Whitehaven Wines + Ocean Wise Seafood DinnerSaturday, November 19, 2016
Pairing seafood with wine is one of my favourite combinations, so I was very excited to attend a Whitehaven Wines event featuring Chef Matt Dean Pettit creating an Ocean Wise sustainable menu.
The Whitehaven Wines + Ocean Wise event was held at Paintbox Bistro and Chef Matt Dean Pettit created some incredible dishes for us to indulge in. Matt has over 20 years of experience in the food industry and is best-known for Rock Lobster Food Co, Matty's Seafood Product Line and critically acclaimed best-selling cookbook, The Great Lobster Cookbook.
Chef Pettit didn't just cook for us, he also brought us into the kitchen to teach us how to make Whitehaven Wine-inspired dishes such as Matty’s Moules Frites and Snow Crab Fondue. Now this wasn't any regular dreary cooking demo, Matt brought spunk, skill and FUN to the kitchen and even let us sip on Whitehaven Wine while we cooked….which seemed to really enhance my cooking confidence haha.
For the fondue we got into groups and had to come up with team names. My team came up with the name the SB's or the Sauvignon Blanc's. We worked together to make a delicious wine-heavy fondue and prepared a platter full of bread, crab, pickles and scallops to dip into the gooey cheese.
After our kitchen cookout, it was time for the FEAST. Chef Matt prepared such a wonderful meal for us featuring Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Fondue, Pan-roasted Arctic Char, Fresh Green Salad with Sauvignon Blanc Vinaigrette and Moules-Frites. Everything was incredibly tasty, wine-infused and Matt only used Ocean Wise approved sustainable seafood and local produce.