Food Pairings For Wine Tasting Event November 14, 2010
Posted October 24th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Food Pairings For Wine Tasting Event
After much thought and preparation, Chef Chris Whittaker has given us the food pairings for the event. These pairings look fantastic and each and everyone should enjoy learning how to make them as well. The pairings and order of wines is as follows:
Pacifica White (January)
Poached West Coast Mussels with Aji and Avocado Crema (part of this dish will be made at the table by everyone)
This dish features Duqqa Traditional from Cooks 'n Corks.
Australian Shiraz/Viognier (January)
Beef Sliders with aged cheddar and Caramelized Onions
This dish features Caramelized Onions from Cooks 'n Corks.
Italian Primitivo (February)
Smoked Paprika Braised Short Rib Arancini
This dish features Smoked Paprika from Cooks 'n Corks.
Portugese Douro Tinto (April)
Shiitake Mushroom and Barbeque pork Rice Wraps (part of this dish will be made at the table by everyone)
This dish features Sesame Oil from Cooks 'n Corks.
Also as an added bonus the room will feature wine and food related art by local artist Melanie Cossey. Melanie will also be on hand to answer any questions regarding her art. Her art would make a great addition to anybodies wine cellar or any other place in the home.
Wine Tasting Special Event
After last years successful Selection Limited Edition Wine Tasting Event there was no question that we were going to do it again this year. This year we have teamed up with Cooks 'n Corks to put on an even more entertaining evening. The event will take place on Sunday November 14th, 2009. We will have two seatings one at 5pm (only a very few left at Cooks 'n Corks) and one at 8pm and will be located again at the Old Mill Boathouse in Port Moody. Tickets for the event are available for purchase at the store as well as Cooks 'n Corks on a first come first serve basis and are $25 each. Each seating only has 100 spots and are expected to go quickly, so do not wait too long. Even if you are not interesting in this years Limited Edition Series this night promises to be a fun night for anyone who enjoys wine. We also encourage you to let friends and family know about the event as new customers are welcome as well.
The price for the kits this year are $185 for on-premise and $125 to take the kit home. As usual we are taking pre-orders with a deposit of $25 per wine kit. To guarantee the kits of your choice pre-orders need to placed before December 10, 2010. We will also be offering oak barrel aging on the red wines for an additional $30 plus taxes on a first come, first serve basis. The barrel spots are limited and requests for them are high, so please let us know with your pre-order as soon as possible to ensure you are not left without a spot.
This year we will be only offering our gift for ordering any five Selection Limited Edition wine kits if you place your pre-order at the wine tasting event. The gift this year will be a beautiful wine themed gift basket valued at $80. The baskets will be available when you pay the balance of your first Selection Limited Edition kit. As well that night Cooks 'n Corks will be offering an exclusive deal for their wonderful Cooking & Wine classes.... Christmas comes early - buy any three classes and receive a 4th class for free.
The event this year is going to be extra special as with teaming up with Cooks 'n Corks, we are bringing one of the Chefs they use for their cooking classes. The chef will be showing everyone how to create a pairing dish for each of the wines. Part of the evening will be that you get to make a couple of the dishes yourselves. The chef that will be doing the event is Executive Chef Chris Whittaker of O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar at the Listel Hotel.
Chef Chris Whittaker's Bio:
Chris Whittaker began his culinary career at the tender age of sixteen in Thunder Bay, Ontario. After working in a number of the finer restaurants with chefs of diverse backgrounds and styles, he turned his attention west. After a stop in the Rockies at the prestigious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Whittaker made his way to Vancouver --- a city perfectly suited to his creative and contemporary sensibility.
Since arriving in Vancouver in 2000, Whittaker has been an integral player in some of Vancouver’s most interesting kitchens. Working under David Griffiths at the Delta Vancouver Suites and later taking the helm as Executive Chef at the Pacific Palisades Hotel and Zin Restaurant, Whittaker has garnered praise for his eclectic cooking style and passion for local products and ethically sound ingredients. Chris is currently Executive Chef at O’Douls’s Restaurant & Bar on Robson where he continues to captivate guests with his creative genius!