Tag: Absinthe Cafe

  • Absinthe’s Patrick Garland…

    Absinthe’s Patrick Garland…

    … has landed in Kelowna. By now he’s likely picked up his CCC chef coat, sharpened his knives and is plotting and planning his next moves. He’s there to represent Ottawa-Gatineau at the Canadian Culinary Championship, having won the Gold Medal Plates competition last November. Temperatures are hovering at three above – I just checked – and nothing […]

  • Gold Medal Plates 2014

    Gold Medal Plates 2014

    Great numbers of grapes were peeled, little quail birds broken down, and many bottles of Gewurtztraminer opened. Patrick Garland of Absinthe Café took home the top prize last night, at Gold Medal Plates 2014, for his Quail with Raisins. Beneath the crisped, bronzed skin of the breast, he stuffed a layer of foie gras. He  fashioned […]