On Sunday, November 27th I attended a fabulous event at Seasons by Atlantica, co-hosted by the restaurant and wine guru/writer Natalie McLean.
The event was one of many stops in Natalie’s book tour for her newest wine book, Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines.
Full disclosure: I was lucky enough to be extended a complimentary ticket to the event – worth $100 – and the event was held at Atlantica Hotel Halifax, a client of mine that I work with in my social media marketing business.
So… I can’t exactly review the event in an unbiased way, but I will share with you photos of the amazing food, and, I can say I had some great company sitting at Natalie’s table chatting with her and with my gal pal Kristen of the awesome food and beverage blog With Bite!
Welcome: Gustave Lorentz Cremant d’Alsace Brut
Housemade breads and rolls
Smoked carrot and Acadian maple spread
Dr. ZenZen Sonnenhofberger Riesling
First course: local lobster, sake, vanilla, drapings of Thai flavours, pickled octopus, brown butter tapioca, lychee & dulce de leche
Goats in Villages Viognier
Second course: sous vide Meadowbrook hanger steak, braised pancetta, butternut squash, black garlic, deviled qual egg, falafel crumbs
Rosemount show reserve grenache shiraz mourvedre
Dessert course: nitrogen beet and agave, torched shortbread, honey chocolate, black cherry, maraschino powder, fried peanut, pineapple