There are lots of culinary delights to experience by exploring the unique cuisines of so many different places around the world. Ideally you should visit them on the spot but a wonderful learning substitute is to try and replicate them at home. Not always easy to find the fresh ingredients or the masterly kitchen hands to do so. The Vancouver Branch of The International Wine & Food Society have shown excellent leadership in successfully accomplishing this feat for the members in the past with several memorable functions. Their latest is a spotlight on Dinner in Sicily on February 22, 2023 at D.I.C.E.D by talented experienced-in-Sicily Chef Don Guthro and his inquisitive students. Impressive tasty dishes using fresh local authentic ingredients to advantage each paired with a Sicilian wine by Jack Segal from his Seacove portfolio. Started off with four genuine Sicilian goodies matched with a lovely Sparkling aperitif using Averna Siciliano Amaro, Prosecco Superiore (Valdobbiadene DOCG Brut from Nino Franco) and Lemon Spritzer. Four more so typically Sicilian courses followed plus the iconic Cannoli dessert. Really enjoyed the feeling to be almost back again dining in Sicily. So many fond memories of our last visit to Sicily in 2016 posted on the food “Really Eating Locally” April 24, 2016 here and on the wines “Making a Quality Move” May 23, 2016 here. Also the six wine estates of “Planeta” on April 18, 2016 here and Ask Sid “What is Niuriddu” on October 5, 2022 here.
For more details and photos link to Events on iwfsvancouver.com website. There are current Branch activities in the IWFS Wine, Food, & Friends but suggest you continue to spotlight unique regional cuisines like Sicily. Please post your interesting ideas and successes here.
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