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86’d at The Drake Hotel’s Wild Blueberry Bacchanal

Alexa Clark, www.unsweetened.ca, Wild Blueberry Association of North America.

Photo Credit: Alexa Clark, www.unsweetened.ca, Wild Blueberry Association of North America

At last month’s 86’d Wild Blueberry Bacchanal held at The Drake Hotel, Heather Mordue from L’Unita restaurant was the crowd favourite with her delicious wild blueberry Nanaimo bars (above).

The competition had dishes featuring wild blueberries going head to head for guests to sample and vote. Michelle Edgar of The Sweet Escape presented a wild blueberry cheesecake éclair, while Farzam Fallah of Richmond Station, created a duck liver mousse on deep fried French toast with a wild blueberry whiskey sauce.

thevandyksAlong with the sweet and savoury blueberry treats, an original cocktail, The Van Dyk’s, was crafted by Drake mixologist, Gord Hannah.

The Van Dyk’s

Featuring Van Dyk’s 100 per cent wild blueberry juice, by Gord Hannah, Mixologist at The Drake Hotel.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 muddled grapefruit
  • 1.5 oz Maker’s Mark
  • .5 oz Creme de Violet
  • 1.5 oz Van Dyk’s wild blueberry juice*
  • .25 oz lemongrass syrup

Preparation:

  1. Shake ingredients with ice, serve in rocks glass over ice.
  2. Garnish with grapefruit peel and frozen wild blueberries.

The Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA) is an international trade association of growers and processors of wild blueberries from Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Maine, dedicated to bringing the wild blueberry health story and unique wild advantages to consumers and the trade worldwide. For recipes, nutritional information or to learn more about wild blueberries visit wildblueberries.com or follow @WildBBerries4U on Twitter.

86’d at The Drake takes place Monday Nights at The Drake Hotel and is hosted by Ivy Knight, publisher of Swallow Daily.

August 24, 2013 | By | Reply More