Natalie McLean Wine Dinner and Book Launch

Originally posted Nov. 28, 2011

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!

Menu:

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

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