Having a ball
Pairings: A gourmet evening with a dash of science raises $32,000
Some 300 people sampled food and wine at Science World’s first-ever Pairings: A gourmet evening with a dash of science on June 13. They also got to bid on silent auction items from wine to hotel stays and take in The Science Behind Pixar, an interactive exhibit at Science World until January 6, 2019.
Five B.C. restaurants prepared dishes that were served with wines from Oliver’s Golden Mile Bench:
Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek
Dish: Fried Oysters Saltimbocca with Wild Nettle Risotto
Key ingredients: Oysters, veal, sage, prosciutto, risotto
Wine: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2015 Oldfield Reserve Chardonnay
Notch8 Restaurant & Bar at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Dish: The Surface of Mars
Key ingredients: Spiced chorizo, smoked paprika crumb, fava beans, braised octopus, roasted black garlic aioli and black lime aioli
Wine: Rust Wine Co. 2014 Golden Mile Zinfandel
Showcase Restaurant & Bar at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle
Dish: Curry Oceanwise Albacore Tuna
Key ingredients: Albacore tuna, kaffir liime, lemongrass and sticky black rice
Wine: Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2016 Gewürztraminer-Schönburger
Representatives of event partner La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs judged Showcase Restaurant's Curry Oceanwise Albacore Tuna to be the best dish, and Road 13 Vineyards 5th Element was voted People's Choice.
The $32,000 raised will benefit Science World’s Super Science Club, an after-school program that provides science and technology activities to inner-city students in grades 1-7. Science World’s goal is to inspire underserved children to develop a long-term interest in science and technology. The program currently reaches 12 schools across Vancouver and the Fraser Valley and close to 900 elementary students.
Showcase Restaurant's Currey Oceanwise Albacore Tuna
Notch8 chef de cuisine Will Lew welcomes La Chaîne des Rotisseurs judge to Mars
Almost everything in Notch8's Surface of Mars was edible except the lava rocks, dry ice in Olympus Mons and Mars rovers purchased from the Science World store
Science World guests
The science of taste
Silent auction items