I was pretty excited about seeing my little cakes on display (and also hopefully seeing people’s reactions to them) – so when Platonic Jeff asked me to join him at the Open-House, how could I pass up the opportunity?
It was GREAT! The place was packed, everyone was having a great time and mingling, and Josh was standing at the oyster bar shucking away. AWESOME.
Kate not only did a pretty darn fantastic job organizing the event, but you should have seen the food!!! It not only looked good – it all tasted delish!
How could you not want to pop one (or two…of each) in your mouth? I mean… just look ;0)
heirloom tomato / caramelized onion bread pudding / goat cheese / tomatillo / ground cherry / maple salsa
smoked sable fish / apple cider reduction / spicy pancetta / acorn creek honeydew / bonnie & floyd
scallop tartare / confederation grapes / watermelon / truffle oil / yuzu / old cheddar crisp
cabbage slaw / toasted sesame dressing / beef tataki / crispy wonton
cinnamon ginger smoked duck breast / beet balsamic sorbet / savory butter bread
And then there were the desserts :0) Kate had some beautiful macaroons, some in-shop made custards (they looked stunning), dark chocolate truffles, and then… my baby cakes. As soon as you walked it – if you looked to your left – there they were – on display for all to see. They were… beautiful :0) As pretty in the shop as they had been in my kitchen (and in my office when I was showing them off to everyone)… I was so proud to see them. And I got even more excited as people started tasting them (or taking them home, since Kate had ordered pretty little boxes for them).
sailor jerrys rum custards
a couple of the displays
The absolute best – yes there was a BEST moment – was when Rue (friend of Platonic Jeff) and her friend Vanessa (sous-chef at DFAIT) sampled my apple bacon spice baby cake… and both of them LOVED it. I’m not kidding! Rue even took another one in a box for later! How awesome is that? I’m particularly pleased because… well they are perfect strangers who enjoyed my baking! whoot whoot! Yes… in my head I am saying “claps for me!”
and my baby cake being enjoyed by Rue and Vanessa
It was totally worth the late night and long hours. And now I can not wait to do this again. Kate… call me ;0)