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 (www.westplainsbistro.com) - 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 (www.bacchussommelier.com). 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 www.gocooking.ca
Visit my friend Liz's blog - www.experiencehamilton.blogspot.ca