Food & Wine

Puerto Vallarta: Turtle Beach Time

 

Puerto Vallarta Baby Turtle Release

Just back from Puerto Vallarta where I attended and made a PD presentation at the Canadian Chapter meeting of SATW. I went with the mindset that PV is just a beach town. Boy, how wrong can you be. I’ve got a ton of stories about horseback riding in the mountains, visiting a UNESCO world heritage site, an organic coffee plantation, releasing baby Olive Ridley turtles (that was my beach time ),

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Mission Hill Pairs With Charcut

Amazing dinner at Mission Hill Family Estate last night. It was laid out in the Chagall Room, a vaulted space like the great hall of a castle with the massive Chagall Tapestry (two years in the weaving) commanding one wall above an autographed David Foster grand piano. The Spring Epicurean Dinner (part of the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival) featured chef Matthew Batey hosting the dynamic team from Calgary’s Charcut, Connie DeSousa and John Jackson. Ate rabbit – and loved it! Also their in-house-made bison heart kielbasa. I know where I’m eating next time I’m in Calgary.

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