Hubby and I had date night earlier this month celebrating apple month. BC Tree Fruits hosted an event at Home Tasting Room where, along with other bloggers and media, we sampled apple inspired food prepared by Chef Rogers.
I’m not a huge fan of beets but the organic beet and apple salad with fresh Calgarian mozza and house grown lemon basil was amazing.
The swiss gougere with Ambrosia apple mousse and candied pecans was a favourite among the crowd. So light and tasty!
The Noble Farms duck and apple pastilla with ambrosia apple gastrique was hubby’s favorite. The combination of the apple and the duck in the flaky pastry was definitely a winner.
Another tasty bite with the Braeburn apple and fig tart with organic cold smoked cheddar and sailor jerry cream.
We were also able to view a cooking demo where Chef Rogers prepared a Sous vide Broek Acres pork belly. He was also kind enough to prepare a non-pork version for us, AAA Alberta beef hanger with apple foam and puree. Delicious!
It was a great evening tasting the delicious bites and learning about the apple picking and production process. One of my favourite tips provided by Darcel, a nutritionist with BC Tree Fruits and a grower herself, was putting grated apple in various dishes. Any way to sneak in fruits and veggies is always a good thing. From the delicious food that we sampled, it was evident that apples can be incorporated into any kind of dish, both sweet and savoury. Check out the BC Tree Fruits website for lots of apple recipes.
You have until the end of the month to participate in BC Tree Fruits “Artful Apple” contest and win prizes like an Okanagan vacation.