Bishops Harvest Table Dinners

I attended a four course tasting dinner celebrating the Harvest Table on September 7th which was prepared by Bishops wonderful Chef Andrea Carlson.

September is the time of the year that the farmers’ markets are overflowing with fresh produce. It’s traditionally the time when people gather over tables groaning with delicious food to give thanks for another year of Mother Nature’s bounty. This year Bishop’s celebrates the harvest season with a groaning board of its own – Harvest Table Dinners – special menus that highlight ingredients at the peak of their goodness while honouring the farmers and fishers who work so hard to provide them.

Amuse Bouche - Dungeness Crab Custard pine mushroom and artichoke

2nd course - German Butter Potato Soup purslane, mexican sour gherkin

3rd Course - Maple Hill’s Chicken Breast warm salad of milan’s summer beans, cipollini onions, cascade tomato glaze

4th Course - Hazelmere Farm’s Corn Pot de Creme corn ice cream

 

Each course was delightful, though my favourite of the night was pastry chef Katie Huitson’s outstanding Corn Pot de Crème with  sweet corn ice cream—made with Hazelmere Farms sweetcorn on top of caramel corn.

BISHOP’S HARVEST TABLE

First Menu

Sundays through Thursdays

September 13 – October 6, 2011

For six weeks, commencing September 13th and running through October 20th Bishop’s will offer Harvest Table Menus Sunday through Thursday for$48. Each menu will run for only two weeks and will be changed to reflect the differing ingredients coming into peak season. Menu One starts Sept. 13th and will run until September 22nd. Menu Two runs September 25 through October 6th and Menu Three is available October 9th through 20th.

You can add a very affordable and a great line up of wines paired to each course for an additional $25

Visit Bishops online at http://www.bishopsonline.com/ they are located at 2183 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver, you can reserve by phone at 604-738-2025

By: Richard Wolak