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ALL OUT DESSERT ASSAULT. Need suggestions for palate cleansers.

I'd rather stay away from syrups and sugary things but thanks

Aug 20, 2012
MattGuterres in Home Cooking

ALL OUT DESSERT ASSAULT. Need suggestions for palate cleansers.

Great article!

I love the high pressured gas infusion stuff.

I'm thinking about doing some agar or gelatin gels as palate cleansers. Some flavour ideas:
-celery & salt
-tart green apple
-fennel
-wild chamomile & peach
-parsley & lime
-watermelon
-spicy ginger (made with cayenne for kick)

I have only experimented with agar 3 times doing a simple kanten jelly. Does anyone know of sources of information that might have a technique/guide/recipe for making these kind of jellies?

Aug 19, 2012
MattGuterres in Home Cooking

ALL OUT DESSERT ASSAULT. Need suggestions for palate cleansers.

Yes absolutely, sorbets would be great. Only problem is we've got a crew coming and makign some really wonderful ice cream and I don't want to step on anyones toes with a competing dish

Aug 19, 2012
MattGuterres in Home Cooking

ALL OUT DESSERT ASSAULT. Need suggestions for palate cleansers.

Some ideas I've had so far:

-Cheese plate (Though that might be too rich. Something light and refreshing might be more what's called for here)

-Palate cleansing chinese tea (could do some palate cleansing agar agar jells?)

-Just some simple fruits

Aug 19, 2012
MattGuterres in Home Cooking

ALL OUT DESSERT ASSAULT. Need suggestions for palate cleansers.

I'm catering an event and it's pretty much ALL DESSERT.

I don't want peoples palates to get burnt out.

What are some ideas of a palate cleansing feature that we could serve as a reprieve from all the sugar?

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Ice Cream, Donuts, Chocolate, Pastries, Macarons, Milkshake.

Aug 19, 2012
MattGuterres in Home Cooking

Recommendations between Vancouver - Kelowna (Road Trip)

Thanks again for the Barley Mill recomendation!

I had the french onion soup with some beer battered fish. Tasty chunks of onion floating around as you promised. If I remember correctly, they deglaze the pan with brandy. Super flavourful.

The fish came out hot, really fresh and clean tasting.

My friend had a burger and loved it.

And I got a selection of tasting glasses of their different beers so I could try a selection of what they make. Their seasonal beer had run out. I was bummed about that cause it was a Red Clover Honey Ale.

I'd definitely go back.

May 11, 2012
MattGuterres in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Recommendations between Vancouver - Kelowna (Road Trip)

Grimms was great! They have a ton of selection you can smell meat smoking when you walk in. Really wonderful. There's a selection of european snacks and spreads too. I picked up some black currant jam with my meat

May 11, 2012
MattGuterres in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Recommendations between Vancouver - Kelowna (Road Trip)

is that the place with the samosas?

May 11, 2012
MattGuterres in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Recommendations between Vancouver - Kelowna (Road Trip)

Awesome! Thanks to the Georgie Straight too! Great idea having representation on chowhound.

PS
I didn't read your comment before replying to Jzone so I guess I've just confirmed that the place I spoke about was in fact Grimm's

May 03, 2012
MattGuterres in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Recommendations between Vancouver - Kelowna (Road Trip)

Thanks Jzone!
The sausage place is called A & K Grimm's Sausage
Haven't tried it yet so can't vouch personally but I popped in briefly to have a look on my way to Naramata and it smelled great! I'll be going on Sunday, so maybe i'll report back after:)

May 03, 2012
MattGuterres in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Recommendations between Vancouver - Kelowna (Road Trip)

awesome suggestions! I was tight on time and took the Coq. Definitely gonna see about that Barley Mill Pub. There seems to be a good sausage place in Penticton too. I forgot the name but I had a quick look today and I remember a german family friend telling me about this meat shop being an important thing for europeans settling in BC.

May 01, 2012
MattGuterres in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Recommendations between Vancouver - Kelowna (Road Trip)

I'm heading out to Kelowna tomorrow and I wonder if anyone knows of a good spot to eat, buy honey, maybe some fruit wines, or just any special food destinations between Vancouver to the Okanagan.

I haven't decided which way I'll drive yet so i'm open to suggestions for any route!

Apr 30, 2012
MattGuterres in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)