A culinary tour – a Taste of Europe from Vancouver’s renowned Chef Andrey Durbach, inspired by the cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian Empire! What a treat we enjoyed at Chef Andrey’s Impostori restaurant, a menu especially designed for the members of the Vancouver IW&FS.
We started with delicious Gougères filled with Liptauer cheese accompanied by a glass of Chateau Dereszla Brut Methode Traditionelle sparkling wine before sitting for our first course of Foie Gras Parfait and Apple Crèpe with a sweet Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos. Next up was a beautifully prepared Filet of Char with a Smoked Speck and Pumpernickel crust, creamed horseradish and Tyrolese cabbage slaw and a full-flavoured Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Grigio and Pot Roast Duck, Grandmother’s Way with Judith Beck Blaufränkish. Then came a Beef Cheek Goulash with Spätzle and Creamed Spinach and a glass of Marco Felluga Russiz Superiore Cabernet Franc, finishing with a Quark, Prune and Walnut Strudel mit Schlag and a tot of Old Falcon plum brandy.
What a special dinner to enjoy – accompanied with wines that paired well with each course. Our thanks go to Chef Andrey Durbach for a magnificent menu with wines and to Milena for her photographs and record of the event.