After trudging through a sleet-storm, crowds of faithful foodies warmed up in the beautifully renovated All The Best Fine Foods shop in Rosedale on Wednesday. Chef Vikram Vij was in town from Vancouver, helping to celebrate the gourmet food shop’s new space, which will be carrying his packaged gourmet curries. (We spotted him later on Wednesday evening having dinner at Frank.) Between mouth-watering samples of delicious curry, we heard Vij speak about the importance of good ingredients, and the extra little bit of care that goes into every dish cooked at his restaurants, Vij’s and Rangoli. You can now take that care home for yourself, and while you’re at it, stock up on all the delicious goodies All The Best has to offer.

Sample flavours from their artisanal cheese room, choose from a selection of prepared gourment meals, grab a panini and pastry, or stock up on bestselling cookbooks, and offerings from brands like Cipriani, Harry’s Bar, and Venice. We especially loved the Magia Blanca colourful pasta, and went back for second samples of Hercule de Charlevoix (a sharp Quebec cheese.)

All The Best Fine Foods is located at 1101 Yonge St.

~Haley Cullingham