June 12

Slow Food Edmonton’s Event Spectacular: Indulgence 2009 “The Quintessential Taste of Alberta”

I just got home from the best food tasting extravaganza I have ever been to anywhere! Imagine yourself walking into a large spacious ballroom (Delta Hotel Edmonton South) and finding the best restaurants in the city showcasing the best produce in the province thoughtfully pared with Canadian wines and local beer all for just $60.00!

I know! And, then know that the entire $60.00 goes to the Junior League of Edmonton. All of the farms and ranches donated their goods. All of the restaurants, or chefs, donated their time and expertise. The libations were donated, as well. Indulgence 2009 is absolutely Edmonton’s best kept secret! (Above is one of the owners of Culina who was passing the yummy lamb koftas and enjoying the crowd.)

Take a look at the generous and delectable platings. There were seventeen samplings, and yes, we sampled every one of them! YUMMERS!

Then there was the Mexican Chicken Pibil with a Black Bean puree accompanied by a Citrus Onion Salsa (hot, or really hot) created by Mexico Lindo and provided by Full Course Strategies. I chose the hot. The Pibil was deadly delicious. I would have liked a mild salsa, as the flavours appeared so refreshing, but I wasn’t sure as the burn took over and initiated an uninvited hot flash. Whew! Just thinking of it makes me sweat. The Suede Lounge did a spectacular plate with the Braised Alpaca with Chimichurri from the Alberta Livestock Producers Co-op

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