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Royal Welcome….

Welcome fit for a King! (Don that is!)

A very special week on Steep Island as our long time guest and RCMP enthusiast and collector Don Reid and his group were greeted upon their arrival to Steep Island by RCMP officer Constable P. Gaiger of the Quadra Island Detachment in Red Serge.  A great moment and one for the history books….especially Don’s!

A Handsome Group






Even Splash got in on a picture!
Even Splash got in on a picture!

After a great salutation it was off to the fishing grounds and the group did well over the next couple of days fishing south and went home with buckets of fish with a couple of 28 pounders!  All in all another fantastic trip!

Busy Cleaning Table
Busy Cleaning Table

Yet Again…..

May 15th 2010

Brome Lake Foie Gras

Steep Island Lodge, Cheddar & Co., and Pauline Woods representative for PMA Wines and Spirits who brought along a wonderful array of product to pare with Michelle’sfantastic menu hosted yet another wonderful dinner party at Steep Island. The weather was with us on this one too! And the menu and spirits again delectable!!!!!

Michelle started everyone off with Parmesan Crusted Cortes Island Oysterwitha lime mignonette. This was pared with Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer from Scotland in perfectly frosted glasses.


Pattison Farms Organic Spinach Salad , with pancetta, sunny side quail egg, porcini mushroom and Salt Spring Island Goats Cheese, served with a chilledTwo Oceans Sauvignon Blanc Brut 2009. South Africa

 Next came the delicious Brome Lake Foie Gras accompanied by Villa Maria Riesling 2008 from New Zealand.

A Mint Granite to cleanse the palate and now to the irresistible main course, (even for the two vegetarians on board!):

Truffle Crusted Island Bison Tournados!!!!         WOW! If you have never had this Island Bison before take it from everyone at this dinner party it is the most delicious and tender meat to be had! This was wonderfully pared with Osborne Solaz Tempranillo– A 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Spain!

And the Grande Finale…..

Smoked Tea infused chocolate pot de creme with macerated raspberries and pumpkin seed brittle…served with Osborne Reserve Tawny Port –Portugal-aged 7 years in oak barrels.

The evening proceeded with a fire in the fire pit, some rounds of poker and pool and lots and lots of fun…best for me were two surprise guests, former guides of Steep Island, Tyler and Zues who I had not seen in a few years…..

                            Special thanks to Pauline Woods & PMA Wines & Spirits





And to Michelle for another FANTASTIC menu and evening! www.cheddarandcompany.com




And to our guests, we hope to see you all again! We know you had as much fun as we did! Maybe more…..

Cheers, Chantal Jon Michelle and Mark