SPRINGBANK WINE CLUB, YEAR-END BBQ

This past Friday I had the pleasure of catering yet another Springbank Wine Club event.  This time it was their year-end BBQ and was open to all members of the club rather than the last dinner, which was only for club executives.  The evening started off with a quick meet and greet for those who didn’t have a chance to meet at previous events, followed by a tasting with Sergei and Karina of Black Stallion Spirits, followed by dinner prepared by yours truly.  I had a lot of fun with this one.  It was a nice challenge to shop, prep and cook for 60 people while solo!  Have a look below to read what was sipped and eaten throughout the evening.  Thanks to the Springbank Wine Club for having me and to the Bond family for allowing me to take over your amazing kitchen!

Sparkling

Cantico Prosecco (Veneto, Italy)

La Spinetta Moscato D’Asti 2010 (Piemonte, Italy)

Whites

Saxenburg Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (South Africa)

La Spinetta Toscana Vermentino 2009 (Tuscany, Italy)

Reds

La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Sangiovese 2007 (Tuscany, Italy)

Campagnola Amarone 2006 (Veneto, Italy)

Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva 2008 (Argentina)

Kokomo Zinfandel 2008 (Sonoma, California, USA)

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Menu

Wild Rice Salad

apricots, cranberries, celery, walnuts, parsley

w/ orange balsamic vinaigrette

Mixed Salad Greens

spiced candied pecans, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, fairwinds farms goat cheese

w/ mint+lemon+garlic vinaigrette

Green Bean, Baby Potato and Artichoke

w/ garlic + dijon mustard vinaigrette

Korean Style Flank Steak

w/ fermented cabbage + scallion slaw

Wild BC Sockeye Salmon

cedar planked w/ grainy mustard and maple syrup glaze

Chocolate Brownies

lightly dusted with confectioner’s sugar

Lemon Squares

w/ sweet mascarpone and blackberries