Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fantasy Food

Last night the hubby and I got dressed up and headed out to a fundraiser for our local Science Center.  We went with our friends Jeff and Alaina.

Jeff and Alaina

All food and drink was included in the ticket price, and some of the best restaurants in the city were there with tasty samples.  Naturally, we tried one of everything.

Some kind of puff pastry, pork thing & golden beet with goat cheese balsamic sauce
A peanut butter, chocolate and sponge toffee dessert & A fish taco
Some kind of raw fish on a cracker & crispy polenta with pork belly
Pulled Pork

Cheesecake cup
A warm salad

Can't remember what this was :-)
Some things I can't remember, but one of them was made with beef tongue - it wasn't good
Kangaroo Meat on a Bun
A Poutine Spring Roll and Some other thing
This was a dried ice thing made from the essence of popcorn
Foie Gras with Black Truffles (this was nasty)

I tried quite a few foods that I had never had before, including kangaroo (tastes like beef), beef tongue, and foie gras.  I would eat the kangaroo again, but the others were repulsive.  My favourite bites of the night included the fish taco, the beet with goat cheese, the pulled pork sandwich and the pork belly with crispy polenta.

Have you ever eaten kangaroo?  Foie gras?  Tongue?


Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

You look gorgeous! Didnt realize your hair was so look marvelous.

And that rose champagne..marvelous too!

Simply Life said...

Looks like such a fun time!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You look gorgeous - love your hair in that photo!!

I have not eaten kangaroo, even though I spent a semester studying in Australia. I tried Foie Gras in France and did not care for it at all. I've never had tongue, but have heard it can be good when it's slow roasted? A local authentic mexican place sells beef tongue tacos. My brother tried them and raved about them but I just can't force myself to try them as it sounds repulsive to eat tongue!

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Love your hair! Very cute.

I've never had any of those three:)

Alli said...

Well I'm drooling just looking at these pics. A Poutine spring roll sounds genius!

Why am I here??? said...

Ummmmm the food looks good! And you're hair looks AMAZING!

sophia said...

Jolene!!! You look stunning!!! Love your hair and just about everything!

I've tried foie gras and tongue (yuck) but not kangaroo...yet.

Anonymous said...

I ate kangaroo this past weekend!! And omg...I love truffles!!! What a fun event!