Passion for Pork

Recap: Drift’s Swine & Dine at the Shamrock Curling Club 2019

Sharman - Monday, November 18, 2019


Last week, Drift Food Truck’s Kara and Nevin Fenske held their second (what we hope becomes annual) Swine and Dine at the Shamrock Curling Club. A lucky 33 guests secured seats overlooking the Shamrock’s eight sheets of ice, just in time to watch the Thursday night ladies curling league. Tickets were just $45 for four courses and guests also walked away with a special Alberta Pork recipe book.

Now into their third winter season at the Shamrock, it is no longer a secret that Drift Food Truck fans can get their sandwich fix indoors at one of the longest serving and busier curling clubs in Western Canada. Thanks to the combo of great Drift food and great prices at the bar upstairs, the Shamrock is a great place to catch a game or practice your dart and shuffleboard skills.

While Alberta Pork is available on Nevin & Kara’s menu all year long, we are especially grateful that this busy dynamic duo made time for another Swine and Dine dinner. The Swine and Dine challenge – to incorporate Alberta pork from appetizer to dessert – is an opportunity Nevin is eager to take on. Here is what he served:

Squash puree, pork meatballs

Inspired by pasta-making sessions with his daughter over the past few weeks, Nevin kicked things off with house made ricotta ravioli served alongside squash puree and pork meatballs.

2nd course: BARLEY RISOTTO
mushroom & lemon, pork belly, choke cherry syrup

Next up, Nevin topped the earthly flavours of his barley mushroom risotto with pork belly topped with choke cherry syrup.

herb pesto & pears, mashed yellow potato & pork jus
goat cheese, arugula, & mustard dressing

While the first two dishes were plated, Nevin and Kara served up family-style platters made up of thick-cut rolled pork shoulder and mounds of mashed yellow potatoes topped with pork jus and sautéed pears. Our hearty portion of meat and potatoes were served alongside a beet, goat cheese and arugula salad.

4th course: APPLE CRISP
prosciutto, aged cheddar & balsamic

Inspired by the Shamrock’s old-school curling club vibe, Nevin shared an apple crisp accented by prosciutto, aged cheddar and balsamic for dessert. As someone who enjoys cheese for dessert, it was a satisfying bite to finish the comfort-classic fueled meal.

A huge thanks to the entire Drift crew and the Shamrock for hosting a tasty and entertaining night. Your passion for pork warms both our hearts and our bellies.

Sad you missed another Drift Swine and Dine at the Shamrock? Stay tuned to their social media accounts for hours at the club, updates on special events, and special features (that often include Alberta Pork) at the Drift Concession at the Shamrock.

Drift Food Truck & Eatery at the SHAMROCK CURLING CLUB
9330 – 80 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6C 0T9