G and I spent Friday at Pearson International, over-nighting at the Sheraton, which is – some would say – far too close to the landing runways at Pearson. Our room shook as the planes flew, seemingly metres above, the hotel’s roof.
The newest Sheraton at Pearson features a pretty fine restaurant and prides itself on good cuisine (quite rare for hotels near airports). We opted to stay in and sample the in-room service, which appeared within 30 minutes of our order.
1) here comes one; 2) duck or it’ll hit you
3) the chefs modern take on salad nicoise (excellent); 4) chicken panini (also mighty fine)
Saturday morning we had our interviews with the Americans at Pearson that included iris scans and finger printing. After a 30-second ethernet journey to FBI Headquarters in Washington for final verifications we both are now FBI-approved. Woohoo! That will certainly make things much easier as we continue our adventures.
On Saturday night we took advantage of a discount we had for Westin and stayed at the Westin Harbour Castle, overlooking Toronto Harbour and the Islands. We opted again to try the in-room dining – and really pigged out, ordering calamari two-ways, 3 micro burgers, a California cob salad and a pizza with every blessed topping on it save the kitchen sink. Blee joined us and it was good fun eating and watching Julie & Julia.
7 & 8) the sweeping view of the harbour and Toronto Islands from our room – is that a November sky or what?
9) Blee prepares to tuck into our food
Yesterday, G added meat pie-making to the day’s agenda. G’s meat pies are TOO-DIE-FOR and are as good as my mom’s. I’d be stuck having to pick a favourite. Well done G!
I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a meat pie in person let alone eat one! They do look scrumptious though!
I’ve never had a meat pie; it looks so easy! I’m very tempted to make one for the holidays… Question: What do you use to keep the filling “together”?
I’m not sure I’m following this. Why did you stay at the airport hotel and what is this about FBI approval? Sorry if I’m being dense…
Those meat pies look really good! I hope you’ll accept mail order on your next batch?