I had the pleasure of going to the Lincoln Vancouver VIP Launch Luncheon with Rick Chung. They really went all out with the event invites. Lunch and wine at the Vancouver Art Gallery rooftop pavilion on a Friday afternoon? Hard to turn that down.
We heard from Sheryl Connelly, manager of Ford Global Trends and Futuring. Her job is to track consumer trends and collaborate with people throughout the Ford system to see how that information may impact future products. In essence, her job is to try to predict the future. Cool gig.
Left: Wild greens with hazelnut and artisan cheese: Poplar Grove Tiger Blue cheese, Okanagan apple chips, toasted hazelnuts, red endive and apple cider vinaigrette
Right: Beef tenderloin with gnocchi: grilled beef tenderloin served with hand-made gnocchi, tomato fondant, fine green beans and wild mushroom jus
Left: Arctic char with a lemon pine nut beurre blanc seasoned with preserved lemon and tomato concasse, served with roasted squash, green beans and crisp sage and panko gremolata, smashed new red potatoes with herbs and Parmesan cheese
Right: Chocolate caramel trio: butterscotch pudding, chocolate mousse pate, chocolate dolce sandwich cookie
Instead we got to tour the Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon exhibit after lunch. All in all, not a bad way to enjoy my Friday afternoon.