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As lockdown lingers, having plans to look forward to can make all the difference. Treat yourself and your quarantine crew to a spring night to remember with a one-of-a-kind virtual wine pairing dinner from Marben and Rosewood Estates Winery.
"Before the pandemic, it would be quite easy to find an event with a winemaker or importer where you could sample interesting wines and delicious food in one experience," says Marben chef Chris Locke. "This collaboration with Rosewood is a rekindling of those same sentiments, offering guests a wonderful meal and drinks, as well as a virtual journey through the food and wine with notes from the chef and winemaker."
Taking place on April 24, the dinner will feature five farm-to-table courses, each paired with a special wine from Rosewood Estates. Locke's menu highlights the best Canadian ingredients from all four seasons, with preserved elements plated alongside spring's finest produce. As with Marben's regular fare, this special menu will rely on ingredients from local producers such as Sheldon Creek Dairy, Picard's Peanuts, the Packing House Inc., the Spicy Side and more. Diners will feast on spring radish and single herb cream cheese with sourdough miso to start, then move on to, among other things, a dish of East Coast squid with peanut, fermented chili, mussel garum and bok choy.
Each dish will be paired with a glass of wine or mead selected by winemaker Ryan Corrigan of Rosewood Estates Winery. "Rosewood has really pulled out some big guns for this dinner," says Locke, "raiding their cellar for bottles that are not available to the public."
The dinner also includes a link to a YouTube playlist featuring dish descriptions from Locke and wine introductions from Corrigan. "This allows the guest to enjoy the experience at their own pace and learn a bit about what they are eating and drinking," says Locke.
The Marben and Rosewood collaboration is the result of a long-standing partnership between the Toronto restaurant and the Niagara-based winery. "The only honey we use in the restaurant is from their hives," says Locke, "and we stand behind their wines."
Only limited quantities of the Marben x Rosewood Virtual Tasting Menu are available, so don't delay. Dinners can be purchased through the Marben Market website and are $120 per person. Available for pickup at Marben and Rosewood Estates on April 24, dinners are also available for delivery for anyone within a 5 kilometre radius of Marben.