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V-Fest dinner night now over...

Philter's picture

...and can't believe I waited this long to go to one! Great food /greater people!


Enjoyed meeting everyone, and can't wait to see pic.s, I am fully sated, and can't believe the reactions creme fraiche elicits! 


Spent most of the evening chatting, with a pleasant Swedish/German ex- flight attendant and  left a little bit of my heart at the restaurant! Gotta talk her into trying lamb tho'! ;>)


Enjoyed immensely ,and many thanks to Sandra for organizing it all, cheers,Phil.


 


 


 


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Jean's picture

(post #56937, reply #1 of 44)

Jeez, I'm so jealous!


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #56937, reply #2 of 44)

I am looking forward to pictures!

how many happy CTers were there?

anyone ended up dancing naked on top of a table????? :-)

 


 


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MadMom's picture

(post #56937, reply #3 of 44)

anyone ended up dancing naked on top of a table????? :-)


No, I couldn't make it, darn.




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ashleyd's picture

(post #56937, reply #4 of 44)

It waS SUPERB. Chef Brian Fowke did a magnificent job cooking for 14 of us, basically in a market stall. We asked questions, were shown techniques and then ate the wonderful food. They set up the table in the aisle in from of the stall, almost surreal but yet surprisingly intimate.


The menu was:


Victoria Gin & White Tea Martini


CHILLED CUCUMBER & BUTTERMILK SOUP
BC Spot Prawns, sherry pickled tomato, horseradish mousse
Twisted Tree 2008 Viognier Roussanne


CURED WILD COHO SALMON
Citrus cured and tea smoked, creme fraiche, parsley, caper salad
Road 13 2007 Ol Vines Chenin Blanc


SWEET PEA RISOTTO
Mint, crackling smoked pork
Lake Breeze 2008 Semillon


BRAISED ANGUS SHORT RIB
Potato puree, horseradish cream, red wine, shallots
Hester Creek 2005 Reserve Merlot


DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Strawberries, Chantilly cream, pastry
Summerhill Chalice


I took quite a few photos but didn't use flash so quite a lot are blurred, I'll see if I can rescue any.


And Assibams definitely won't eat lamb!


 



Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

MadMom's picture

(post #56937, reply #5 of 44)

Sounds delightful, and I know the company was wonderful.  So sorry I had to miss it.



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shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56937, reply #6 of 44)

Great food amidst great company! Life does not get any better than that. I'm sure more details will be forthcoming, but for me the best part was being surrounded by some of the most interesting and engaging people I know. And Chef Fowkes' take on salmon and the short ribs are the stuff of dreams.

We're still on our first cup of coffee this morning, but this afternoon we'll be meeting up with Meanie & Jersey Girl, Ashley & Jen, and others for more culinary adventures, including afternoon tea at Barbara Jo's Books to Cooks and dinner at Vij's.




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AnnL's picture

(post #56937, reply #7 of 44)

Oh, sounds like a wonderful time.   I so wish I was there!  Enjoy the day!

Ann
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Marcia's picture

(post #56937, reply #9 of 44)

I'm full of envy, but I know you'll continue to have a wonderful time.

ashleyd's picture

(post #56937, reply #10 of 44)

Just a few (low quality I'm afraid) pics


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Adele's picture

(post #56937, reply #11 of 44)

Le sigh.   I was there in spirit!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

RheaS's picture

(post #56937, reply #21 of 44)

Missed you and MadMom. Thoroughly enjoyed dinner. The salmon was incredible and I'm a bit of a salmon snob. I'll post pictures once I'm finished with my seemingly neverending move. I haven't even looked to see if any of the pictures turned out. Wish I could have gone to Vij's last night or fried chicken today. Hopefully I'll get to meet MeanChef before he leaves.

Adele's picture

(post #56937, reply #22 of 44)

You must meet the MeanOne!  He's on my list too.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

wonka's picture

(post #56937, reply #23 of 44)

I ended up missing Vij's too, although it was part of my plans. Loved the dinner, but I wish I was feeling better. Turned out I was at the beginning of an adverse drug reaction that went into full effect that evening and is with me still. Despite that, I was sure glad that I was able to participate in the Granville Island event. We both had a great time.

It was great being able to add a face to a few more names.

shoechick's picture

(post #56937, reply #24 of 44)

Vij's was wonderful.  My poor husband was literally dragged there the whole time saying "I hate Indian Food".....half way through his dinner, he just casually sat back and said.."I was wrong"  :)


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wonka's picture

(post #56937, reply #26 of 44)

I love Vij's food and it's even better when you go with great company. Sorry I missed you.

soupereasy's picture

(post #56937, reply #28 of 44)

Love it.  Never know until you try the good stuff!

SallyBR1's picture

(post #56937, reply #12 of 44)

(Sally pouts)

I was with Adele

 


 


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(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

MadMom's picture

(post #56937, reply #13 of 44)

Nice to see everyone.  Wish I could have been there!



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Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

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Canuck's picture

(post #56937, reply #14 of 44)

That sounds and looks wonderful. I know exactly where you were. I wouldn't have thought there was enough space, but it does look just right.

chiquiNO's picture

(post #56937, reply #16 of 44)

wish there were names to go with the faces so we would know who is who????

 

 

madnoodle's picture

(post #56937, reply #17 of 44)

Me too--I recognize Assibams, and possibly Glenys, but I'm stumped on the rest.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?


 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Philter's picture

(post #56937, reply #18 of 44)

That's me, Philter, next to Assibams on my right, Optijen,Mrs Ashley on  my left, and next to her would have been Ashley, but he's taking the pic.


 


 


"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

Philter's picture

(post #56937, reply #19 of 44)

First group shot, left to right...


Valley, Glenys,Peter, Sandra (shywoodland creature), Mr. Wonka, Wonka,with Eric the host in the background...


 second group shot...


Mr. Ouzo, Ouzo, Assibams, Philter,Optijen, Ashley's chair..


solo photo shot, Chef Brian Fowkes.


 


 


"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

ashleyd's picture

(post #56937, reply #20 of 44)

The shot of Brian Fowkes has RheaS in the foreground


Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

madnoodle's picture

(post #56937, reply #25 of 44)

Thanks Philter--that helps.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?


 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Valley's picture

(post #56937, reply #27 of 44)

I can add a few names.  I call it the 3rd picture 1360.  Left of Glenys is Peter and Shywoodlancreature.  The man standing behind owns Edible and I am on Glenys right in the blue and white top.


Ann

Geoffchef's picture

(post #56937, reply #29 of 44)

I really must attend one of these shindigs sometime.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
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ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

madnoodle's picture

(post #56937, reply #30 of 44)

Me too.  Swing by Saskatchewan and pick me up on your way by, would you?

What if there were no hypothetical questions?


 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Geoffchef's picture

(post #56937, reply #31 of 44)

Deal.
But we still have to get together one of these years on your Manitoba visits. Dinner at Rembrandt's on Hwy 44 perhaps?

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56937, reply #32 of 44)

Yes, you must. We've got space to put you up, provided you don't mind sharing digs with the dogs...




"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"