Gastronomic delights planned for gala dinner

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Musicians often submit outrageous or extravagant contract demands when performing or participating in certain events.

But the Juno gala dinner should leave even the most discerning artists sated.

The menu includes an assortment of canapÉs, a spring greens salad with goat cheese crouton and toasted pine nuts; beef tenderloin and jumbo tiger prawns with butter and chive whipped potato, roasted asparagus and red pepper; and for desert a three part chocolate seduction, with a raspberry cream shooter in an edible chocolate cup, Belgian dark chocolate mousse encased in chocolate lattice, and a vanilla bean cheesecake with chocolate drizzle.

Vegetarian option

Melanie Berry, president of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, takes part in the final tasting of the Juno gala dinner men at the Delta Hotel in preparation for the April 17 awards dinner. - Photo by Alisha Morrissey/The Telegram

Musicians often submit outrageous or extravagant contract demands when performing or participating in certain events.

But the Juno gala dinner should leave even the most discerning artists sated.

The menu includes an assortment of canapÉs, a spring greens salad with goat cheese crouton and toasted pine nuts; beef tenderloin and jumbo tiger prawns with butter and chive whipped potato, roasted asparagus and red pepper; and for desert a three part chocolate seduction, with a raspberry cream shooter in an edible chocolate cup, Belgian dark chocolate mousse encased in chocolate lattice, and a vanilla bean cheesecake with chocolate drizzle.

Vegetarian option

A vegetarian option includes herbed risotto stuffed peppers, grilled vegetables and roasted garlic pesto.

Delta executive chef Brian Ramsey presented each course to part of the Juno planning committee with flourish, explaining what went into each dish.

The gala, a dinner and awards show for 1,150, will see most of the Juno awards handed out.

But not before the three-course meal is served to likely rave reviews.

Melanie Berry, president of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, was on hand for the tasting and oohed and ahhed over the pine-nut covered salad, prawns and especially the chocolate.

Berry said the meal is part of the experience and that's why the committee has had several tastings and put so much thought into the menu.

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Organizations: Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

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  • Leah
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    And within the City, even in the same area of this extravagant meal, some of our own citizens are going hungry!
    Maybe we should rummage through the garbage at the Delta tomorrow and see the waste that could have fed hundreds that really needed it.
    I don't mean to be a so-called
    party-pooper, but this is reality.

  • Noone
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    I love the Leah's of the world. So according to you because there are homeless people most of whom are in need of care for mental disabilities, no one should enjoy anything?

    If you earn a good wage - do not support the economy, all hotels, restaurants and bars should go out of business because giving patronage to those establishments is not as worthy as feeding the homeless so we should all just stay home and eat bread and butter, because if you have some fancy meat - that could be money spent on the homeless.

    Although homelessness is a realty, stopping all economic activity, is the answer to Leah? Or is it only when events occur that she could not attend that the what about the homeless meme comes out.

    No one go and enjoy a drink - we have soldiers in Afghanistan who can not have a beer. So no one should.

    Leah - I hope you are putting in all your hours to helping the homeless before laying the thick guilt trip on the people who enjoyed a nice night.

  • Leah
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Noone, I was talking about all the
    PRE-PREPARATION expenses for meals and salaries just for testing before the actual Juno date of April 17th. meal. When I wrote that post, I was thinking mostly about children who have to go to school hungry some days because their families cannot afford three daily decent meals; not, as you say, homeless people most of whom are in need of care for mental disabilities.

  • Leah
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    And within the City, even in the same area of this extravagant meal, some of our own citizens are going hungry!
    Maybe we should rummage through the garbage at the Delta tomorrow and see the waste that could have fed hundreds that really needed it.
    I don't mean to be a so-called
    party-pooper, but this is reality.

  • Noone
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    I love the Leah's of the world. So according to you because there are homeless people most of whom are in need of care for mental disabilities, no one should enjoy anything?

    If you earn a good wage - do not support the economy, all hotels, restaurants and bars should go out of business because giving patronage to those establishments is not as worthy as feeding the homeless so we should all just stay home and eat bread and butter, because if you have some fancy meat - that could be money spent on the homeless.

    Although homelessness is a realty, stopping all economic activity, is the answer to Leah? Or is it only when events occur that she could not attend that the what about the homeless meme comes out.

    No one go and enjoy a drink - we have soldiers in Afghanistan who can not have a beer. So no one should.

    Leah - I hope you are putting in all your hours to helping the homeless before laying the thick guilt trip on the people who enjoyed a nice night.

  • Leah
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    Noone, I was talking about all the
    PRE-PREPARATION expenses for meals and salaries just for testing before the actual Juno date of April 17th. meal. When I wrote that post, I was thinking mostly about children who have to go to school hungry some days because their families cannot afford three daily decent meals; not, as you say, homeless people most of whom are in need of care for mental disabilities.