4.39pm, Saturday 24th April, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, BC, Canada
OK kids, looks like we’re back on the air! So I’m going to whiz back to Edmonton, finish that off, then catch up to where we’re at today. An action packed 72 hours has happened to it will be the flying fingers this end as I belt out the highlights.
Tuesday April 20th Edmonton – Oil City
I just want to finish off The Bothy story first. In the pic, Kevin the chef has plated up one of Andrea’s chicken & leek pies for me, which was exactly what I was looking for. Then we really got spoiled, as he came out with some of their experimental tenderloin beef done sous vide. This is where they prepare the beef with a four pepper rub and some smoked salt, then seal the beef in an airtight bag and poach it at low temperature over an extended time. Well, it was like a melt-in-your-mouth pastrami thing – sensational.
The Bothy has only been open since December 2, so is probably the the best kept secret in town, but it won’t stay that way for long. If you’re in town, make sure you drop by and see them – and have a chat to Chris the Scot behind the bar and ask him about representing Scotland in their national baseball team – true story!