November 13, 2006 UPDATE: Contest entries are now closed. Thanks to all of you for sending in some wonderful entries. Winners will be announced and notified on November 14th. After ten years, Pacific Palate on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition is coming to an end. There’s a reason behind my departure, and I’ll reveal all the why’s and where’s on November the 14th.
In the meantime, to reward my loyal listeners, we are running a fantastic contest you can win by telling me about your most memorable meal…all you have to do is scroll down to the comments section of this page, and write no more than TWO PARAGRAPHS about your most memorable meal ever. We’ll read some of the entries on the air, and on November 14th we’ll announce the grand prize winner. The deadline is noon, Monday, November 13th.
The grand prize so far includes dinners for two at three of the best new restaurants in Vancouver:
For me, my most memorable meal of recent times came this spring in Italy, with my wife Ramona at a tiny little bistro in Rome. It was the perfect lunch, joking with the waiter, being able to point at a dish of large, tenderly braised artichokes in the kitchen and having them delivered seconds later to our table, toothsome pastas, and an amazing appetizer of fresh cantaloupe, arugula and prosciutto.
I look forward to hearing your stories about your most memorable meal! …and good luck in the contest.