Our Year in Food – July to December
This post is part two of Our Year in Food. Part One was posted yesterday. As a wind-up to 2011 we decided to look back at some of our favorite meals and experiences of the year. We created a photo set of the most memorable ones and below is a list of the location, the meal, why it was great and the blog post we wrote.
We actually ate at the Greedy Pig in July but did not get around to posting the blog until December. Who knows? But regardless it was one of the best sandwiches we have had since discovering the Cardero Bottego when we moved here in 2008 (sadly it is now closed). The staff split two sandwiches for us, the grilled reuben made with J Beethoven Corned Beef (our favorite) and the grilled cheese on sourdough. They even made the reuben with sauerkraut only on half for Jeff. The food was great, as was the decor and service and we need to go back soon! (Greedy Pig)
Also in July we took a two night trip to Salt Spring Island staying at the Harbour House Hotel. We ate at Mexijo, Moby’s, Auntie Pesto’s, Harbour House, Shipstones and the Tree House (yes all in two and a half days). The highlight was a dish from Auntie Pesto’s Cafe – grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus with a slightly crispy finish, topped with shaved parmesan and a drizzle of truffle oil. A poached egg sat on top and was the perfect combination when cut into. This was a great trip for us. We really enjoyed Salt Spring Island and the float plane trip over and while a bit pricey for a two-day getaway is again on our must do list! (Dining on Salt Spring Part One, Part Two and Part Three)
On July 30th my sister got married in Winnipeg (Welcome to the family Brian, Noah, Brenna and Braeden) and we spent 10 days in Winnipeg. Many, many meals also marked this trip (and one that I helped cook for 40 people the day after the wedding – but that is another story). On the last day of our visit, August 2nd, both of our families got together for dinner at Sydney’s at the Forks. The prix fix menu had some great items and the food and service was above our expectations. It was a great night with both families together. (Sydney’s at the Forks)