April 2, 2012. Behind The Scenes
Posted by Alyssa
Last November we held our first ever “Win a Private Chef” contest. Chef Dale MacKay, winner of Food Networks Top Chef Canada cooked a gourmet feast for our winner Pamela, her family and their close friends in her Port Moody, BC home this past Sunday!
Here is a note we received from Pamela: “It all came together so beautifully, the table was grand, the guests decked out in Mad Men garb, and Dale and his sous chef Doug were lovely. I was in shock all night, that they were in my kitchen working their magic, serving us, clearing dishes, and even washed dishes!!”
Pamela felt her 1960’s home would come to life with a semi formal ‘Mad Men’ theme for the guests, and decor . Unknown to her at the time the date was set, the dinner party fell on the same night the hit TV show, “Mad Men” season premiered.
Pamela also received Urban Barn dining accessories and an entire table setting. The table looked gorgeous!
The starters included a beet tartar with mascarpone and preserved lemon (left) and a tuna tartar with cucumber and green onion (right).
The first course was a delicious Dungeness crab salad with avocado and Mexican spiced pineapple.
For the second course, guests enjoyed a butternut squash soup with parmesan and button mushrooms.
The third was a duck confit leg with white cocoa beans and Shimeji mushrooms.
Dessert was a simple but exquisite dried fruits and nuts paired with a chocolate fondant topped with caramel and a hazelnut-nougetine ice cream.
Road 13 provided delicious wines to pair with each course!
We are so happy that Pamela and her friends enjoyed their night.
We’d like to give a special thanks to:
Yinger Wong for his beautiful photography: http://www.yingerdesign.com/
Chef Dale MacKay: http://www.ensemblerestaurant.com/