Did you know that The Boathouse holds wine pairing dinner events at their various locations? Last week, I was invited to attend the Sip. Taste. Mingle event at the Boathouse Richmond where Chef Alex Mok put together a French-inspired 6 course meal with Asian twists and wine pairings by CedarCreek Estate Winery. Here’s a look at the dishes that were presented that evening.
Disclosure: All food and drinks were complimentary. Opinions are my own.
First up was the Gelee au Poulet, a lemograss poached chicken, brioche crouton, with pickled vegetables. Paired with a 2015 CedarCreek Pinot Gris.
Next was the Dungeness Crab Salad with avocado marble, apple cider vinaigrette and raspberry coulis. Paired with a 2015 CedarCreek Chardonnay.
The third appetizer we had was the Escoffier’s Escargot. Who would have thought classic French food at The Boathouse? The escargots were sauteed with garlic, fresh herbs and had a rye bread crumble that was supposed to mimic soil. Paired with a 2013 CedarCreek Platinum Block 2 Pinot Noir.
One of the main entrees was the Sous Vide Fraser Valley Duck Breast with apple ginger chutney, balsamic reduction, pommes dauphine and mango puree. Paired with a 2014 CedarCreek Merlot.
My favorite dish of the evening was the Sakura Farm Pork Tenderloin with a double smoked bacon, bacon Yukon mash, and roasted root vegetables. Paired with a 2014 CedarCreek Meritage.
Last but not least for dessert was the Raspberry S’mores featuring a housemade raspberry marshmallow, crispy bread pudding and white chocolate wafer. The wine pairing was a 2015 CedarCreek Riesling.
And it was all sorts of gooey goodness with this dessert!
For more information on upcoming events at The Boathouse, please visit boathouserestaurants.ca.