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Showcase: An Evening with Poplar Grove Winery

Foodology November 18, 2016 Downtown, Event

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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.

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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

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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.

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Strawberry gazpacho

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

It is served with Poplar Grove Pinot Gris 2015.

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Tuna Tataki

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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.

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Fresh baked bread

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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

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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.

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Brohme Lake Duck Breast

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

It is served with Poplar Grove Merlot 2013.

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Nut Fed Pork Loin

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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.

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Chocolate Eclair

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

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Final Thoughts

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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

Address:
1122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Website:
http://www.showcaserestaurant.com/

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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.