Just wanted to drop a quick note about the amazing experience I had on July 30....more info about the next dinners here: http://www.araxi.com/longtable.html
The reception got underway around 3pm. You could have wine (all Mission Hill wines the night I was there) or a vodka cocktail. Hors devours were passed and we then got a tour of the farm by the owner. He made what would normally bore me to tears quite interesting!
Dinner was outstanding all the way through. Menu below...
Garden Back to Eden Tomato Gazpacho
Yarrow Meadows Duck Liver Parfait with Rosemary
Tofino Dungeness Crab Roll with Cucumber Pearls
Mission Hill Martin's Lane Riesling, 2010
Schramm Vodka Cocktails (Pemberton Valley)
North Arm Zucchini Flowers
stuffed with Okanagan goat cheese, heirloom tomatoes Root
Down organic greens with red pepper vinaigrette
Mission Hill Perpetua, 2008
Cherry Wood Hot Smoked Barkley Sound Sockeye Salmon
roasted North Arm beets, english pea and green tomato salsa,
arugula flowers with beet caviar
Mission Hill Quatrain, 2007 (magnum format)
Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef
crispy slow cooked beef cheek fritter
pepper and rosemary roasted sirloin
North Arm rainbow chard and baby carrots
Mission Hill Oculus, 2004 (magnum format)
North Arm Strawberry Ice Cream Bar
strawberry ice cream dipped in dark chocolate with chocolate
crust, Agassiz hazelnut financier, Okanagan apricots
Mission Hill Late Harvest Riesling, 2005
I really can't recommend this thing highly enough! It was in an amazing setting and the food and wine were spectacular. Well worth the $160pp.
Sorry, I only snapped a shot of dessert!