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The second event of the Vancouver International Wine Festival that we went to was the Mediterranean Mingle. Keeping up with the French theme, the focus was on wines from South of France.

Mediterranean MinglePouring wine

Pouring WineLive Music

It’s a grazing lunch. There were a number of Mediterranean-inspired dishes being put out, with suggested wine pairings. They suggested some classic pairings, but also “out of the box” pairings. Here are some of the dishes:

  • Fresh Asparagus Salad with Tarragon Mimosa Foam
  • Grilled Zucchini, Roasted Pepper, Chevre and Pine Nuts
  • Tourte a la Brandade
  • Mediterranean Mussel Brasucade au Noilly Prat

Asparagus with Tarragon Mimosa Foam, Grilled Vegetables, Tapenade Croque-MonsieurTourte a la Brandade and Mediterranean Mussel Brasucade

  • Aigo-Boulido “Sip” Poached Quail Egg
  • Roasted Cod on Fennel
  • Beef Boules de Picolat, Picholine Olives and Cepes
  • Saucisse de Toulouse White Bean Stew

Aigo-Boulido "Sip" Poached Quail Egg & Roasted Cod on FennelBeef Boules de Picolat and Saucisse de Toulouse

  • Walnut Orange Cake, Yogurt Wildflower Honey “Pot de Creme”

Walnut Orange Cake

Because there were so many food and wine pairing combinations to try, I had to strategically pick out a few that I thought would work best. (more…)

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