Recently The Taste of Huron held a free tasting event located at the Goderich Museum. So I thought I'd take some time and check out what our local restaurants and producers had to offer. Here are my top five picks.
1 - White Carnation's Pickled Weth Mushroom With Pigeon Pea Salad
This has to be my favorite as I love mushrooms. With the soft texture of the mushrooms, pigeon pea salad and the crunch of the pastry shell, I was in heaven. I definitely will be checking out their Sunday Night Buffet in the near future.
2 - Port Albert General Store Canadian Pizza with Maple Syrup
I am not familiar with Port Albert General Store but their pizza caught my attention with their unique pizza ingredients. The one that sticks out to me is the Canadian with the Bacon, Mushroom and Pepperoni, but they add as they say "A true Canadian topping" of Maple Syrup. Their marketing was also fun as the pizzas were served on frisbees with their upcoming addition promoting Port Albert Pub. How fun it was, this a must check out.
3 - Samuel's Beef Carpaccio
I loved the taste and texture of this dish, but their presentation and description made me want to visit Samuel's very soon. Quote " Metzger's beef tenderloin seared and then marinated with sweet onion, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Chilled and sliced paper thin. With shiitake mushrooms sautéed in garlic oil, Firmly Rooted greens, and housemade horseradish crema on Sour dough bread." If you're from Huron County you will recognize Metzger's as a quality meat provider and Firmly Rooted at your local farmer's market with beautiful vegetables.
4 - Hessenland's Baguette with Cedar Villa Eye of Round
Another surprise, since I usually don't really care for hummus. Hessenland's Baguette with Cedar Villa Eye of Round and Huron County white bean hummus, topped with local asparagus was fantastic. The texture of the baguette along with tender Eye of round from Cedar Villa, with crisp vegetables, this was another win for my taste buds.
5 - Sweet Love Eats Chicken, Black Bean & Corn Tacos
These hand-held chicken tacos were amazing. Again, making use of Metzger's Meats and Pine River Cheese this is definitely a quality taco. I was excited to learn that not only do they operate a cafe in the YMCA in Goderich, but they have also launched a food truck this year. I can't wait to see them at an event near me in the future!