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Eddingtons Winterlicious

1 Mar

By: Diva Jenna Ujiye

The Divas at Eddingtons

The Divas at Eddingtons

This week has been a perfect week to get to a couple more Winterlicious events. On Wednesday five of us divas went for a wonderful meal at Eddingtons in Exeter. Karen, Claire, Christine, Trista and I had a marvelous time!

Trista, Karen and I all decided to go with the Winterlicious menu. Eddingtons had two choices for the starter and main, here is the menu:

Starter – Local atibo white bean and root vegetable chowder. Or Late harvest kale and beet salad. Parmigianino, hardboiled egg, sunflower seeds and sundried cranberry, tossed in a local garlic dressing.

Bean Soup

Bean Soup

Kale and Beet Salad

Kale and Beet Salad

Main – Local Pork shoulder braised in an apple cider vinegar served on a caramelized onion and blue cheese tart accented with a Grand Bend potato and root vegetable medley. Or  Supreme breast of chicken stuffed with fresh herbs, roma tomato and flavorful Italian sausage glazed in a Chianti red wine and shallot reduction. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and market vegetables.

Pork Shoulder

Pork Shoulder

Chicken Supreme

Chicken Supreme

I had the  soup to start and the pork as my main and they were both great. The bean chowder had a nice mild flavor letting the beans and vegetables show their true flavours. The pork was super succulent and tender.

Claire and Christine both decided to get their courses off of the menu. Christine started with the Thai Chicken Salad and Claire had the martini scallops, both starters looked yummy! They both got the gourmet macaroni and cheese, and my the silence at the table you could tell they liked it!

Thai Chicken Salad

Thai Chicken Salad

Martini Scallops

Martini Scallops

To end the meal Karen Trista and  I had Sticky toffee pudding cake with a coastal coffee caramel sauce, Christine had and apple dessert and Claire had the flourless chocolate cake… Wow, it was amazing!

Apple Cake

Apple Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Sticky Toffee Cake

Sticky Toffee Cake

The Taste of Huron Winterlicious dining program is running until March 9 at various restaurant around Ontario’s West Coast, if you want more information, visit here: www.tasteofhuron.ca

Eddingtons of Exeter:

Address: 527 Main St S, Exeter, ON N0M 1S1

Phone:(519) 235-3030

Website: http://www.eddingtons.ca/

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Great dinner in Blyth

10 Nov

I used to head down to Blyth to go to the “Rubber Boot” (The Blyth Inn) and sing karaoke and have a few drinks with my friends. In the past four or five years I have gone to the Blyth Inn to have great large portioned gourmet meals. Last week was the Huron Tourism Association Annual General Meeting and Fall dinner. This is an annual meeting where members network and chat about the year, but of course the main part of the evening is dinner.

We started off the night with Roasted Butternut Squash, served with a maple crème fraiche. What a delightful soup to have on a cool fall day!

The main course was Roasted Chicken Breast stuffed with oyster mushrooms, braised leeks and bacon lardons finished with an extra old cheddar cheese sauce with yukon gold potato puree and Sauteed seasonal vegetables. Another autumn themed course, delicious.

For dessert we had a Local Apple Surprise – it was apples baked in pastry with vanilla ice cream, sooo good!

Of course Pelee Island Wines were served with the courses!

I was sitting with my friends Chris and Judy Lee (their daughter in law is one of the owners!) and they were telling me that on different occasions throughout the year their son brings in wild game and cooks it with chef Jason Rutledge. I am a big fan of trying different cuts and types of game, so I asked them to tell me the next time this happened, so I could check it out! I will make sure to write a blog post about it for sure!