|Donna Hatt Convention Manager|
Chef Allen Crosby ensures that there is a favorite food for everyone and more than enough food to go around. (The last two years I had to forego supper as I didn't want to be too full to enjoy all the finger food.
The food was so good that I overheard two gentlemen discussing the merits of wearing maternity pants (the ones with the stretch panel in the front) to this event.
Chef Crosby regularly provides classes on cooking. I was able to sit in on a BBQ course where he demonstrated cooking a pizza on the BBQ as well as shrimp, vegetables, ribs (of course) and planked salmon. Once the food is cooked, you get to sample it. This weekend can foster up some of the seven deadly sins. (Gluttony leaps to mind.) The Chef keeps the food coming all night and each serving is as good or better than the last. You know that you're full but you just have to try this next thing, oh, and that thing, and, and, and..........
There are many wine represenatives at this event and it is not just Nova Scotia wines. There are Argentinian, South African, Spanish, Canadian wines from the Niagara region, California wines. There is a wine for every palete from the very sweet ice wines and late harvests to the very dry Valpolicella and Riselings. You don't like a wine you toss it and look elsewhere. You love it; then you have a second glass.
If wine is not your cup of tea then there is beer aplenty and several microbreweries are here showing their wares.
If your tastes run toward the breath of life otherwise known as single malts wiskey. They too, are here! But here they serve it up with style.
The next Wine Tasting event is this May 7, 2011 raising monies for the Make a Wish Foundation (c). So check it out, enjoy a weekend away, destress, and support a wonderful charity.