This past week, the “Flavours of Summer” pop-up dinner was presented by Mielye Mitchell, Jorge Tuane and Aphrodite’s Organic Cafe. “Flavours of Summer” was a farm-to-table dining experience featuring seasonal organic produce from local organic farms such as Solefood Street Farms, Glorious Organics and Cropthorn Organic Farms. This dinner followed “The Flavours of Spring” event which took place last month.
“Flavours of Summer” included five courses with complimentary wine pairings and dessert. I attended as media; here is a look at all the deliciousness of the evening.
Amuse Bouche: Ahi Tuna
Puffed Rice Crisp – Ahi Tuna – Cilantro Aioli – Compressed Cucumber – Togarashi | Bella – 2016 Sparkling Chardonnay (Naramata, BC)
First Course: Tomato Consommé
Variations Of Tomato – Pickled Watermelon – Baby Radish | Sea Star – 2017 Siegerrebe (Pender Harbour, BC)
Second Course: Baby Beets
Buttermilk Goat Cheese – Guanciale – Walnut Crumb – Blackberry Vinaigrette | Urlar – 2015 Pinot Noir (NZ)
Third Course: Ratatouille
Sourdough Crumble – Dill Pasta Sheet – Celery Asiago Foam | Little Farm – 2016 Cabernet Franc Rose (Cawston, BC)
Fourth Course: Pan Seared Ling Cod
Baby Vegetables – Cucumber Emulsion – Chive Oil – Potato Crumb | Ex Nihilo – 2016 Pinot Gris (BC)
Fifth Course: Sous Vide Hanger Steak
Pea Purée – Morel Mushroom Jus – Bok Choy Rapini – Leek Hay | Katogi Averoff – 2013 Xinomavro (Greece)
Dessert: Lemon Chiffon
Lemon Curd – Coconut Macerated Strawberries – Vanilla Whip | La Stella – 2016 Moscato (BC)