OCTOBER 2019 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 Taste-to-Buy France 11am-5pm FREE Style: In-Store Sale, Tasting Stations Throughout, Main Store With over 200 wine varieties grown in France, there’s something to please every palate! Willow Park Wines & Spirits sales are a “Taste to Buy” experience. Almost all the wines featured at our Pinot Noir Festival, and many more, are open for tastings. We invite you to try before you buy to ensure that you’re going home with the perfect bottle. MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 Whiskies for Fall 7-8:30pm $35 Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, we’re looking for something to warm us from the inside out! Join Trusted Expert Dave Michiels as introduces you to his must-know whiskies for fall and the incredible stories behind them. If you love a great dram you won’t want to miss this!
CHICKEN PAILLARDS WITH AVOCADO AND POMEGRANATE SALSA By Meiko Pennock For the Chicken • 4 4-6 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1 • ⁄3 cup fresh lemon juice • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil • 1 tbsp. pomegranate molasses • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Salsa • 1 large lemon • 1/2 medium pomegranate • 3 small scallions, white and light-green parts only, thinly sliced • 2 medium firm-ripe avocados (6 to 7 oz. each), pitted, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch dice • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil • 2 tsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley • 1 tsp. finely diced seeded jalapeno • 1 tsp. pomegranate molasses • Kosher salt
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 French Wine & Cheese Pairing Class featuring Springbank Cheese Co. 7-8:30pm $45 Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating
Prepare the Chicken Pound each chicken breast between pieces of plastic wrap wrap until about 3/8 inch thick. In a shallow bowl, stir the lemon juice, 2 tbsp. of the olive oil, pomegranate molasses, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add the chicken, turn to coat well, cover, and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour.
Calling all Francophiles! Our friends from Springbank Cheese Co. are back again for une soirée merveilleuse! Our Trusted Experts have selected some of their favourite French wines, each of which will be perfectly paired with French cheeses. You’ll be amazed at the variety of flavours and aromas that come from this incredible country.
Make the Salsa Finely grate the zest from the lemon and then squeeze 1 tbsp. juice. Pick the seeds out of the pomegranate, discarding any pith, and put them in a bowl. Add the lemon zest and juice, scallions, avocado, olive oil, parsley, jalapeno, pomegranate, molasses, and 1/2 tsp. salt.
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Cook the Chicken Heat 1/2 tbsp. of the olive oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add 2 of the chicken breasts and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until lightly browned on the other side and cooked through, about 3 minutes more. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 1/2 tbsp. oil and 2 chicken breasts. Serve the chicken with the salsa spooned over the top.