Feast by the Fitz
This is supposed to be the Feast in the Mountains but given the wine & eats shindig is down by the Fitzsimmons River in Rebagliati Park, I figure that “Feast by the Fitz” is a more apt title. Anyways, I’m stuffed from last night’s quasi-pairing event. I say “quasi” as there wasn’t too much pairing going on between food, wine & beer — all BC made — but that didn’t stop me from trying out my own combos like scarfing down Araxi’s delectable macaroons with a Wild Goose 2011 Autumn Gold — a very fine and delicate white that rolled off the tongue like a teenage lip piercing.
Some of the wines on parade that were gulped down in sip-sized pours — the two whites below were golden (it took about a dozen rounds, but by the end I was singing pirate ditties):
Judging by the swarming of the crowd, the favourite foods on offer were the Four Seasons’ Sidecut restaurant steakbits & sauces (which kept us all from tipping over) and the Moonstruck Organic Cheeses (from Saltspring Island), along with the cerviche, courtesy of the Hilton.
There was a terrible amount of wine, with some beautiful, huge cabernet sauvignon blends that drowned me in filthy froth courtesy of Covert Farms Family Estate. Their 2009 Amicitia (big) and 2010 MDC (even bigger) were excellent, smoky complements to the red meats.
Last but not least, a big thanks to Kevani MacDonald, for keeping it together.