it was one of those great weekends. you know the ones you never want to end, and the ones you are still recovering from on a thursday?! yup. one of those.
my best friend came to visit from Toronto for a long weekend and i went into planning mode to make it so good she wouldn’t leave me. (so that part failed, but i only half cried at the airport when i dropped her off. that’s a big win for me.)
it all started on friday afternoon at winefest.
it was the perfect afternoon of catching up since we hadn’t seen each other since april of last year. we got to chat while meeting new people and trying new wines.
our vote for people’s choice award was living sky winery, or as we called them the saskatoon cowboys. we put them in the “other” category since their fruit wines weren’t quite the classic white or red. but when a winery pours you a glass of dessert wine and points you in the direction of the bernard callebaut choclate booth, they are a winner in our eyes.
needless to say, we found the chocolate booth and indulged in ice wine filled bites and the most delicious dark pieces with a mixture of herbs and spices blended in.
as much as we were there for the wine, the two of us are also pretty big foodies; Andrea more than i. we had to try out all the nibbles.
spicy sausage with herbs, and bruschetta with guac, and local pork loin on a bun, and salted caramel shortbread. it was pretty heavenly.
Andrea found the sake booth first and introduced me to my first taste of sake.
she swears by the stuff, even bringing bottles to house parties – BYOS. i’m not sure what i expected, but i liked one out of the three we tasted, but it wouldn’t be in my next traveller.
part way through the event, the gentlemen at the booth began remembering Andrea and pushing other people to the side to fill her glass. she was happy.
speaking of which, photos should not be taken at an all inclusive wine event after the first hour of being there.
be serious. be serious.
there are about 7,364 more out of focus photos of me laughing in different spots of the building. i’ll spare you.
have you ever been to a wine event like this? have you tried sake? how do you love catching up with your bestie?