A Pairing Story

A little while back our friends from Bishop’s Cellar asked us to host one of their Concept Dinners, specifically a collaboration with Benjamin Bridge and some of their wines and other goodies from their winery.

A gathering with the wines offered, led to scores of tasting notes and ideas on themes and ingredients of dishes that would pair nicely with what we were experiencing in the glass.

A food menu began to develop that was describably Brooklyn Warehouse; a fun, new pairing of flavours and textures reinventing a classic dish. Many minds were at play thinking up novel techniques and components that would really elevate the uniqueness of the dishes our chefs will finally put out. 

Another dimension to the menu is the opportunity to source some of the cooking ingredients directly from the BB estate. Grapes from the vineyard will be jellied and rasinated for components of dishes. A pig from the BB farm will be used throughout the dinner; Pork Fat Short Dough anyone? Even honey from the BB landscape will be folded into the flavours of the evening. It’s a really fun process, and by cooking with such an abundance of local ingredients, we will be doing a deep dive into the terroir of our region. That is to say, truly tasting the flavours of Nova Scotia’s agricultural lands.

It’s always a treat getting to work with Benjamin Bridge. We’re honoured to have a long history with the folks at the winery. They are kind, inspired, and work diligently; producing world class wines that have brought international acclaim to our wine industry.

Bishop’s is of course the legendary private wine shop down on the beautiful Halifax waterfront. Go talk to their team of highly knowledgable and easy-going staff to help find your new beverage of choice!