Entertaining with Booze and Food

On Friday night David Steele and Ryan Jennings, authors of Entertaining with Booze, hosted a lively evening of food, laughs and, of course, booze. Chef Glenys Morgan prepared a diverse menu fit for any sophisticated dinner party including Roasted Sweet Potato & Cumin Soup; Endive Spears with Orange-Scented Goat Cheese & Pomegranate; Caramelized Pear & Onion Pastries; Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with Maple Bourbon Glaze; Jack Daniel's Sticky Ribs (a crowd favourite); and Black & Tan Brownies. While Glenys cooked, Dave and Ryan talked food and mixed drinks. They started with Niagra Gold, a champagne cocktail. This was followed by a stiff Caipirinha, a drink that invited the crowd up to crush their own limes before indulging. To finish the night, guests sipped a Black Raspberry, a simple combination of raspberry lambic and Guinness, while savouring the Black & Tan brownies.

Coming up this week, a visit from Rose Murray on Wednesday with her new book A Taste of Canada. Also, a signing at our Granville Island shop on Thursday with the Food Network's Anthony Sedlak and his first book The Main.