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Gourmet Affair is not just about indulging your palate with some of the finest food you’ll find anywhere, it is also about getting to know where that food comes from, who distributes it, and who prepares it. In short, it is about bringing together in one place the people who produce, prepare, and enjoy great food to celebrate local people and the fruits of their labours. The value in promoting such agricultural partnerships was one of the reasons the Vegreville Agricultural Society was enthusiastic about helping to ensure that a dining event remained in Vegreville as part of the Vegreville Country Fair.

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  • Thursday, August 9, 20125:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Vegreville Social CentreVegreville, Alberta

    More than a Dining Experience Local Cuisine at its Finest

    GourmetAffair

    Hosted by the Vegreville Agricultural Society

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  • A Celebration of Local FoodGourmet Affair is not just about indulging your palate with some of the finest food youll find anywhere, it is also about getting to know where that food comes from, who distributes it, and who prepares it. In short, it is about bringing together in one place the people who produce, prepare, and enjoy great food to celebrate local people and the fruits of their labours.The value in promoting such agricultural partnerships was one of the reasons the Vegreville Agricultural Society was enthusiastic about helping to ensure that a dining event remained in Vegreville as part of the Vegreville Country Fair.

    ~ ENJOY ~

    How to enjoy this gourmet event:

    NEW THIS YEAR: To make it easier for everyone to enjoy their dining experience, THERE ARE NO COUPONS. All you have to do is take your plate and the chefs will serve their menu item on your plate.

    IMPORTANT DINING ETIQUETTE There is one table setting per ticket holder. Please re-use your cutlery and glass. Please do not take a table setting that is not your own. You are expected to travel from Station to Station to fill your plate. All items will be served individually and placed on your plates. To ensure that there is ample for all, we ask all diners to resist temptation and sample only one of each menu item. If you wish to enjoy these flavours again, you can pick up a new plate, but first please inquire at each table for availability.

    Please drink responsibly.

    No food or drink is allowed in the lobby or to be taken outside the hall.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    READ BEFORE YOU DINE

    Gourmet Affair

  • ~ 3 ~

    Maple Park ChilledCreamy Cucumber Soup

    Creamy Mornay Turkey Thin Crust Pizza BitesGF

    ChefOwner of Simply Fine Dining

    Chef Dena SokalskiBox 144, Lavoy, Alberta T0B 2S0Ph: 780-658-3928Cell: 780-632-0623

    Producer: Maple Park FarmKent & Stacey Rude

    Description: Greenhouse, Country Store & Market Garden.In our greenhouse you will find over 60 varieties of salad greens and

    culinary herbs. In our Country Store you will find our vegetables, beef and other surprises. Product available at Country Store on site.R.R. 3, Tofield, AB T0B 4J0 Ph: 780-662-3820 E: info@mapleparkfarm.com www.mapleparkfarm.com

    Producer: Ridge Lane RanchHedi & Jim Sokalski

    Description: Fresh home grown frying & roasting chickens. Turkeys for Thanksgiving are also available.

    Also raise grass-fed beef.Product available: for purchase by phone.Box 1818, Vegreville, AB T9C 1S9 Ph: 780-658-2478E: ridgelaneranch@yahoo.com

    Producer: The CheesiryRhonda & Brian Headon

    Description: At The Cheesiry we strive to nuture the human palate by creating the finest artisan raw sheep milk cheese - from soil to soul. The recipe for this cheese was learned on a small farm in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. We make Pecorino, Fresco and La Bianca

    from the milk of our own flock of East-Friesian ewes. Product available at: The boutique between Kitscoty and Lloydminster.Box 100 Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0 Ph: 780-522-8784E: cheesiry@gmail.com www.osolmeatos.com/cheesiry

    Producer: Skyline Greenhouse see page 4.

    GourmetAffair Station #1

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    Balsamic & Rosemary Slow Roasted Sebree Farms Lamb

    served with Honey Mint Aioli

    Garlic & Parsley Marinated Skyline Tomato Medley

    Cumin & Coriander Spiced Roast Potato

    Producer: Val & Greg Sebree and Donovan & Breanne Sebree

    Description: Sebree Farms bought their first 10 Katahdin ewes in 1999 and today have 240 breeding ewes. Katahdin sheep

    usually have a docile and quiet disposition with good flocking tendancies. Their shedding coat does not require shearing.

    Katahdin sheep are a low maintenance meat sheep producing a lean carcass with a mild flavour. Ph: 780-658-2415 or 780-658-3908

    Producer: Beary Berry Honey see page 7.

    Sebree Farms

    Lavoy, Alberta

    GourmetAffair Station #2

    Producer: Skyline GreenhouseJerry & Jeannie Windels

    Description: Hydroponic vegetable greenhouse. Products are produced without the use of sprays: cucumbers, green beans,

    lettuce, sweet peppers and tomatoes. Product available at: Farm gate, Vegreville & Lloydminster Co-ops and Farmers Markets in

    Lloydminster, Vermilion, Vegreville, Sherwood Park, Ft. Saskatchewan.

