So with that in mind, here's a photographic tour of some of the highlights from the 2011 Ottawa Wine and Food Show. There won't be any recipes included in this post since I doubt I could ever recreate this stuff!
|2010 White Rabbit from Waupoos Winery in Prince Edward County, Ontario - Varietal: Pinot Gris, Riesling, Auxerrois|
|Soy Cones with Goat Cheese (and other tasty goodness) - from Le Moulin in Wakfield, Quebec|
|Kari enjoys the wine!|
|Utterly delicious White Bean and Sausage Cassoulet topped with Smoked Duck - from Le Moulin in Wakfield, Quebec|
|A nibble of Praline Milk Chocolate from Chocolatier Rochef - Gatineau, Quebec|
|Kari enjoying a Four-Spice Dark Chocolate from Chocolatier Rochef|
|Angus Slider (from the Sheraton in Gatineau, I believe) and Cleavage!|
|A taste of "Et La lumière fut!" Blonde beer from Les Brasseurs du Temps - Gatineau, Quebec|
|Les Brasseurs du Temps booth|
|Caught in the act of pre-lamb-meatball snarf - Plate was a Greek appetizer collection from Mystiko in Ottawa|
|Thalia - a Greek blend (can't remember the varietals involved)|
|Naoussa 2007 - a really tasty Greek Boutari wine|
|Who doesn't enjoy a good cheese flower?|
|A locavore sampler plate courtesy of Savour Ottawa and partners.|
|Chocolate-Pecan Pie from Life of Pie (not sure what that pink stuff is)|
|Shadow Ridge 2009 - California Cabernet Sauvignon - As expected, good times!|
|Shots of port in dark chocolate cups? Don't mind if I do!|
|Flirting with hot girl in a velvet dress. Too bad I forgot her name! It must be noted that this was near the end and sobriety was a very distant memory, but this was a very nice way to end the night!|
So, there you are, just a few glimpses of the drunken fun that is the Ottawa Wine and Food Show.
See you there in 2012!