Phew what a long week of wine food and fun!
Saturday began as the trend seems to go w/ me blogging all morning. Ive realized now my diligence towards recording every possible part of the #Vpiwf was starting to get in the way of my culinary explorations. Luckily, today was the #bcpaired lunch at Provence Marinaside hosted by the BC Wine institute.
I arrived on time to be greeted by a large crowd already piling up try all the BC pairings….
Saturday was a nice break for me. Admittedly I was very tired by this point. I had been pacing myself(unlike some un-named friends who had a lot of fun at the Chambar on Friday night). *Cough* Rick B *cough* oh what was that, sorry I must need some water… Arriving on time for the #BCpaired lunch, I was happily surprised to see I would not have to wait for multiple courses, but just graze on the feast before me.
Greeted by Lindsay from the BC Wine Institute, I ventured forth w/ my plate mounted wine glass in hand. (I’ve been good at balancing wine glasses, luckily, there was no incidents today). The lunch was a whirlwind of nibbles, spits, and lots of chatting. It was great to talk w/ John SKinner from Painted Rock(and finally try the Syrah). I was also finally able to meet one of my personal *wine stars* Pascal Madevon of Osoyoos Larose. Overall it was a great lunch, Thank you BC Wine Institute, BC wineries, and Provence Marinaside for the great pairings!
Note: This wraps up my Vancouver part of this VPIWF Blog. Check back later this week for my follow-up post and a list of all the great wines I sipped at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival 2012. Cheers, Salud
The #BCPaired Lunch:
(at Provence Marinaside)
Poplar Grove Pinot Gris 2010
Beet & Basil Cured Sockeye Gravadlox
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Chardonnay 2010
Burrowing Owl Chardonnay 2009
Lobster & Saffron Risotto Balls
Sawmill Bay Oysters w/ Pear Mignonette
Lake Breeze Vineyards Zephyr Brut NV
Seared Scallops w/ Caviar (Best Paired White)
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate Gold Series Chardonnay 2010
Red Rooster Winery Reserve Pinot Blanc 2010
Crustacean Bisque “Cappuccino”
Osoyoos LaRose Le Grand Vin 2008
Osoyoos LaRose Petales d’Osoyoos 2009
Veal Sweetbread Beignet
Painted Rock Estate Winery Syrah 2008
Perberton Valley Beef Carpaccio Crostini (Best Paired Red)
Painted Rock Estate Winery Merlot 2008
Grilled Lamb Merguez Sausage
Sandhill Gamay Noir 2010
Duck Liver Parfait
Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2009
Duck Confit on Hazelnut Crisp
Favorite Wine – White:(unpaired)
Mission Hill Reserve Riesling 2010 – $18.99
Favorite Wine – Red(unpaired)
Osoyoos LaRose La Grand Vin 2008 – $45.00
Favorite Pairing White
Burrowing Owl Vineyards Chardonnay 2009 w/ Lobster & Saffron Risotto Balls $24.90
Favorite Pairing Red
Painted Rock Merlot 2008 w/ Grilled Lamb Merguez Sausage – $40.00
Pemberton Valley Beef Carpaccio Crostini & Tomato Bocconcini Skewers