by Norman Hardie of Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard, a ‘Certified Good Food Fighter’

I hope you can join me on October 28th at Didier for what promises to be an “evening of gastronomic hedonism”.

Didier Leroy has long been recognized as one of Canada’s top chefs. He is one of only 3 chefs to be awarded the “Maitres-Cuisiniers de France/Master Chef of France” in Canada. Didier’s classic approach using local ingredients makes a natural match for our “old world” style wines. We spent a “tough” afternoon prior to vintage tasting through our wines and dishes to find the perfect matches.

At 6:30 sharp I will lead a horizontal tasting of our highly acclaimed 08 Chardonnays accompanied by canapes followed by a mouth-watering 5 course meal ideally paired with our 08 and 09 vintage wines.

Structured Tasting
County Chardonnay Unfiltered 2008, Chardonnay Unfiltered 2008, Chardonnay Cuvee ‘L’ 2008

Malpeque Oysters, Citrus Infusion
Melon de Bourgogne 2009

Seared Arctic Char, Wild Mushroom Fricassee, Turned Apple Sautee
Pinot Gris 2009

Boned Quail Stuffed with Butternut Squash, Sour Cherries and Quail Mousse, Merguez Sausage
County Pinot Noir Unfiltered 2008

Filet of Beef Rossini, Pommes Dauphine
Pinot Noir Unfiltered 2008

Selection of Cow, Goat and Sheep’s Milk Cheese
Cabernet Franc Unfiltered 2009

Cost $150 plus taxes and gratuities.

For reservations please call Tory Edwards at 416 925 8588 or email her at

I look forward to sharing this memorable evening with you.