Category Archives: Dinner Parties

Ice Syrup

I was recently introduced to a new product called Ice Syrup, created by my old friend and long time Niagara-on-the-Lake grape grower, Steve Murzda.  Ice Syrup is essentially unfermented icewine juice.  The berries are left to freeze on the vine … Continue reading

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Celebrating The 2011 Harvest

After a labour intense harvest of fourteen plus hour days, little sleep and physical fatigue the best way to celebrate is with a party!  Glenn Symons, the proprietor of Lighthall Vineyards in Prince Edward County, did just that this past … Continue reading

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Canadian Tartiflette and Chardonnay

In an effort to eat more meatless meals (for environmental reasons), as well as to always embrace local produce and goods, I arranged a comfortable meal at home using a traditional French dish.  Tartiflette may be more easily recognized as … Continue reading

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A Fabulous Fungus Feast

The success of New Years Eve’s delicious seafood dinner party encouraged another recent feast.  Our dinner group decided we couldn’t wait another year for such a fabulous meal, so we organized a party for Sunday January 16th. There are some … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2010

To celebrate 2010 and to ring in 2011 a small group of friends gathered for an intimate seafood dinner.   We organized five courses paired with wines.  Here’s a little recap of the evening’s events: Course One Blue Point Oysters … Continue reading

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