NK’Mip you did me proud last night. http://www.nkmipcellars.com/ I have always commended your wines to anyone who will listen but your biggest secret is the ‘brigade’ you let loose on the unsuspecting public. Last night was a real hoot with Liam, Moss and the rest of your staff. You couldn’t rehearse all the schtick! Thank you so much.
I learned about Queso Fresco-another homemade cheese (took only a few minutes), to some dreamy macaroons (Citrus Cocada) with a wonderful hint of lime flavour and homemade tortillas filled with a really nice salsa (Pico De Gallo), marinated and chile braised pork shoulder. For an appetizer we had some Guadillo Prawns that were fabulous.
With all the chilies used, I thought I would not care for any of it BUT it was tasty, fresh and absolutely delicious.
The wines that paired with these delights were, as always, superb. The crisp, well chilled white wines (one being a Chardonnay paired with the macaroons)and the wonderful Pinot Noir were perfect.
We were informed this was Liam’s ‘first class”. He was so professional we were still scratching our heads in disbelief.
The laughs were many, and the evening at Home Hardware Osoyoos with Francis and the crew is always a joy. I swear, by the time we finally finish with the cooking classes in future years, I will own half of her product. Again, last night…wow! My dinner table looked great with the addition of the Mexican glasses and “stuff”.
When in the area, never miss two venues…NK’Mip Winery and Dining Room and then Osoyoos Home Hardware. Francis was telling us her store stocks over 75,000 different items. Trust me, I didn’t count them but I don’t doubt it one bit.
On to the next class…..