Passion for Pork

Recap: Swine & Dine at the Royal Glenora Club

Sharman - Sunday, March 20, 2016

Swine and Dine RGC (1 of 14)

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Swine & Dine got a St. Patrick’s Day infusion. For the first time ever, S & D Edmonton included a beer pairing when Chef Steve Buzak, Executive Chef at the Royal Glenora Club teamed up with Yukon Brewing.

The event started at 6:30 p.m. with appetizers (including the RCG’ized BLT), as well as an introduction to our brewer for the evening with a glass of Yukon Gold for the 65 guests in attendance.

Yukon Brewing

After a history lesson on Yukon Brewing from Dave Gardner, Chef Buzak introduced our first course of the evening – Vietnamese Pork Pops with chili lime cilantro dressing and Asian greens which was paired with the Grizzly Wheat Ale.

RGC Pork Pops

Chef Buzak even shared the grilled Vietnamese Pork Pops recipe.

Swine and Dine RGC

Our second course was a surf & turf delight of sous-vide jerk spiced pork belly, stone fruit chutney, baja scallops, and an apricot buerre blanc paired with the ‘I’m Leaving Today American Pale Ale.’

Swine and Dine RGC

We learned from Dave that each of the labels are designed by Canadian artists – including this beautiful one from our third pairing – Lead Dog Ale.

Swine and Dine RGC

Continuing his theme of featuring different cuts of Alberta Pork – Chef Steve Buzak served espresso BBQ braised pork cheeks on a sweet potato puree, lima beans, carrot pickle, and espresso demi for our third course of the evening. The braised pork cheeks were fall apart with your fork tender and full of flavour – I was so happy to see this unique cut of pork featured on our main course.

Swine and Dine RGC

Finishing things off on a sweet and salty note, Chef Buzak served a Valhrona Chocolate Torte with salt pork dulce de leche, candied bacon praline, and marshmellow cream for dessert that was paired with Yukon Brewing Over the Moon Milk Stout.

Swine & Dine

It was a truly memorable Swine & Dine in Edmonton, and I can’t thank Chef Steve Buzak, his culinary team and the staff at the Royal Glenora Club enough for the incredible service and perfectly-executed menu we had that night. Thank you also to Dave from Yukon Brewing for educating and introducing all of us swine & diners about a craft brewery from northern Canada.

Check out the Royal Glenora Club’s website and twitter feed for upcoming food events and wine dinners.