"The Final Countdown"? Europe (the band, not the continent) is the butt of many jokes around here, but there's more to today's title than just some weird in-joke. Life at "...an endless banquet"/Švestka Preserves Inc. HQ has been nuttier than a fruitcake over the last couple of weeks since our last sale because we rolled up our sleeves once again and got right back into high production ("the show must go on," right?) so that we could be ready for our final sale of the year. That's right, this weekend the "...an endless banquet"/Švestka Preserves mobile unit will be on the go once more, and this one's going to be extra-special, folks. You see, for this final sale, a three-day extravaganza/Christmas bazaar at the Société des arts technologiques/Society for Arts and Technology called Souk@SAT*, we've teamed up with none other than Camilla Wynne-Ingr of Backroom Bakeshoppe fame, to bring the finest in holiday goodies. That means that in addition to some of our tried-and-true classics, we'll be offering a whole assortment of baked goods, including cookies (gingerbread and Mexican chocolate),
traditional Siena-style panforte (!), and homemade fruitcakes made with home-candied quinces, oranges, lemons, and pineapples that have been liberally spritzed with brandy every other day for the last few weeks (!!). Forget what you think you know about fruitcake--this is the real deal.
It all goes down this Friday, December the 8th, through Sunday, December the 10th, at the SAT gallery, 1195 St-Laurent Blvd.
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12 noon to 9:00 pm, Sunday, 12 noon to 5:00 pm.
For more information, check out the Souk@SAT website.
*SOUK [suk] n. m. - 1848 ; Arab word 1. The souk is a marketplace, which origins date back to ancient times. 2. FIG FAM. Within the souk, one might expect to find almost anything. What a souk!
SOUK@SAT [sukatsat] n. - 2003 ; mingled word 1. Bazar organized like a huge loft where we can find a multitude of Montreal’s contemporary creations.?2. Idea place to find original, stylish and well-thought-of gifts in a vivid atmosphere. What a souk !