Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vegas butt" rub

I was in Vegas couple month ago to recharge on some sun 
I totally forgot one of my suit case with my new summer clothes purchased over there, here what I found from a Friend in the same line of business as I, They give me this gifts with promises to add it to my blog so here it is as I always keep my promises better late then never
Cheer butt master may the spices be with you.

Quick & easy snack for surprise guest

So Easy so tasty Avocado blend with lime & roasted red bell pepper, chili flake  Maison Cote bacon sea salt, steam asparagus and slices tomatoes with Maison Cote pepper blend and bacon sea salt 
 it look like summer  

Monday, July 23, 2012

Maison Cote Whistler Farmers Market

One million & one reasons to get to the Whistler Farmers Market  on Sunday's
the level of Artisans( Farmers, Food & Craft) is without no doubt in my mind the best Markets in British Colombia 
This week let me introduce you to Pure Bread  From Whistler  Not only the breads and all the wonderful treats are fantastic but they are at the cutting edge of edibles creation in BC
A must to taste  I love Artisans who reach this level, this is Art for your soul and stomach 
Lucky for Vancouver you could find them as well at Local Farmers Market such as Trout lake and West End 

Here some of my Creations 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Young infused Balsamic Gift Set

Young Infused Balsamic Vinegar Gift Set

Mission Figs
White peach
White Truffle

What a great Corporate Gifts for staff & clients

2 X 375 Ml bottle Gift Set $25.00 Each 
Only 3000 Set till Christmas 

Last day to order Christmas Corporate Gifts or large order is Oct 31 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Maison Cote was granted a second register trademark, Sea to Sky Salt

Sea to Sky Salt is officially our register trademark.
  I created this wonderful blend of salt in 2008 and it was an immediate success at Farmers Market, Granville Island, Whistler & Victoria Crafts Shows.
I had to protect it, as let put it this way there is a lot of company's paying me lots of high flattery, from south of the boarder to here on my own turf.
Thank-you to all of my supporter true the years  
I love my work and I am very great at it!  
Angie Quaale the best Cooking school and gourmet shop in BC  Call me the Spices magician  it is nice to be acknowledge by my industry but it is 
because of your constant support, advise and praise then I will be
 celebrating 20 year of incorporated Life in 2013 
Thank-you so Much
Let have a crazy, creative, food fun loving one 

  Our Fantastic original Sea to Sky Salt blend
 Some of the 480 Different blends I created in the last 20 years

Our staples bags since 1993

One of my last creation  
Burgundy & Hibiscus Sea Salt 




Thank-you for supporting an original Food Creator
jean-Pierre Cote  
at your services 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer vinegar

Aged balsamic 12
Pulp vinegar tomato red pepper & mango
Vive Summer

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Maison Cote at Farmers Market & Granville Island Public Market

I will be at Granville Island Farmers Market Tomorrow from 9 Am to 3 PM  Then Friday to Monday  Inside the Public Market from 9 AM to 7 PM
Saturday I will be at the West end Market & Sunday at the Whistler Farmers Market

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Maison Cote new Burgundy-hibiscus sea salt

 I will be at the Granville Island Farmers Market tomorrow from 9 to 3 PM 
Hope to see you there
I create a new sea salt Burgundy & hibiscus, floral & delicate with a beautiful pale ruby color I am so please with it 

Sunday July 01 at Araxi Whistler

Nothing memorable, more like all those concept restaurant
After the farmers Market Upper village My Friend Join me for dinner I was still so high from my fantastic experience at whistler sushi village the last Sunday and was hopping to be on the same kind of high from the well acclaim Araxi in Whistler, We arrive Sunday night around 8 PM not table available so we opt for the bar with the same Menu,
we order 3 happy & 2 Main course.

A raw mushroom salad ( look more like a beginner project from home economics)

Green Asparagus Salad 14.50
grilled asparagus with crispy hen egg and shaved parmiggiano-reggiano
grainy mustard and olive oil vinaigrette

Canada Prime Beef Tartare 17.50
tossed with truffle vinaigrette, capers, shallots and garnished with a quail egg
house baked sourdough crostini and gherkins
( really fake truffle oil at this level, it is so wrong)

Griled Lamb Loin 36.50
chickpea puree, charred baby onions, artichokes and crisp pinenut polenta
with romesco sauce and basil oil
( OK, but not spectacular the polenta was the best thing on this plate the Artichoke have lot of hard choking part 
 the lamb OK but nothing memorable)

Roasted Saddle of Rabbit 29.50
with organic pork cheek and fresh herbs, spicy peppadew peppers
housemade ricotta gnocchi with local baby carrots
(so much pork wrapping around the rabbit you do not taste the delicate flesh it is so salty it is ridiculous, the gnocchi are so tuff they could beat you up in the street very, very deceiving )

We where expecting a great culinary moment and it was not, the home made bread was super store style, the service was done OK I am just not sure if she was sad or shy, but she was OK .
Do not get me wrong it is not bad food but just not memorable it was like the keg,  Milestone or any of those concept restaurant.
not very pricy, 118.00 for the food alone, no alcohol