I got an interesting a call from Jessica Loving the other day. Jessica is Inniskillinâ€™s brand manager. We met last year when I put on a cooking demo that focused on ice wine. The spectrum of ice wineâ€™s tasting notes is astounding. I donâ€™t think people realize the breadth or diversity of ice wineâ€™s flavour palette. I matched a series of ice wines to a menu of Latino-inspired dishes. It was a real blast to do and was very well received.
Jessica was calling to find out if Iâ€™d do a cooking class a friendâ€™s anniversary. Her friendâ€™s husband loves to cook and is hungry for culinary knowledge.
They invited another couple, and a cooking demonstration became a casual, elegant evening with old friends, plus me. What a pleasure.
Hereâ€™s the menu:
Celery soup w/ sweet shallots & porcini oil
Pan-seared curry sea scallops w/ citrus salsa crudo
Roasted Ontario rack of lamb w/ sweet potatoes, asparagus, grape tomatoes & Niagara pinot noir reduction
Queso fresco, guava jelly & pan tostado
Concepcion, Los Ancones & Porcelana Truffles from JS Bonbons
Three Venezuelan Single-Origin Chocolates
Yours in good food