A little while back, I received an invitation from The Keg Steakhouse + Bar’s PR company asking if I would be interested in attending their lobster summer menu tasting event. I have to admit that I am not usually a regular at The Keg, considering I don’t really eat a lot of steak or meat and potatoes (worst Albertan ever?). My preference is always the seafood or fish dish, so when I read lobster – I was immediately on board! When I arrived at our table and saw the tasting menu, I was overwhelmed by how many options they were bringing us to sample and it was all lobster related too, but I guess when you’ve been offering a lobster summer menu for over 15 years as The Keg has, you know what you’re doing.
Our Lobster Summer Tasting Menu
The Keg also has several feature cocktails for the summer and I was interested in a lot of them, but as our tasting menu came with wine pairings, and I was driving myself home, I decided to try the Strawberry Basil Lemonade sans gin. I thought this was a nice refreshing drink for the hot summer day and would love to drink it while sitting on a patio. I really liked the tartness of the lemonade and the basil in it – I am confident that adding gin could only make it better!
Living in a landlocked province is one of the hardest things for someone who loves seafood… Whenever I get near a city close to the ocean – I gorge myself on all the seafood available. However, that’s not to say that we don’t get any seafood here in Edmonton, but I just find it occasionally “meh”, so I am always excited to hear friends rave about seafood-centric places that are close to home. Black Pearl Seafood Bar has been open for awhile now, but I haven’t been able to find the time to go until recently. A few friends and I decided to pre-snack before heading to the Yelp Edmonton Museum After Dark party a couple weeks ago and boy am I glad we went to Black Pearl!
Black Pearl Seafood Bar
Sorry friends, no mani Monday post for this week. I broke most of my nails in Vancouver over the long weekend so I’ll try again for next week. However, I couldn’t let this Monday pass without a video of the week and luckily enough, I do have one for y’all.
Right before the Easter long weekend, I was fortunate enough to get advance screening passes to see Revolution from filmmaker Rob Stewart, who made the wonderful documentary Sharkwater. I’ve developed an affinity for sharks in recent years (I don’t know why) but I thought Sharkwater was very well done and it has certainly highlighted the plight of sharks especially those being killed just for their fins – I definitely no longer consider shark fin soup a delicacy and can’t tell the difference between fake shark fin and the real deal anyway so why bother eating it, therefore I remain hopeful that more cities and countries consider banning the sale of shark fins. But I’m not here to discuss Sharkwater, although if you’ve never seen it – I would encourage you to borrow it from EPL or rent/buy a copy off iTunes etc. and take a peek.
I will admit, an awesome bonus to the advance screening was that Rob Stewart was there in person to do a Q and A session and he is so eloquent and passionate about this topic that for me, the Q and A was even better than the film (but I really enjoyed the film too).