Joanne Sasvari of British Columbia, Canada

Joanne and Lionel’s BC Day BBQ

As it turns out, this is also the B.C. Day long weekend, so it made sense to make this a celebration of all the amazing bounty of our province. It was tough narrowing it down. We debated about serving organic Fraser Valley pork or free range Maple Hill chicken, going with a West Coast tiki theme or doing an all-retro, Mad Men-inspired vintage feast. In the end we decided to keep it classically West Coast with local seafood, berries, wine and herbs from our garden. Simple, but succulent!

Here’s the menu:

To nibble:
Local crudités and gourmet potato chips with Poplar Grove blue cheese dip
Wendy’s cucumber rounds with smoked B.C. salmon.

To sip:
BC Bellinis: Sumac Ridge Stellar’s Jay sparkling wine
with BC raspberry or peach puree
Selection of B.C. craft beers.

To begin:
Spinach salad with Oyama bacon lardons, local wild mushrooms and grilled skewered Fanny Bay scallops.

To continue:
Cedar-planked wild BC salmon with mustard and garden herb sauce
Grilled Pemberton potatoes with fresh rosemary.

To drink:
Quail’s Gate Family Reserve Pinot Noir
Burrowing Owl Chardonnay.

To finish:
Spiced shortcakes with BC berries and Avalon Dairy’s organic whipped cream
Okanagan Spirits eau de vie.

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