Are you hosting a Canada Day party this year? Need a few tips on how to make it amazing? We went right to the source and got entertaining secrets from Chef Tim Mackiddie of Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery.
Hope you have a great Canada Day party this year with the following tips:
Summer is a great season for produce, so start with inspiration from what’s available at the farmer’s market. From blueberries to stone fruit, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients always taste better.
Pick simple flavours that pack a punch and can be used in a variety of ways. Even appetizers can be elevated with the addition of a great topping – salsas, jams, or sauces. Chef Mackiddie’s special wine-infused jams like the Sparkling Maple Bacon jam, Merlot and Blueberry jam and Sauvignon Blanc and Peach jam can add a variety of flavour to your dishes in unexpected ways.
Do as much preparation as you can before the actual day – there’s no shame in reheating something you’ve made ahead of time.
Throw out the rule book that says white wine has to be paired with chicken or fish and red wine with red meats. Try different food and wine pairings that suit your tastes. Jackson-Triggs has a variety of wines we love and you will too. Wine pairings add a certain sophistication and harmonize the flavours in your food – it’s a win-win.
We have always supported Canadian music and it’s a big part of what we enjoy on a day out or at a party or while relaxing at home. We love to constantly jam along to our favourite local acts, shuffling between upbeat and chilled out tunes to suit the mood and the type of dishes we would be cooking. Each song and songwriter has a personality, just like each bottle of wine does.
When we asked the Chef to suggest some music that goes with the wine and food, he listed the following to be his all time favourites.
With these great Tips and a happening “All Canadian” Playlist, you are now all set the have a blast at your very own Canada day party!