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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Eat to the Beat

My friend Liz and I have shared many (many) birthdays together; all of which have always involved good food and drinks. 

For my birthday this year, I had the pleasure of being treated by Liz to a chef table event called "Go Cooking"- an evening of food prepared by a local chef, a sample plate of each course along with a wine tasting and education by a professional sommelier.  You had me at an evening of food....

Go Cooking is held at our local newspaper, The Hamilton Spectator building at 44 Frid Street in Hamilton.  They have a fully functioning kitchen and the chefs prepare their deliciousness in an interactive and entertaining style.

This evening's chefs were from West Plains Bistro in Burlington ( - a venue that I have wanted to try for some time.  Based on the yummy creations that were prepared, I am sure to plan a visit soon.

Appetizer - Wine Steamed Clams with lemon, dill & caper butter
Wine - UMA Coleccion Torrontes from Argentina (LCBO $9.95)

Main - Seared Sea Scallops with lemon and lavender glaze, Risotto with chives, green beans and golden beets
Wine - Fazi Battaglia Verdicchio from Italy (LCBO $11.20)

 Desert - Lemon Mouse with summer berries in phyllo pastry
Wine - Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut (LCBO $13.95)
The sommelier services were provided by Peter Bacchus from Bacchus Sommelier Services (  They are available for private parties and educational seminars - how great would it be to have a gathering of friends and have Bacchus provide an education session and sampling of wines!
For more information on the GO Cooking series, visit

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