    5125-51 Ave. Lavoy, AB, T0B 2S0 Ph: 780-658-3330 www.skylinegreenhouse.com

    Producer: Lindas Market Gardens Ltd see page 5.Chef

    Twisted Sisters KitchenChef Bobbi SebreeBox 43, Vegreville, AB T9C 1R1Ph. 780-603-7544

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    Waskwei Creek Farms Venison Shoulder Bourguignon Braised

    with Alley Cat Lager,served in Flaky Pastry

    Pineapple Berry Tea Creme Brule with Strawberry and

    Chantilly Whipped Cream

    ChefFairmont Hotel Macdonald

    Executive Chef Andrew Ihasz10065 - 100 St, Edmonton T5J 0N6Ph: 780-429-6424 www.fairmont.com

    Producer: Waskwei Creek White Tails Terry & Glennys Osko

    Description: White-tailed deer raised in a natural setting according to high standards of animal welfare and ecological sustainability. Product includes whole cuts of white-tail venison, ground venison,

    and processed meats; also deer antlers. Product can be ordered farm direct, also available at select Edmonton area restaurants.Box 339, Vegreville, AB T9C 1R3 Ph: 780-632-3387 E: tjosko@telusplanet.net www.waskweicreekfarms.ca

    GourmetAffair Station #3

    Producer: Linda's Market Gardens LtdDon & Linda Christenson

    Description: Greenhouses & Country store - Our own fresh vegetables, strawberries, raspberries, BC Fruit, jams, jellies, pickles, perogys, cabbage rolls. Foothills Ice Cream, our own berry shakes,

    local honey. Product available at: Store located on Hwy 28 by Smoky Lake, Farmers Markets at Millwoods & Sherwood Park.Box 70, Smoky Lake, AB T0A 3C0 Ph: 780-656-2401 E: dlchrist@mcsnet.ca www.lindasmarketgarden.com

  • ~6 ~

    Chicken Supreme with Spinach and Cheese

    An Amuse Bouche of Crab StuffedMushroom Caps and Bacon Wrapped

    Water Chestnuts with a Brown Sugar Aioli

    ChefErnies Coffee House

    Chef Angela Anderson5001 - 50 Avenue, Lloydminster, SKPh: 306-825-5515E: erniescoffeehouse@hotmail.com

    GourmetAffair Station #4

    Producer: Ridge Lane RanchHedi & Jim Sokalski

    Description: Fresh home grown frying & roasting chickens. Turkeys for Thanksgiving are also available.

    Also raise grass-fed beef.Product available: for purchase by phone.Box 1818, Vegreville, AB T9C 1S9 Ph: 780-658-2478E: ridgelaneranch@yahoo.com

    Producer: Irvings Farm FreshAlan & Nicola Irving

    Description: Our farm focuses on natural and sustainable farming. Our herd of Berkshire pigs is pastured year round, and allowed

    access to sheltered housing whenever they choose. We produce premium quality gluten free sausage, back bacon and heritage Berkshire pork products. Product available at: Farm on-site located right on the edge of the Hamlet of Round Hill, situated

    on Highway 834 between Tofield and Camrose and Farmers Markets including Salisbury and Old Strathcona.Box 58 Round Hill, AB T0B 3Z0 Ph: 780-672-2787www.irvingsfarmfresh.com

  • Producer: Destination GardensJudy Dowhaniuk

    Description: Market garden producing pre-picked raspberries. Box 141, Vegreville, AB, T9C 1R1Ph: 780-632-4471 Cell: 780-603-4822E: judy_dowhaniuk@hotmail.com

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    Destination Raspberry, Moscato and Vanilla Risotto

    Freshly Baked Kolache andArtisan Breads

    Simply Fine Chocolate Dream Cheesecake

    Producer: Simply Fine SweetsDescription: In house Chocolatier and Pastry Chef creating

    Artisan chocolates and desserts. We also boast the finest homemade soups and sandwiches. All items available for dining

    in or taking home. See below for location.

    ChefOwner of Simply Fine Sweets

    Chef Dena Sokalski4946 - 52 Avenue, Vegreville, ABPh: 780-632-2375www.simplyfinedining.ca

    GourmetAffair Station #5

    Producer: Beary Berry HoneySam & Sandra Thiessen

    Description: Bee farm, producing 100% naturally fruit flavoured honey. Also produce 7 honey glazes and 8 honey vinaigrettes.

    Product available at: Country store on-site, Old Strathcona Farmers Market, Bon Ton Bakery and BBQ Country in Edmonton, Save On

    Foods and other numerous retail locations province-wide.Tofield, AB T0B 4J0 Ph: 780-662-3577 Cell: 780-720-8693E: samt66@gmail.com www.bearyberryhoney.com

    Centre of the Room

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    Producer: Birds & Bees Organic Winery and MeaderyChrapko Family

    Description: Alberta's first and only organic winery and first meadery. Product available at: Farmers' Markets, at the winery, and select liquor stores around the province, including Saltys and

    Vegreville Liquor Store.Box 110, Brosseau, AB T0B 0P0Ph: 760-657-2275 Cell: 780-645-9767 www.BirdsAndBeesWinery.com

    Producer: Barr Estate WineryRick & Amy Barr

    Description: We at Barr Estate Winery produce two fruit wines, The Other Red, from raspberries, and The Barb, from rhubarb.

    The best way to enjoy our wines is with no preconceptions. Give the wines an opportunity to entice your senses. Remember, you are your

    best wine critic. Product available at: the farm, Edmonton & area Farmers Markets and liquor stores including Eagle Spirits in

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