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The Executive Chef Event Series at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market closed its season with an evening of delicious food. Chef Dan Walker from Weczeria Restaurant on Broadway Ave entertained guests from this sold out event with his culinary expertise and his take on farm fresh foods.

Wine pairings included Canadian wineries Sumac Ridge Sauvignon Blanc and Mission Hill Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tony Krause and Chef Dan

Our welcome drink: Petrofka

1 1/2 shots Bison Grass Vodka
3/4 shot apple schnapps
1 shot apple cider or juice
1/2 shot fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 shot Pernod
1/2 shot simple syrup
 (Recipe courtesy of Chef Dan)
 Twenty year-old Matthew Copperud entertained us with his soft guitar music throughout the evening.

Glamorous settings of gold, greeted patrons and teased everyone with what they could look forward to – a royal colour of food presentations.

Pea soup served cold, topped with a mint sprig and a Parmesan crisp – creamy and refreshing

I loved the presentation of soup in a canning jar.

Elegance Salad with Lentils and an Apple Dressing – loved the hint of apple, and could have eaten a bowl of lentils

Whitefish with Fiddleheads topped with a creamy basil sauce – a favorite at our table.

Fiddleheads are those little known spring greens of unfurled fonds of ostrich ferns. Check out the Canadian Living website for more information on how to cook these nutritious flavorful fonds at: http://www.canadianliving.com/food/cooking_school/yum_fiddlehead_season.php

Asparagus and Fingerling Potatoes – the plating before the steak

Ribeye Steak served with Asparagus and Fingerling Potatoes and topped with a Bordelaise Sauce

Chef Dan described his cooking method for the ribeye – sous-vide the steak, a method of slow cooking, vacuüm packed food, in water. The steak retains its juiciness and colour, and cooks perfectly – to medium rare. Definitely melt-in-your-mouth flavorful.

Sour Cherry Crumble served with Vanilla Icecream – not too sweet, and the perfect ending to the Chef Event Series

Our evening of delightful food, supplied by Saskatoon Farmers’ Market vendors, cooked fresh in the Market Kitchen by Chef Dan and his culinary team.

Thank you Chef Dan for a scrumptious evening.

Visit the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market; bring a shopping bag as you will want to buy fresh produce and fruit, meats, grains, and baked and canned goods; and meet the market vendors. You’ll learn a wealth of knowledge about Saskatchewan foods and make new friends.