Over the past 10 years, ever since I started my Vancouver Foodster blog I've attended many media tastings sometimes with other media and often ones have been set-up for me. Recently I enjoyed a media tasting @cactusclubcafe where I tasted some of the newest dishes from their chefs team @robfeenie and @coryvitiello it's quite a process on how Cactus Club develops a dish, tests it in specific locations before launching widely on their menus chain-wide. My @cknw980 Food Glorious Food podcast co-host @zahra.alani joined me to taste these dishes which were enhanced by a wine pairing. (Swipe right for more photos). 1). Crispy Tofu Bowl
2). Chef @Jaystreefkerk talking about the Crispy Tofu Bowl
soy chili tofu, jasmine rice, mango, cucumber, avocado, edamame, radish.
3). Bernard-Massard Cuvée de l'Écusson Brut Sparkling rosé, N/V.
4). Lobster + Prawn Tagliatelle Nero
lobster and prawns, pistachio green chili pesto, squid ink tagliatelle.
5). Chef talking about the Lobster + Prawn Tagliatelle Nero
6). Ben talking about the Falanghina del Sannio Feudi di San Gregorio, 2016.
7). Salmon Fresca
Lois Lake steelhead, cucumber, baby gem tomatoes, green olives, shaved fennel, basil, dill, hummus.
8). Cirro Pinot Noir, 2015.
9) Salmon Fresca with wine pairing Cirro Pinot Noir, 2015.
10). Apple Galette
flaky puff pastry, caramelized apples, tahitian vanilla cream, caramel sauce.