courses I attended at George Brown College.
At Pimenton, Meredith and I sampled some flatbreads and a feta and walnut dip. After picking a dip for the road an a ball of fried bulger wheat with bleu cheese, Lola handed us some traditional spanish cookies wrapped in paper -- exactly how my grandmother used to make them.
Pimenton opened its doors in January and is now serving take-away meals, and offering catering and classes.