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Best Western: The combination of BC spot prawns and Riesling from the Okanagan Valley makes this a regional feast

Chef Christopher Thomas from B.C.’s CedarCreek Estate Winery shares a delicious seafood dish that pairs beautifully with a glass of Riesling. He recommends the CedarCreek’s 2011 Riesling.

Tagliatelle with Prawns Provençal

Serves 4


5 oz         Prawns (spotted work best)
4.5 oz      Tagliatelle pasta (or any good quality egg pasta)
5 oz         Heirloom style tomatoes (a variety of colours, diced)
4 fl oz      Extra virgin olive oil
4 fl oz      White wine (Riesling does work well)
1oz           Shallots chopped fine
½ oz        Roasted garlic puree* (about five cloves)
6               Large basil leaves cut into fine strips
2 Tbsp     Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste


Combine oil, shallots and prawns in a large sauté pan and cook until prawns become pink.  Add wine and garlic puree and reduce liquid by half.  Combine remaining ingredients except cheese. Cook for about two minutes or until sauce thickens.  Season with salt and pepper, serve over Tagliatelle and top with cheese.

For roasted garlic puree, preheat oven to 375F, wrap each clove in aluminum foil and cook for 45 minutes. Then peel the cloves and grind in a food processor, adding some olive oil to arrive at a smooth, creamy paste.

CedarCreek‘s Darryl Brooker and Tantalus Vineyards‘ David Paterson discuss why they love Riesling. Not surprisingly that passion comes through in their work as they produce some of the best Rieslings in Canada, working with grapes grown in the northern Okanagan Valley.