Gastronomer, A “Haute” Marketplace & Food Concierge

by Leslie Yip

Love entertaining but hate the stress? Same here. Although I love to cook, I have to admit that I tend to get stressed out when entertaining a home. You spend the whole day tidying the house, setting the table, toiling in the kitchen and cleaning up again. By the time your guests arrive you are already tired out, you want to sit down and chat with them but you have to cook or there’s nothing to eat… do you sometimes feel the same way?


I really want to break this stress cycle as this is the very first time I had people over since the lockdown,   So I took advantage of the new GASTRONOMER food concierge service from Bayview Village. This is the ready-to-grill kit from Pusateri, and it comes with Caesar salad, vegetable skewers, roasted potatoes and two dry-aged rib eye steaks.


Caesar salad comes with a separately bottled Asiago sauce, croutons and shaved Asiago cheese. The skewers have zucchini, corn, sweet onion, sweet peppers and mushrooms. The potatoes are cooked and seasoned perfectly and just need to be reheated in the grill (upper ranch, eight to 10 minutes). But the star of the show is definitely the dry-aged rib eye. Pusateri is famous for it and you ca literally cut it with a butter knife.


The best part is that there is absolutely no work on my part except to turn on the BBQ. It means I ca enjoy the company of my guests so much more.


If you are interested in these meal kits, just go to You can search by vendor or theme, and in addition to grill kits from Pusateri, you will find middle eastern fare by Tabulè, pan-Asian cuisine from PŌPA, pizza kits from Il Fornello, dim sum from Pearl Bayview, and sweets from Breads and Roses and more. Just pick what you want, select a pickup time, and enjoy cut side pickup at Bayview Village Shopping Centre. Order a few and you are all set for the week!









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