Slow Food the County announces its 3rd annual Slow and Sinful Gala, to be held on November 30th at the Wellington Community Centre in Prince Edward County. Doors open at 7 pm and the cost for the evening is $75 per person. Tickets can be obtained here at slowfoodthecounty.ca. An early bird prize of a trio of County wines will be presented at the event to the lucky ticket holder who purchased tickets before November 11th.
The Slow and Sinful Gala is Slow Food’s major fund raising initiative. Check out ‘Where the Money Goes’ here.
The evening will commence with oysters on the half shell and a glass of sparkling wine. Food stations will provide tasty, savoury and sweet offerings from some of the county’s best chefs, paired with thoughtfully selected sparkling wines to enhance the effect on the palette.
This year’s theme is a “Celebration of the Vineyard” and the vintners have provided us with something to celebrate. There will be a diverse selection of champenoise-style wines including a couple of blanc de noirs. Varying degrees of dryness/sweetness have given the chefs something to play with in designing their recipes and there will of course be a couple of bruts throwing their weight around.
The participating vineyards are: Huff Estates, Hinterland Estate Winery, The Grange Vineyards & Estate Winery, 3630 Wines, Keint-He Winery & Vineyards, Lighthall Vineyards, Casa Dea Estate Winery, Karlo Estates, Harwood Estate Vineyards and By Chadsey’s Cairns. The County Cider Company will provide an artisanal apple cider. There will also be non-sparkling wine for those who prefer to party without bubbles and something for the non-drinkers as well. Read more about what you can expect to experience Wineries 2013 .
The event offers a glimpse of what the county has to offer and the chefs will be working with locally produced meats and vegetables. This year’s chef lineup is Sebastien Schwab, now chef de cuisine at Milford Inn, Michael Hoy from Chef Michael Hoy Culinary, sisters Paula and Victoria Watts from Pasta Tavola, Meghan van Horne of The Regent Café, Chris Wylie of The Manse Boutique Inn, The Agrarian Bistro and Café, and Rebecca Brown who runs The Pink Lunch Pail. And finally the students from Loyalist College Culinary Arts Program will join us again to test their newly acquired culinary skills – they haven’t let us down yet. Get more of a taste of what will be offered by these amazing chefs here.
Little Bluff whose extensive repertoire includes everything from up-tempo dance music to soulful ballads will provide the music. There may even be dancing! Check out their amazing song list here: http://www.littlebluff.ca/music.html
Tickets can be purchased here:
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Come for Prince Edward County Winegrower’s Association’s Wassail weekend and stay for the Gala: http://www.thecountywines.com/
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