Wednesday, 24 June 2015

"The Grand Feast" Pop Up at Dundurn Castle

On May 8th, we were thrilled to present our most opulent, unforgettable Pop Up event to date: a five-course tasting experience at Hamilton's historic Dundurn Castle with VG Meats, Rosewood Estate Winery and Nickel Brook Beer.  This "Grand Feast" featured extraordinary chefs Mark Farrugia (La Piazza Allegra), Jonny Blonde (Jonny Blonde Food Truck), and Paddy Townsend (Spencer's on The Waterfront) and chefs from VG Meats preparing innovative, tantalizing dishes using VG Meats products and paired with Rosewood Estate Wines and Nickel Brook "Cause and Effect" Pale Ale.  Photo recap below and don't miss our next event on July 4th, Pop Up: Downton Downtown, a celebration of the cuisine of Downton Abbey!



Ready for our Pop Up guests!


Our regal tent at Dundurn Castle with 2016 BMWs on display (courtesy of Budds' BMW)


Guests arrive and are greeted by members of the Steel City Rovers Mark Fletcher and Drew Skuce





We may have went a little overboard on security for The Grand Feast (courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)





















Mark Fletcher and Drew Skuce of the Steel City Rovers








Beef liver pâté w black summer truffle on a bilini with shaved cured duck egg yolk




Seared flat iron steak w black cherry Demi glaze, blue cheese and caramelized onions served in a "golden cup" w arugula and  scalloped potato (Jonny Blonde)



5 ounce grilled strip, lager and honey braised rapini and sweet potato/goat cheese purée topped with aged bone jus









Our all-start chefs with the Van Gronigen family (VG Meats)


Another smashing Pop Up event! Mad love to all who attended and looking forwards to seeing you at Pop Up: Downton Downtown on July 4th!