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Real-deal ricotta gnocchi @ The Eaton Centre, bro!!!!

So, the other day I’m at the Eaton Centre, stocking up on warm socks for winter, when I walked past the Samsung Experience Store and saw a sign for the Samsung Chef Experience. Turns out that Chef Craig Harding from La Palma, home of the 100-layer lasagna, was whipping up some ricotta gnocchi with sausage and chilies…so you KNOW I had to come check it out!!!

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These tasty cheese nuggets in Flavourtown were hand-rolled and cut, brought to a boil and then finished in a pan with some dandelion greens — shut the back door!!!

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OK, now let’s break it down…

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Dude, this gnocchi was gn-yummy in my gn-tummy! You had the perfect spongy texture of the cheesy dumplings, with a bit of bitterness from the greens, nice crispy bites of sausage and a whole lotta fresh parma on top… You KNOW I went back for seconds, son!!!!!!!!!!!

Slaying 100 layer lasagna @ La Palma

You know how you walk past a place a buncha times, but never go inside? That was the case with me and La Palma, this funky joint on Dundas St. West. This place sorta skews Italian, but with a twist, and an all-white décor that looks straight outta Miami Vice.

Speaking of the 80’s, they were rocking a cheese-rock soundtrack up until the food arrived, at which point they played “The Final Countdown”—a song that should be playing every time food arrives at the table in Flavourtown! Dude, if there’s one dish that deserves a final countdown, it’s this 100 layer lasagna, bro!!!

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OK, so there’s not quite 100 layers here. Maybe 10 or 20. But it’s nice and crispy, hot outta the oven, with a nice sprinkling of mozza on top. There was nothing wrong with this lasagne at all—except that I probably couldda finished three of these, Jefferson Bro-ship! We built this body on pizza rolls!