Some of our Wine Guild members went to the Vampire Vinos / Deadly Dishes Hallowe’en Evening at the Crowfoot Liquor Store in NW Calgary. A delicious evening to be sure! Our first tasting was Howe Sound Pumpkin Eater beer out of Squamish, BC. A nice start ! We were then presented with a 7 layer dip, complete with a spider web decorating the top layer! This was paired with Skinny Girl Margarita & salsa chips. ( very good pairing ! )
Our main course was breast of chicken with a “bloody red” sauce – the base was vodka!! Our mashed potatoes were in the shape of a ghost, & a vegetable medley made up of about 4 different veggies. The presentation was top notch! Three red wines were served with our main course. Vampire Merlot / Velvet Devil Merlot & Sin Zin. All of us at our table agreed that the 3rd red ( Sin Zin ) was the best of the bunch.
We sampled Kah Enejo tequila, which is bottled in a black skull bottle. Those of us that enjoy tequila found it quite good. KAH Tequila was designed to pay reverence and honour to Mexico and its people. Its bottle and spirit are reflective of Day of the Dead, the 3,000 year-old Meso-American ritual honoring deceased loved ones. The word KAH translates to “life” in the ancient Mayan language. Every bottle is an individual, hand-crafted work of art, no two bottles are the same.
Dessert was a wonderful chocolate layer cake, complete with black cat licorice and paired with this was Chocovine Chocolate Wine. Very, very decadent indeed! This wine is from Holland and is made with red wine, chocolate and cream.
During our courses, each table participated in a set of Trivia Questions. We did pretty good, but did not do well enough to win the prize! All in all, it was a fun night out and everyone enjoyed themselves.