MedicalGiraffee is back to town and she had a GroupOn for Raw Canvas. The GroupOn came with 2 tasting plates, and 2 small canvases.
Raw Canvas is a tapas lounge, wine bar and art studio.
The restaurant is split up into 2 parts. A lounge area with long tables! It looks great for big groups and parties.
And then the other half is where all the painting begins! All you need to do is grab a coat, a canvas, and paints and you are set!
You get a plate thing for you to put your paint. If you like to layer your paints and don’t want things to smudge, you get hairdryers to dry the paintings. Also, its good if you want to bring your painting home. You really don’t want paint getting on your clothes or car.
These were the choices for the tasting menu. The tasting menu is $15 and comes with your choice of 3 items on the left side and 3 from the right. The left side has mostly meat and cheese, while the other are spreads, sauces, pickled items, nuts, and dried fruits.
MedicalGiraffe chose :
- Hot Sopressata: italian style dry hot pepper salami
- ile-aux-grues 5 year cheddar: moderately sharp with an outstanding depth of ﬂavour.
- vintage 3 yr gouda: sharp and sweet, like good butterscotch
- Matiz Fig Spread
- Organic Almonds
- Organic Aprocots
I chose the:
- Rosette de Lyon: french salami made by granville island’s oyama
- Brie de Meaux: vegetal, earthy flavour
Parrano: creamy, sweet ﬂavour of gouda. mellow, buttery, nutty
- Kalamata Olives
- Dijon Mustard
All the Tasting plates came with a bowl of bread. You can put your items from your tasting plate onto it.
I had a flight of white wine ( About $10). It had 3 types of white wine, but since I am not a wine expert, it all tasted the same to me. I chose white win because its sweeter than red.
MedicalGiraffe had one flight of red wine (About $10).
We stood there instead of setting at the tables because we wanted to paint and eat at the same time. It was quite hard resisting to eat a bit while we had paint on our hands. I have a feeling we ate quite a bit of paint.
This is what we made in the end. An abstract painting… and a weird cartoon painting ripped off from the internet.
Words of Wisdom:
- Best to have reservations
- Meter Parking on street
- Not a place to go alone, best with a group. More people = more Fun
We rate Raw Canvas:
1046 Hamilton St