Friday, July 15, 2011

Gourmet Stampede...but Christmas is starting to sneak up on us!

OMG! I've been so busy eating my way through the Stampede season that I JUST realized - Christmas time is 5 months from now. I need to get a move on things if I'm going to get everything done in time. I'll post details later we don't want to spoil the surprise in case any of my friends and family who are getting my foodie treats are reading this :)

Time is ticking to source out ingredients, hit the farmers markets and cross my fingers that I'll be able to find jars (unlike last year when I ran all over town to find the half pint size).

Places I've eaten at during Stampede include Home Tasting Room, NOtaBLE, WURST, and of course, countless BBQ lunches, pancake breakfasts...and the stampede grounds for those irresistable mini donuts. Service has been great so far at most places....but I've been reminded why I don't ever go to Ceili's by choice. 

Wurst - Sir Perry Pear Cider (England)
I had a 200mL & 1/2 litre portion
Wurst - East Coast Oysters
Horseradish cocktail sauce & champagne jelly
Wurst - Schweinshaxen
Roast Pork Knuckle with Braised Cabbage and Potato Dumpling
(Seriously, this thing was bigger than my head) 

NOtaBLE - Dungeness Crab and Scallop "Corn Dog"
Served with Chipotle Aioli, blue cheese "Ranch"

NOtaBLE - "Beef on a Bun"
Braised beef shortrib with foie gras, brioche and
cipollini onion relish

NOtaBLE - Creamsicle and Donuts
Grizzly Pop orange semi-freddo with
mini vanilla donuts

NOtaBLE - DH "Big Mikey" Burger

Home Tasting Room - Grilled Flatbread
Proscuitto, basil ricotta, roasted red pepper & arugula

* Dishes not shown:
Home Tasting Room - Cheese Tasting, Charcuterie Tasting
WURST - Chocolate Fondue for two, Black Forest Cake

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