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.
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
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