Rosé Garden Party, l’Ordre Mondial

July 3, 2022


Ashley, Vice Chargée de Presse


On this crisp overcast Sunday afternoon, the members of l’Order Mondial spent the afternoon tasting Rosé amongst the sublime setting of Rundle Wood Garden, a hidden gem, a secret garden, one was transported, and no longer within Calgary.  We were also very lucky the rain kept away.

Vice-Echanson, Linda Robinson greeted guests with a jeroboam of Tattinger Rosé.

This afternoon was catered by Chef Ducan Lee and a small team from Foreign Concept.

Through the afternoon we enjoyed:


Chilli Prawns with Mango Chutney
Roasted Beet and Goats Cheese Tart, Candied Pecan
Duck and Foie Gras Rillette, Red Currant Chutney

First Course

Prosciutto Crostini, Quince Jam, Compress Asian Pear

 Second Course

Albacore Tuna Tataki, Strawberry and Thai Basil Relish, Nouc Cham Dressing
Cumin Lamb Lollipops, pickled Cauliflower, Apple Fennel Puree, Apple Cider Migonette

Third Course

Compressed Watermelon, Baby Bocconini, Chilli Oil, Chinese Black Vinegar
Lemongrass Duck Crepe, Confit Duck Leg, Cucumber, Scallions, Hoisin Sauce

Fourth Course

Butter Poached Lobster Salad, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Orange Fillets, Pickled Red Onion, Yuzu Dressing


Double Chocolate Brownie, Vanilla Bean Chantilly, Raspberries

Our selection of wines

Tattinger Prestige Rosé NV (from Jeroboam)
Champagne, France
Aromas of red fruit; freshly crushed wild raspberry, cherry, blackcurrant. Lively, fruity, fresh, and elegant.

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2007 (from Magnum)
Champagne, France
A nose of crushed strawberries, lime, and liquorice underlined by a hint of roast coffee and cacao.

Viña Real Pale Rosado 2020,
Rioja, Spain
Floral aromas and fine notes of peach and apricot combined with strawberry and citrus hints.

Rorenata Merlot Rosé 2021,
Naramata bench, VQA, British Columbia
Dry, bright, juicy with strawberry watermelon and Jolly Rancher fruit.

Gérard Bertrand Clos du Temple Rosé 2019,
Languedoc Cabrières, South of France
Notes of rip apricot, white peach, rose and spice with a mild tobacco finish.

 Croft Pink Port,
Deliciously ripe cherry and raspberry fruit flavours with nuances of honey and grapefruit.

Croft Pink Port & Tonic
Vibrant flavours of ripe cherry and raspberry with honey and grapefruit. Dry and refreshing finish.

The afternoon wound to a close, and on our way home we got to take with us Crofts Pink Port & Tonic to enjoy upon our arrivals home.  It took a bit of the sadness away that Monday would soon follow, and the work week would start again.

Our thanks and appreciation go out to Linda Robinson for organizing the wines for this afternoon, Llyn Strelau, and his partner Rodney Shaver for welcoming us into their fabulous garden. Last but not least another thank you for Chef Duncan Lee and his team.

Vive l’Ordre Mondial

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