So there aren’t many delicious things out there in the world of culinary delights that I find it hard to get excited about, but when the conversation turns to duck, my enthusiasm goes to the next level. I love red meat. A perfectly grilled ribeye or striploin deliver the kind of carnal cravings I rarely find in other foods, and the savoury complex flavours of game like venison, bison, caribou, boar and elk are special treats.
“Every time new sherry (not the Canadian cream variety – get your mind out of the gutter) hits the LCBO, it’s like Christmas for bartenders and Spain-ophiles. This amber amontillado begins life as a fino and is elegantly oxidized as the flor, the protective blanket of yeast that sits on the surface of biologically aged sherry, dies off over the years. Bright and nutty (not to mention a total steal), Los Arcos is made for nibbles like nuts and dried fruit, cheese and cured meats. Serve cool and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.” (Now Magazine – Sarah Parniak)