Rickard’s Dark Food Pairing Event

While not directly Olympics related, it happened during the games so I’m going to include it here as it’s all part of my experiences in February. This event was a nice diversion after a week of Olympics related activity.

Rickard's Dark

My good friends at Molson invited a bunch of local folks over to their brewery to check out their latest beer offering, Rickard’s Dark. Unlike other beer events I’ve been to, this one featured a food pairing that we got to experience blindfolded! To make it even more interesting, the food was prepared by the Irish Heather’s own Chef Lee Humphries.

Rickard's Dark

I haven’t figured out how to let you taste their new beer yet via this website so for now, here is some food porn:

Rickard's Dark

Rickard's Dark

Rickard's Dark

English sticky toffee with BACON ice cream!!!
Rickard's Dark

I can only hope that the Irish Heather starts to offer some of these amazing dishes.

Dave Olson even had a chance to record an Olympic Outsider podcast with Gord Rickard himself:
Rickard's Dark

As I mentioned, the food tasting was done via blindfold and was held around lunch time….it wasn’t until the dinner hour that I realized I had managed to drip some food (not even sure what it was, possibly the sticky toffee) onto my True North Media House badge and had been walking around with it stuck on there for most of the afternoon.

I don’t think anybody noticed…

One Comment

  1. Graeme says:

    Thanks for posting, John. Glad to hear you enjoyed the event. Great pictures!

    Also, Rickard’s Dark will be available on draft very soon in the west. Keep your eyes peeled for it.

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