Okanagan Culinary Adventure – Chapter two – Enchanté by Bongo Wines

Although slightly out of order I thought it would be most inspirational to start on the second day of our Okanagan travels which began with a magnificent sunburst of a morning. We were high above the bench looking down on vineyards, lakes and the hamlet of Naramata. The day promised perfect summer weather and we … Read moreOkanagan Culinary Adventure – Chapter two – Enchanté by Bongo Wines

#TasteofThursday BlackTruffle and Mascarpone Saccottini Pasta recipe

  Black Truffle and Mascarpone Saccottini Pasta with Galliano Cream Sauce, Pancetta Crisps and Sweet Pea Purée     This dish has some history. It started out, as ravioli then, in search of a different shape, became the little purse. To accompany its ‘rich’ filling, I added a sweet Galliano sauce offset by some crispy, … Read more#TasteofThursday BlackTruffle and Mascarpone Saccottini Pasta recipe

#FridayFavourites (a day early) November 10/11 – 18

  #MarketMonday – IN SEASON AT THE MARKET   Moms & Tots Nov/Dec Workshops at Rocky Mountain Flatbread​   Glowbal Restaurant Group announces Coast’s new menu items, Cocktail Hour and Friday lunch feature   Official White Linen Catering Launch Party!   SPARKLE AND SHINE: L’ABATTOIR BRIGHTENS UP WEEKENDS THIS FALL BY INTRODUCING BUBBLES AT BRUNCH … Read more#FridayFavourites (a day early) November 10/11 – 18

#TasteofThursday Figs and Goat Cheese Soufflé recipe

  Figs and Goat Cheese Soufflé With beets and maple truffle vinaigrette It’s often the surprise factor that makes a dish memorable. A sweet and unexpectedly salty lemon soufflé I once enjoyed in Paris fits the category.  My version of that dish for my restaurant started with sweet figs and salty goat cheese, but I … Read more#TasteofThursday Figs and Goat Cheese Soufflé recipe

#TasteofThursday Chilled White Asparagus Soup recipe from Chef Victor Bongo

  Chilled White Asparagus Soup with Crab and Avocado Remoulade and Truffle Herb Oil This soup was born in a Paris bistro, sort of. I noticed the gentleman at the next table enjoying a creamy white soup (probably made with white beans). When I spotted some white asparagus a nearby market, the rest of the … Read more#TasteofThursday Chilled White Asparagus Soup recipe from Chef Victor Bongo

#TasteofThursday – Spring is in the air with Chef Victor Bongo’s recipe

  Orange Infused Beets and Goat cheese Salad with Pistachio nuts and Honey Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette I love going to my local farmers market to buy fresh produce.   Every time I walk in the market I always have a big smile  on my face as I stare at all the fresh colorful fruits and … Read more#TasteofThursday – Spring is in the air with Chef Victor Bongo’s recipe

#TasteofThursday Chinese Five-Spice Braised Duck Leg

Chinese Five-Spice Braised Duck Leg Infused With Congolese Pili Pili Peppers and Root Vegetables Being trained in classic French technique, every time I see a duck, I think of duck confit – a bistro staple. One day in my kitchen staring at some fresh whole cinnamon, cloves (and a duck), I imagined a Chinese five-spice … Read more#TasteofThursday Chinese Five-Spice Braised Duck Leg

#TasteofThursday welcomes Chef Victor Bongo

We are very pleased to announce that Chef Victor Bongo has joined our elite group of top chefs featured on #TasteofThursday. Chef Victor Bongo’s first recipe for #TasteofThursday will be published later today. Welcome Chef Bongo!   A talented African-Canadian Chef, Victor Bongo, who gained a respectable reputation by challenging culinary standards and incorporating a … Read more#TasteofThursday welcomes Chef Victor Bongo