Pop and Chips Tasting Party – Andrew Mandaliti, Katie Cheung and Kellan Jay

On March 7, 2016, Andrew, Katie and Kellan hosted a tasting event where guests sampled eight different food and beverage pairings. The venue had four big, round tables with table cloths, elegantly printed dinner menus and napkins for each guest on the table. The hosts were dressed in semi-formal attire.

The guests were under the impression that they were attending a fine dining experience except they ended up sampling various chip and pop pairings. The eight courses served that evening were: Appetizer 1: Spicy Sriracha & Peach Ginger Bubbly, Appetizer 2: Classic Poutine & Lemon Iced Tea, Appetizer 3: Blue Cheese Buffalo Wings & Root Beer, Soup/ Salad: Aged Cheddar and Onion & Sparkling Bubbly, Pre-Light Main: Sour Cream and Dill & Grapefruit Citrus Bubbly, Main Course 1: Barbecue Baby Back Ribs & Ginger Flavoured Bubbly, Main Course 2: Canadian Burger & Classic Cola, and Dessert: Maple Bacon & Cream Soda Flavoured Bubbly.

When the first course was brought out, the guests laughed with surprise. As the night carried on, the diners continued to sample and evaluate the offerings. After the eight courses, the guests voted on their favourite pairings.


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