By Jamie Drummond
This Sunday past Scaramouche restaurant partnered with The Stop to present an exquisite fund-raising dinner. Chefs Keith Froggett, Chris Brown, Scott MacNeil, and Bertrand Alépée presented an exceptional four course menu which was paired with wines from Henry of Pelham (NV Cuvée Catharine), Stratus (2006 Wild Ass White and 2007 Stratus Red), Charles Baker (2009 Picone Vineyard Riseling), and Cave Spring Cellars (2007 Indian Summer Riesling) .
Co-Proprietor Carl Korte gave the assembled guests a warm welcome and then introduced The Stop’s Nick Saul, who spoke of some of the successes of the Community Food Centre where he acts as Executive Director. Stratus’ Charles Baker then led the diners through a selection of some of Ontario’s best bottlings, including an exclusive preview of his soon-to-be-released 2009 Riesling… more on that particular wine coming up in next week’s issue.
Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… and that was a superb dinner, with delicious food, splendid wines, great company, and all for a excellent cause.