Chef Rob Feenie Battle Crab Dinner

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In 2005, Feenie became the first Canadian to win on the popular television show Iron Chef America by defeating Chef Masaharu Morimoto. To celebrate this fete 10 years ago, a reunion menu was orchestrated by Cactus Club Restaurants of which Chef Rob Feenie has spent the past years leading the kitchen. On February 11, I dined at Cactus Club Coal Harbour where Chef Feenie about kick off, the 10th year reunion dinner of his Iron Chef win.

1st course:

Duo of Dungeness Crab Spring rolls

Duo of Dungeness Crab Spring rolls

Duo of Dungeness Crab Spring rolls, served cold and paired with the Blue Mountain sparkling brut m/v

2nd course:

Crab Ravioli with truffle brute blanc

Crab Ravioli with truffle brute blanc

Crab Ravioli with truffle brute blanc, my favourite of the dishes, paired with the Vincent Delaporte Sancerre 2013, Loire, France

3rd course:

Dungeness Crab and Roasted Sablefish

Dungeness Crab and Roasted Sablefish

Dungeness Crab and Roasted Sablefish, delicious flavours; paired with the Eco Chardonnay 2013, Casablanca Chile

4th course:

Veal Neptune With Crab and black truffles;

Veal Neptune With Crab and black truffles;

Veal Neptune With Crab and black truffles; paired with the Tantalus Pinot Noir 2011, West Kelowna, BC

5th course:

Peekytoe Crab Vanilla Panna Cotta

Peekytoe Crab Vanilla Panna Cotta

Peekytoe Crab Vanilla Panna Cotta

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The wonderful meal of the evening was a team effort and this time around it was Chef Rob Feenie and his team of chefs that rounded the applause.

By: Richard Wolak