After years of watching X-Files and being addicted to sci-fi shows, never did I imagine that I would be dining in a crop circle. This bucket list experience was finally checked off as my foodie partner-in-crime aka my fiancée and I were invited to attend a unique event last night hosted by Kara and Darold Enright of Enright Cattle Company at their family-owned farm in Tweed, Ontario. If you haven't heard of them or had the pleasure of tasting their quality meat, then we'll have to rectify that asap! Quite a few Kingston restaurants incorporate Enright beef into their menus such as Pan Chancho, Chez Piggy, Olivea, and more, so no need to worry or Google the nearest shop.
And if there's one thing you need to know it's that,
"Enright truly prides themselves on raising the best quality product possible while maintaining exceptional animal welfare practices, making environmentally conscious decisions and building a sustainable business in agriculture. All animals on the farm are raised on a natural, all-vegetable diet without the use of artificial hormones."
That is truly amazing. With that in mind, the evening was nothing but exceptional (weather included) featuring a delicious 3-course meal, live entertainment, a fashion show and of course a family affair with all hands on deck. The menu of the event was crafted by none other than local chef Clark Day of Bayview Farm as his chefs Francois Drolet and Will Arnaud were onsite cooking up a storm over an open fire.
As we made our way into the crop circle, we had the opportunity to sample tasty delicacies of summer sausage from charcuterie boards that paired with pickles and freshly made focaccia bread. My oh my was I in heaven and dinner hadn't even started. As we strolled around the circle saying hi to the vendors, my drink of choice was a Huff Estate rosé to cool off as the sun beamed its rays down (not complaining but it was slightly warm). Along with local wines, the fabulous Laura of Mackinnon Brewery was also onsite pouring craft beers.