Showcase: An Evening with Poplar Grove Winery

Diana Chan November 18, 2016 Downtown, Event


Showcase Restaurant inside the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel had a special event featuring a 8 course meal highlighting the wines at Poplar Grove Winery in Penticton. As usual, Executive Chef Jesse Hochhausen and Executive Sous Chef Westley Feist crafted an amazing dinner.


Matthew Holler of Poplar Grove Winery shared with us the rich history of their winery and his family’s passion for producing wine. Each course was paired with one of their wines.

Salt block seared scallop


Salt block seared scallop with corn puree, chili crumble, corn and poblano hash with cilantro. Beautiful dish and the scallop was really fresh.

It was served with chambord, champagne, and raspberry sugar.


Strawberry gazpacho


Strawberry gazpacho has strawberry confit, fermented strawberry, and roof-top cucumber.

It is served with Poplar Grove Pinot Gris 2015.


Tuna Tataki


Tuna Tataki has pea shoots, yuzu, sea foam, and sesame seeds served in a tin sardine can. A cute presentation and I love when they use the tin cans.

It is also paired with the Poplar Grove Pinot Gris 2015.


Fresh baked bread


Fresh baked bread with house focaccia, parmesan flatbread, black garlic whipped butter and citrus salt. Their black garlic whipped butter is so good that they even gave us some to take home.

Oven Roasted Haida Gwaii Halibut


Oven Roasted Haida Gwaii Halibut with chorizo vinaigrette, english peas, and heirloom tomatoes. The halibut was moist and very flavourful.

It is paired with Poplar Grove Chardonnay 2016.


Brohme Lake Duck Breast


Brohme Lake Duck Breast with haruki turnips, fermented & puffed barley, and blackberry. Beautifully cooked!

It is served with Poplar Grove Merlot 2013.


Nut Fed Pork Loin


Nut Fed Pork Loin with smoked pork belly, sole food farms vegetables, peaches, candied hazelnut, and spiced bearnaise.

It is paired with the Poplar Grove Legacy 2011.


Chocolate Eclair


Chocolate Eclair with chocolate pudding, caramelized banana, peanut butter chocolate ice cream.


Final Thoughts


The dinner was really good and paired well with the Poplar Grove Wines. My favourites were the duck, tuna, and halibut dishes.

We Rate Showcase45rated

1122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC


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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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